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.

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From Sweden to Istanbul

My week in Istanbul post-finishing classes in Sweden showed me the two extremes of human nature; the disheartening and the inspiring. After being in Sweden, the events in Istanbul allowed me to see how the beauty of a place and its people truly can outshine the bad in the world when you choose to look for it. These stunning umbrellas I found when walking past an alley in Hacımimi, Istanbul reminded me of a lot of the lessons I learned from my experience abroad.

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