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, 2017

Panorama of London »

Lost by translation »

When I went to Japan for the fall semester of 2016, I had the time of my life. My host family in particular were some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. I got to stay in a house that was built over a hundred years ago. I did however, have a particularly awkward incident […]

Always Learning »

Quito, Ecuador is a very beautiful and special place. The people there are so friendly and nice, and always have wonderful things to say about their country. I read a lot about Ecuador before visiting and continued to learn about it in classes and from Ecuadorians once there. However, the experience says it all. The […]

Fulfilling a promise »

I’m from a town of about 10,000 people in Oregon, where the tallest building I can think of is 4 stories high. I’ve never been one fond of heights. After enrolling at Willamette, I had been taught a few years of spanish, but I never really had the chance to speak it. I had lost my […]