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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A Picture from Down Under: One of the Happiest Moments of my Life »

Cottesloe beach sunset »

Karinjini National Park »

Although much of my experience in Perth, Western Australia consisted of the beach, studying, and being enveloped by my residence’s ominous planned activities, I was fortunate enough to embark on a ten-day road trip spanning from Perth all the way to Karinjini National Park, traveling roughly 1,500 km just one-way with twenty other international students.

12 Apostles, Melbourne Australia »

The First Beach – Perth, Australia »

On Top of the World »

Studying abroad in Australia: facts and fantasies »

Since returning from Australia, I have been able to reflect a lot on my experiences and myself as well. When I first arrived at Trinity college I was incredibly overwhelmed and confused. We arrived before the other students and no one was available to let us into our rooms for over an hour. This being […]

Koala »


This is one of several Quokkas (Setonix brachyurus), a species of marsupial, that I encountered on Rottnest Island off the coast of Perth. They previously lived on the mainland but now are mostly confined to a few small islands after the introduction of foxes and feral cats. This picture reminds me of all the strange […]


During our Easter Break the other Willamette students and I went on a road trip with a group of friends we had made during the semester. We travelled up the north coast of Australia for over a week. This picture remind me of the friends I’ve made and what an amazing time I had!