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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Shakespeare & Castles »

This picture was taken at Kennilworth Castle, one last stop on our way back to London after we had stayed in Stratford-Upon-Avon and seen Much Ado About Nothing at the Royal Shakespeare Company. We enjoyed a windy afternoon of climbing the ruins, enjoying the amazing view of the countryside, and went to the oldest pub […]

A New Thanksgiving Tradition »


The Best Part of Being Abroad are the People that One Meets! »

This photo was taken are a local pub on campus on our last night together. I meet these ladies while abroad and could not have asked for better friends. We traveled, had movie nights, studied, and had dinner gathers together. Our little friend group was made up of all internationals from Germany, Czech Republic, Finland, […]

My First View of Central London »

This picture was taken from my first day in Central London and about a week into my study abroad trip. The American students of Roehampton University broke into groups to run around Central as part of a scavenger hunt to get to know London. I didn’t realize it at the time, but this picture perfectly […]

Thanksgiving in the Land the Pilgrims Fled »

This is a photo of the Thanksgiving dinner that I prepared for myself while studying abroad in England. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, because I love spending a cozy and relaxing day at home with my family. It was difficult to have my first Thanksgiving away from home in a different country, and without my […]

My London Theatre Experience »

When I was abroad in London during the fall I went to an intensive drama school. I am a shy, reserved guy so the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA)tested my comfort zone and brought me out of my shell more. One of the big challenges of theatre is learning to trust your […]

My England »

This was a spot I found to study when it was warm in England (a total of about 3 days) and it was fantastic. It represented everything that I found peaceful about England. The agriculture and old buildings over looking rolling hills of green farms and grazing land. This space was my step into a life that didn’t function by the amount of time saved in the coffee line. Don’t get me wrong, that life was in England too, but it was wonderfully mixed together in a complex attitude on how to value life and time. This space was my England.

London:Where Harry Potter Comes to Life »

Now I know it is completely nerdy, but I love Harry Potter. So when the opportunity to go to the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 1 arose, I jumped at it. And while a movie premiere does seem a likely place to have a significant international experience, it was absolutely amazing! […]