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Ideas & Creations Blog

  • Linnea Peterson

    A crash course in autism

    Read about Linnea Peterson '18, her diagnosis with autism after graduating from Luther, and how the widespread lack of knowledge of the disorder made it possible for it to go unnoticed even by people who knew her.

  • Annika Johnson '19

    More than a course

    Annika Johnson '19 reflects on her J-Term course in Vietnam and how her most valuable takeaways were from the personal growth and clarity she achieved by traveling.

  • Anna Jeide-Detweiler '16

    What I learned after leaving Luther


    Anna Jeide-Detweiler '16 shares how she uses her Spanish and English majors to help her build relationships with people across differences in her work at La Clínica del Pueblo.

  • The only picture we managed to get of the Spanish countryside.

    Reflecting and research

    Meghan and Payton give a wrap up of what they have learned, loved and experienced during their J-term course in Spain and Morocco.

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