Dare to Explore

In 1923, America's first study abroad program was launched at the University of Delaware. Since then, Blue Hens have traveled to every corner of the globe...even Antarctica!
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This photo was taken in Paris at Place de la République after the terrorist attacks in November, 2015. The memorial for the victims was set up at Place de la République, which is located near the Bataclan Theater and the restaurants that were attacked. I feel that this picture is very symbolic of the French sentiment and strength after the terrorist attacks. Photo by Laura Woodward.

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During Hurricane David in 1979, a Baobab tree in the Botanic Gardens of Dominica was blown over onto an empty school bus. The tree still continues to grow and thrive to this day. This scene was a vivid reminder of the power and resilience of nature. Photo by Grace Hassler.

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A rain shower drops tears of reflection onto the graves of honorable servicemen at the American Cemetery in Normandy, France. Photo by Tyler Roberts.

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We visited a local sheep farmer, who also competes in herding competitions and has won nationally. He taught us all about herding and how he uses whistles to communicate with his dogs, even when they're out of sight over hills and across fields. He manages a team of 5 dogs, and with them can herd hundreds of sheep at a time. Photo by Tyler Lavender.

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This nightscape was our final goodbye, on one of our last days in the country on the black sand beaches of Hokitika. Photo by Brian Griffiths.

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This was one of the most amazing safari moments we had. This day was one of our first days going on safari and we had to drive through the Ngorongoro Crater to get to the Serengeti. It was incredible how close the elephant got to our jeep and wasn't even fazed by us. Photo by Charlotte Vincent.

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People stand up on chairs, push each other out of the way, and hold their selfie sticks high to capture a photo of Pope Francis. This moment reflects the great influence that the Pope can have on people, but at the same time shows how technology driven our culture is. The audience appeared to be more focused on taking pictures instead of viewing the Pope with their own eyes. Photo by David Litz.

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The group visited a peninsula in Diamond Harbor, and spent the day hiking through the coniferous forests and climbing up steep rocky cliffs. It was one of our first days in New Zealand and was the first chance we got to bond and really get to know each other. It made me really appreciate the people around me and showed me just how much we rely on one another as it took a lot of collaboration to navigate up the unstable rocks. Photo by Tyler Lavender.

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David Bowie memorial. Photo by Harry Lewis.

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We all felt a sense of accomplishment after arriving at this waterfall after an 11 mile hike straight up a mountain! Photo by Brian Griffiths.

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Chefchaouen, also known as "the blue city," is a town situated in the Rif Mountains in northern Morocco. The town is characterized by its striking blue walls and winding alleyways through the old city. Chefchaouen receives quite a bit of rain allowing for a lush landscape and rich farming land not found in the rest of the arid southern part of Morocco, as well as beautiful potted plants like these. Photo by Taylor Lawrence.

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Taken on our first full day in Fiji, we decided to go to the nearest beach in Suva. When we finally found our way, the tide was hundreds of feet out. However, the lack of water provided for a great photo opportunity. Photo by Matthew Kanter

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This moon-like desert absolutely took our breath away. Photo by Ashley Bostwick

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The 12 Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park, by the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. Unfortunately, there are only 8 remaining "apostles," with the most recent stack collapse in 2005. Photo by Taylor Payne.

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This rainbow appeared on the horizon over Queenstown's mountains after an entire day of rain. Photo by Brian Griffiths.

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This photograph is from the municipality of Consuegra. Here, we learned of the importance of the windmills and of the significance of the castle in the history of Spain. The windmill's size and grace against the landscape of the village were breathtaking. Photo by Melanie Shipigel.

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This photo was taken in Raglan, New Zealand. Raglan is famous for being a surf town with smooth beaches, but there are some spots like this that have weather-worn stones. I named it Sea Breeze because when I look at it I can almost feel the breeze from the ocean rolling over the rocks. Photo by Kyle Weinbergh.

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Photo of a Nassau Grouper while scuba diving at Mixing Bowl in Little Cayman. Photo by Alex Matacchiere.

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Here is a New Zealand Fur Seal, yawning in the middle of the day. We came across this individual, part of a larger seal colony, along the shoreline in Kaikoura. Many were sleeping on the rocks, but this one was waking up as we got there and spent the duration of our visit stretching out on the rocks. Photo by Tyler Lavender.

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The city of Riomaggiore, 1 of 5 small cities along a stretch of coastline that make up Cinque Terre, Italy. Photo by David Litz.

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A rhino stands alone deep in Ngorongoro Crater. In the last 50 years, black rhino have seen a 90% decrease in their population due to poaching, with fewer than 150 remaining in Tanzania. Photo by Zach Pendley

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I started to photograph the raw emotion of people as they went about enjoying their day before going to join my peers and play with the bubbles myself! Photo by Melanie Shipigel

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A young Iraqw girl smiles at her new visitors. Photo by Zach Pendley

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It was the start of mating season in the Serengeti, Tanzania. A male and female lion sit in a flat top acacia tree to escape the African sun. Photo by Charlotte Vincent.

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This is a Tuatara, a reptile found only in New Zealand which belong to an order of reptile that lived during the time of the Dinosaurs. They are slow to reproduce and can live sixty plus years, possibly even to one hundred years. This particular photo was taken at the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Photo by Tyler Lavender.

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