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Elephant Dreams: Photo of the Week

October 12, 2012

This is the reason I studied abroad in Kenya in the first place. The allure of adventure, the prospect of new experiences, and of course, the exotic wildlife. It was the first thing I was asked after stepping off the plane, “What animals did you see?” and admittedly, it’s what comes to mind when one thinks of “Africa”.

I had thought I would have been more excited to see this elephant. After weeks in Kenya, we went on a safari and my excitement lasted as long as it took to snap this shot. It was a great experience, don’t get me wrong, but when thinking of my top 10, top 20 moments in Kenya, the safari is not even close. Not compared to the people I met, the relationships formed, or the things I learned. So if you ever get the opportunity to visit Kenya or Sub-Saharan Africa, I encourage you to look past the elephant.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. maxine permalink
    October 23, 2012 5:41 pm

    Hi Maddy! I loved reading your blog, your study abroad in Kenya sounds amazing!! I work for Go Overseas and was wondering if you would be interested in creating a country guide for Kenya. It would really help other students who are looking to study abroad! Let me know if you are interested, my e-mail is (Feel free to check out our website:

    • October 24, 2012 9:05 am

      Thanks for commenting! I sent you an email! 🙂

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