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The Last of the Calabrian Greeks: Calabria, Italy - There exists today a tiny enclave of Greek-speaking people in Calabria that have survived millennia. Their language is called Greko and roughly 200-300 speakers remain today.

The Last of the Calabrian Greeks: Calabria, Italy - There exists today a tiny enclave of Greek-speaking people in Calabria that have survived millennia. Their language is called Greko and roughly 200-300 speakers remain today.

We Are Still Here: The Jews of Thessaloniki, Greece - Once the largest ethnic group in the city, Thessaloniki's Jewish community is still striving to survive and maintain its unique culture, language, and identity since WWII.

We Are Still Here: The Jews of Thessaloniki, Greece - Once the largest ethnic group in the city, Thessaloniki's Jewish community is still striving to survive and maintain its unique culture, language, and identity since WWII.

The Forgotten Greece: The Pomakochoria - In a backwater region of northeastern Greece lies a group of indigenous Muslim villages. Despite their isolation and differences with the rest of Greece, they have kept their language and culture intact.

The Forgotten Greece: The Pomakochoria - In a backwater region of northeastern Greece lies a group of indigenous Muslim villages. Despite their isolation and differences with the rest of Greece, they have kept their language and culture intact.

Oruro, Bolivia: An Indigenous Urban Center - When one thinks of Oruro, one typically thinks one of two things: the carnival OR the mining industry. Read to take a glimpse into an overlooked Bolivian city that has the most local feel.

Oruro, Bolivia: An Indigenous Urban Center - When one thinks of Oruro, one typically thinks one of two things: the carnival OR the mining industry. Read to take a glimpse into an overlooked Bolivian city that has the most local feel.

The Greko-Calabrian Countryside of Aspromonte: Calabria, Italy - In the toe of the Italian Peninsula lies a hard-to-access region that is dotted with several villages where Greko-speaking people have lived in isolation for centuries. 

The Greko-Calabrian Countryside of Aspromonte: Calabria, Italy - In the toe of the Italian Peninsula lies a hard-to-access region that is dotted with several villages where Greko-speaking people have lived in isolation for centuries. 

The Fener Neighborhood of Istanbul, Turkey - Located just outside the Golden Horn is the historic neighborhood of Fener. Its colorful mansions were once inhabited by the city's affluent influential Greek, Armenian, and Jewish residents. 

The Fener Neighborhood of Istanbul, Turkey - Located just outside the Golden Horn is the historic neighborhood of Fener. Its colorful mansions were once inhabited by the city's affluent influential Greek, Armenian, and Jewish residents. 

Giving Birth in Trash: Juba, South Sudan - The multiple layers of civil war has devastated Africa's youngest nation through famine, massacre, and displacement. Read about how the war manifested itself into the capital city's dumpsite.

Giving Birth in Trash: Juba, South Sudan - The multiple layers of civil war has devastated Africa's youngest nation through famine, massacre, and displacement. Read about how the war manifested itself into the capital city's dumpsite.

Quality Education in a Trash Dump Community: Tanza, Philippines - In June 2016 Kalinga Christian Academy of Tanza opened its doors for its inaugural school year in order to meet the educational, nutritional, and spiritual needs of local families.

Quality Education in a Trash Dump Community: Tanza, Philippines - In June 2016 Kalinga Christian Academy of Tanza opened its doors for its inaugural school year in order to meet the educational, nutritional, and spiritual needs of local families.

Ortakio: A Former Greek Town in Bulgaria - As a result of WWI & nationalism, indigenous Greeks of Ortakio (in present-day Bulgaria) were forced to leave in 1913. Learn about this former community and the last Greek family remaining there today.

Ortakio: A Former Greek Town in Bulgaria - As a result of WWI & nationalism, indigenous Greeks of Ortakio (in present-day Bulgaria) were forced to leave in 1913. Learn about this former community and the last Greek family remaining there today.

Experiencing the Refugee Crisis Firsthand: Vienna, Austria - Over 1 million refugees fled to Europe in 2015. Read about how Jonathan DeMeo and a group of university staff encountered refugees in their current situation in Vienna.

Experiencing the Refugee Crisis Firsthand: Vienna, Austria - Over 1 million refugees fled to Europe in 2015. Read about how Jonathan DeMeo and a group of university staff encountered refugees in their current situation in Vienna.

Hungry to Healthy and the Heroes Who Make it Happen: Sacatepequez, Guatemala - An orphanage and nutrition center is staffed by nannies that work hard to raise infants back to health in one of the most malnourished countries in the world.  

Hungry to Healthy and the Heroes Who Make it Happen: Sacatepequez, Guatemala - An orphanage and nutrition center is staffed by nannies that work hard to raise infants back to health in one of the most malnourished countries in the world.  

The Greek Countryside: Serres, Greece - Time stands still in Greek villages where local farmers go door-to-door selling fresh goat's milk, homes are engulfed with the smell of koulourakia, and community-wide celebrations are a norm. 

The Greek Countryside: Serres, Greece - Time stands still in Greek villages where local farmers go door-to-door selling fresh goat's milk, homes are engulfed with the smell of koulourakia, and community-wide celebrations are a norm. 

Sandanski & Petrich, Bulgaria - Because of their locations as border towns in southwestern Bulgaria, Petrich and Sandanski have been hit hard by the economic crisis taking place in Greece. Less spending money for Greeks means less traffic.

Sandanski & Petrich, Bulgaria - Because of their locations as border towns in southwestern Bulgaria, Petrich and Sandanski have been hit hard by the economic crisis taking place in Greece. Less spending money for Greeks means less traffic.

Living in Trash to Survive a Civil War: Juba, South Sudan - After driving on countless unpaved roads about 15 km west of Juba, we arrived at the Juba County Dumpsite. Smoke and methane gas were steaming from the waste-covered earth. 

Living in Trash to Survive a Civil War: Juba, South Sudan - After driving on countless unpaved roads about 15 km west of Juba, we arrived at the Juba County Dumpsite. Smoke and methane gas were steaming from the waste-covered earth. 

The Andalusia of Bolivia: Tarija - Nestled in a southern corner of Bolivia lies the attractive city of Tarija. This Mediterranean-like city may not be on the well-travelled touristic route with La Paz, but it does have a unique culture and identity.

The Andalusia of Bolivia: Tarija - Nestled in a southern corner of Bolivia lies the attractive city of Tarija. This Mediterranean-like city may not be on the well-travelled touristic route with La Paz, but it does have a unique culture and identity.