ISLE Program

2006 Photo Gallery

Enjoy even more photos from the 2006 Program.


Liz Swanton (Grinnell) between a rock and a hard place.


If you would like tips on how to get a Fulbright, ask Phil Friedrich. He'll tell you
the first step is to get jazzed about ancient inscriptions – especially ones you can touch!


Malaika, Reid, Amberlee and Director Katie Ryor enjoy the wind and the clouds at the Pindruwala summit.

Alex and Dan

Learning to tout: Alex and Dan try to charge 100 Rupees for the picture.


Director Katie, assistant Phil, and Reid enjoy tea made from a belli flower,
after a tour of the Eco-Village, a sustainable community living project in Sigiria.

Chris N.

Chris leaving an ancient temple in Polonnaruwa. (He has been quoted as saying
his favorite part of Sri Lanka is going barefoot at holy sites.)

Katie nap.

Katie S. naps in the ISLE Center common room, taking a break before politics class.

Katie nap.

Katie H., Colleen, and Mike at Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage.

Katie nap.

ISLE students bathes in the lights of Kataragama while waiting to enter the main shrine room.

Katie nap.

Assistant Flynn mid-pose during Kandyan dance rehearsal.
Drummer I.G. Sirisoma and dance instructor Peter Surasena look on.

Chris and Katie
Chris and Katie S. enjoy a stroll through Peradeniya Gardens.

Reid, Katie H., Chris, Alex and Katie S. at the gardengs.

Lankatillika Temple
Katie D., Jayme, Carolina and Malaika backed by paddy fields near Lankatillika Temple (near Kandy).

Katie and Reid Questionable Fashion Choice
Left: Katie S. and Reid keeping safe from the monsoons.
Right: Andrew isn't impressed by Mike's choice of eyewear.

Malaika and Amberlee
Malaika and Amberlee on the Environmental Studies trip.

Dan is bummed when it starts to rain after ascending to the top of the
"mini-World's End" (a trail with a dramatic view).

end of trip
Mike, Reid and Colleen are all tuckered out after a long weekend in the Nuwara Eliya area.

Patrick and Colleen
Patrick and Colleen, who came to the Halloween festivities dressed
as a zombie Sri Lankan couple, show off their carving skills.

Megan ready to dance at the performance.

Kira bows to the audience in welcoming people to the show.

Kirsten and Katie
Kristen and Katie H. during the "Kulu" dance.

Alex, Sumanesena and Colleen at the top of the Gompolla tower.

Patrick on his way to the tower summit.

2006 Program End

Assistants Flynn and Phil (decked out in sari
and Sri Lankan national suit, respectively).

Amberlee and her amma at the final tea festivities.

Chris and his host family reminisce about four months well-spent
in Kiribathkumbara (a nearby suburb of Kandy).

Amberlee and Colleen present the fruits of their indepedent study labor.
Amberlee and Colleen lived with and studied under dance guru Peter Surasena
for the duration of the independent study period.

Dangolla road
One last trip down Dangolla Road. Students and staff head back
to the ISLE center on the afternoon of departure day. The final
days of ISLE 2006 saw a busy schedule of Independent Study
presentations, time with host families, last minute shopping,
and social engagements.

birds eye view
Bird's eye view of the ISLE 2006 students and host families at the final tea.
(Click here for larger version.)