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Summer has flown by! Part of the reason it went so fast is that I spent most of June in Florence, Italy. It wasn’t a vacation per se. It was work. I spent three weeks chaperoning a group of college students for the university where I work. Managing twenty college students–yep, that’s work all right! Students were taking their required cultural experience course. They had a lot of options and places to… Read More

In June I’ll be traveling to Italy for three weeks. Except it’s not a vacation. It’s work. Really. Well kinda. I was invited to chaperone a group of college students for a study abroad class that the university I¬†work at was offering. Of course I said yes! I’m helping out the professor with the administrative tasks and will be the keeper-of-time, stipend distributor, and chief head-counter, etc. The course is a great… Read More

It’s Throwback Thursday! One of my best experiences of college was doing a semester abroad during my senior year of school: Fall 2000. Prior to that, my only experience outside of the United States was crossing the bridge from Michigan into Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The study abroad experience helped me think about how the U.S. is perceived across the world and appreciate differences and attributes of other cultures. I was based… Read More