Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

2012 Tahiti Study Abroad

September 4, 2012

Tahiti Week 4: Coconut Day, Last Hike and Surf Competition!

Group picture at the waterfall!

Our last week in Tahiti consisted of variety of activities. We dedicated a whole day to learning about coconuts. Coconuts are used in every way possible here, they are used to start a fire, to eat, for body/hair products, you name it.

Tahiti Week 3: WATERRRR!

The cave!

Week three was a bit more relaxed. We spent the majority of our time out in the water. We started off at a cave by the name of Grotte De Maraa. The cave’s arched ceiling creates and optical illusion that makes the cave look smaller than what it really is. It is a major attraction here in Tahiti.

Tahiti Week 2: Dance, Dance History and Tattoos

Museum Costume Collection

Week two started off with practice from the time we woke up to the time we had dinner. Our dance practices were for two full days, Monday and Tuesday. One of the crew members, Falea, is very involved in Tahitian dancing and volunteered to teach us. We learned a total of 13 dances.

August 1, 2012

La Orana! First Week in Tahiti!


Our first week in Tahiti has been quite eventful! We focused mainly on oral and written traditions. In the Tahitian culture, most traditions are passed down from generation to generation, orally and vertically rather than horizontally.

July 20, 2012

Meet Tahiti Blogger Perla Flores

Meet Tahiti Blogger Perla Flores

Hello everyone! My name is Perla Flores. I will be a sophomore this upcoming fall at the University of Washington where I plan on majoring in either Law, Society and Justice or Business. I am from a small town up north called Marysville.

July 17, 2012

Meet Tahiti Blogger Veronica Sedano

Veronica Sedano

My name is Veronica Sedano and I am a junior at the University of Washington. I plan on majoring in Medical Anthropology and Global Health with a minor in Diversity. I was born in Chelan, Washington and lived in a small town 10 minutes away called Manson.