Favorite Overall Photo
Lindsay Stoll (Valencia Fall 1)
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
"Bird Tracks" Sahara Desert in Morocco, Africa
This is a picture of bird tracks on a sand dune in the Sahara during the sunrise.
Cultures, Customs & Traditions
Emily Grant (Buenos Aires Spring 4)
University of Pittsburgh
"Manos Duras" Iguazu Falls, Argentina
At first, the idea of visiting this Guarani reservation was unsettling: invading their lifestyle and intruding on their culture and way of life felt unnatural, but after visiting the reserve, I really appreciated the experience. I learned about their previous nomadic lifestyle and had a chance to view their current way of living. It opened my eyes to a level of poverty that I had not seen so closely before and seeing this woman working hard at cleaning her clothes in the river gave me a deeper appreciation for the things I have.
Shannon Collins (Multi-Country Program Fall 2011)
University of Denver
"Amazonian Sunset" Iquitos, Peru
This photo was taken the first night I was on the Amazon River. A thunderstorm had broken into blood red skies that was reflected perfectly in the black waters of the Maranon River. The water moves swiftly there, but no rapids exists making a perfect glass scape for this local boat man to ripple through. The rainforest was so green and brown that the reds of the sky gave a new hue to the thick air, and I feel like a captured the rare sunset, and the emotions it evoked inside of me with this photo.
The Artistic Eye
Carolyn Rush (Madrid Summer 1)
"Soulmates and Benchmates" Madrid, Spain
This photo was taken in the Paque de Retiro one of my favorite places in all of Madrid. I love the simplicity in this photo. It reminds me of my favorite part of Retiro, time to sit back, and take the beauty in.
Gangs All Here
Sara Sadat-Hossieny (Meknes Fall 2011)
University of Cinncinati
"Camel Taxis" Merzouga, Morocco
ISA Meknes being led through the Saharan desert after a night of listening to Berber music and sleeping under the stars. As our last excursion, our trip to the desert was a reminder of the beauty and magnificence of Morocco.
I'm With ISA
Matthew Wunderlich (Cusco Summer 1)
University of Southern California
"Jungle Cruise" Puerto Maldonado, Peru
After a short hike to a lake, our Amazon guides took us on a boat tour of the area. It felt a little but like the Jungle Cruise at Disneyland, except for, of course, the lack of animatronic elephants.
Live Like the Locals
Nicole Davila (San Jose Summer 1 & 2)
Illinois State University
"Urban Fruits and Vegetables" San Jose, Costa Rica
One day my friend and I decided to take a trip to the Central to snap some photos. We came across this peculiar "hole in the wall" grocery shop. I was so interesting to see the variety of fruits right in the middle of the city. I love how the natural colors of the fruits and vegetable contrast with the urban colors of San Jose.
When In Rome
Paul Gust (Prague Fall 1 2011)
University of Colorado, Boulder
"Side-by-side" Venice, IT
Resting perfectly next to each other these two gondolas made a pretty site to see as I walked through the city of Venice and experienced an unbelievable culture.
"Flamenco" by Lindsay Stoll
"The Gaucho" by Buket Havucoglu
"Archway to the Sagrada" by Julia Moy