Submissions continue to roll in for our new student photo series. If you are an incoming student we encourage you to review this entry for details on how to submit your own photos to display on the blog.
The first set of photos were submitted by Waqas Aslam Rana, an incoming MIA student from Pakistan.
I took this photo in 2005 onboard the Spirit of Massachusetts as we were approaching the island of Montserrat in the Caribbean. I was working aboard the traditional schooner at the time with Ocean Classroom Foundation. Montserrat was an amazing place to visit, as the island’s volcano had erupted the year before, burying the airport and most of the main city of Plimoth. The only way to reach the island was by boat.
Nanukuloa, Ra. Fiji Islands. 2006.
This is where I worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer for 2 years on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji. These children are out “fishing” (more likely they’re just playing around and swimming) on a bilibili or bamboo raft.
Lavalsal, Malakula Island. Vanuatu. 2007.
On this small island, every family in the Seventh Day Adventist community has their own dugout canoe used for fishing in the deep, shark-infested waters. As a visiting Peace Corps Volunteer, I was given a tour of the island by a local man and his son.