Hi there, my name is Braden and I’m a junior working towards a degree in philosophy, Spanish, and a minor in Communications at Seattle University. I’m currently on the SU-led program in Puebla, Mexico for the next 5 months, where I hope (and am so eagerly trying) to develop a fluency in Spanish and a deeper appreciation for Spanish culture. Here’s a little … Continue reading Let’s Just Be Honest With Each Other OK?
For the longest time, when I travel, I have always wanted people out of my photos and just wanted the location or well known places. I would have halves of heads, bodies chopped off, or fingers poking their way into my frame. I would always try my hardest to get a shot that looked like the ones we have seen before, the seemingly perfect … Continue reading Humans of Granada
While in Spain I have been joyous, surprised, sick, nostalgic, worried, elated, confused, tired… the list goes on. I could cycle through all these emotions in one day, one week, and now, one month. Emotions are constantly changing and sometimes I can’t even put a word to what it is I feel either in my body or my soul. Sometimes they can definitely be out … Continue reading The Permanence of “I am” in Spanish
Just about an hour and a half drive from Valencia, Peñiscola (peninsula in English) is an old town known for its castle, Greek & Roman history, and its appearance in Game of Thrones. The buildings are white, the mood is calm, quiet, and the Mediterranean extends as far as the eye can see. We enjoyed a relaxed day touring the castle and hanging on the … Continue reading Natural Meditation
Hola! My name is Hallie and I am third year double majoring in Photography and Spanish at Seattle University. For the next three months I will be in Valencia, Spain with ISA which is an SU Sponsored Program. I am taking five classes completely taught in Spanish which will satisfy a majority of the major requirements. – Travel, for me, is the broadest term, encompassing … Continue reading Hello From My (New) Home
My final days of summer have been spent in the backyard of my parent’s house, soaking up the last bit of sun I can before I leave for my first European winter. In my previous study abroad experiences in Tijuana, Mexico, and Santiago, Chile, the weather was never an issue; Tijuana reminded me of the summers spent in southern California with my family and Santiago … Continue reading Preparing for the Unknowable
By Rafael Morseletto, 2015 Gilman Scholar Russia and the Russian way of life has puzzled Americans and Western Europeans since at least the time of Churchill–whose bewilderment of our neighbors to the East is quoted in the title of this post. A cultural, political, economic and geographic mix of Asian and European traditions, the American visitor will find Russia to be a deeply stirred melting pot of the … Continue reading The riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma