The walls of University Hall are filled with photos that DU students took while studying abroad. These pictures provide a glimpse into their adventures and what they found beautiful. They have shared with us images of sea life off the coast of Australia, sunsets of Africa, castles in Europe, markets in Latin America and so much more. When I was an undergraduate student at DU, I chose to study abroad in Costa Rica. I studied tropical marine biology in the Caribbean Sea. It was the first time I had been abroad without family and it is one of my most treasured memories from college. Seeing the photos in Uhall every day reminds me of my own travel and inspires me to continue traveling and experiencing life.
Since it’s November, I would like to share with you photos I took while on my favorite November traveling experience. Last year, I traveled to Mexico City to celebrate Día de los Muertos - Day of the Dead - with my family and friends and to visit Teotihuacán. Our Mexican tradition of celebrating the spirits of the departed has always been dear to my heart and I wanted to experience the celebration in the Zócalo with other millions of people there to see the public altars. Believe me when I say that the detail and the beauty of these altars took my breath away. I also traveled to Teotihuacán, a pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city of amazing pyramids and exceptionally well-preserved vibrant murals. This was a spiritual trip for me. Through travel I have experienced beautiful, new dimensions of life. So whether you are an experienced traveler or have yet to have traveled far, consider studying abroad and also traveling at different times in your life to continue to learn and grow.
LeAnna Roaf - Admission Counselor