A showcase of students' artistic and scholarly responses to the Albert Gallatin Scholars' trip to South Africa, the America Scholars' trip to Cuba, and the Dean's Honor Society's trip to the Galápagos islands.
"When we arrived in the Galápagos, we were instantly bombarded with visual beauty . . . I also had to remind myself to shift my awareness to listening to the island, especially when it seemed like there was hardly anything to hear at all."
"Located some thousand kilometers off the coast of Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands is an oasis where one may connect with nature. The trade-off? You can’t really connect to the internet."
"There was nothing more beautiful than seeing those islands bleed into view. I left a face imprint on the airplane window."
“Most people in the U.S. are uninformed, confused, or misinformed about Cuba.” Reflections on cultural exchange.
“In a country where iPhones don’t dominate the streetscape (yet?), eyes aren’t drawn to screens but are focused on what’s going on offline." Photographs.
"Those seeking authenticity chose pork. Those seeking a break from pork chose chicken. And those seeking a break from chicken chose fish.”
"These buildings weren’t museums or governmental buildings; they were ordinary houses—places ordinary people walk in and out of every day."
"Stumbling in the sweltering dark / the flash from my phone illuminates / a shadow slipping through my shadow"
“When travelling, instead of taking pictures, I like to collect a paper trail.” Playing with the traditions of scrapbooking and zine making.
"Most of us are used to being “locals” in New York City . . . The role reversal that we experienced upon arriving in South Africa that initially left many people uncomfortable."