Tellus: (tel’us), n. 1. [Latin] earth, soil, and the land; a country; the world. 2. a collection of Willamette University student’s insights, stories, photos and thoughts from their experiences studying abroad.

Archive for January 15th, 2013

Mountains of Shoes at Auschwitz-Birkenau »

While studying abroad in Prague our program took a weekend trip to Krakow, Poland. While there we visited Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. This was one of the most harrowing experiences on the trip and this photo I took of the piles of  shoes from the more than a million victims who were murdered there was one […]

Tingo Pucara »

Last Sunday, I had a class field trip for rural sociology. We spent the day in the community of Tingo Pucara, which is located in Guangaje parrish, Pujili county, Cotopaxi province in the Ecuadorian highlands. Tingo Pucara is an indigenous community of 25 kichwa-speaking families in Guangaje parish, Cotopaxi Province, Ecuador. The community is located […]