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George Flattery (Paris Winter 2B)
"Eh, Pepito!" Vatican City, Rome, Italy
My friends and I were able to go to the Vatican on a Sunday while visiting there. This was St. Peters square while waiting to see the Pope come to his window. Hundreds of people were holding banners and signs representing their organizations hoping to be seen by the Pope, and this agricultural group had yellow everywhere!
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Alyssa Cooke (DR Winter 1)
Grand Valley State University
"Paradise" Bahía de las Águilas, República Dominicana
We traveled by public transportation (including buses, motorcycles, and vans) for 12 hours each way to reach this amazing beach off the Caribbean coast. It was in a very remote part of the country, and not many people venture out that far. This was absolutely the most amazing view I have ever seen, and it was completely worth the 24 hours of travel for one weekend.
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Subhashri Chelvam (Paris Summer 2)
"le fils perdu" St. Malo, France
St. Malo was the most beautiful and quaint sea-side town. Once you step through the gates, you realize a whole world hidden from the rest of France. The bay was sea-stained and intricate, and the characters so unique.
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Sajen Hernandez (Valencia Fall 1)
Texas State University
"I'm with ISA" Barcelona, Spain
The Valencia students went on an excursion to the Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona, Spain.
CULTURE, CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS, $50 VISA GIFT CARD
Samantha Perry (Florence Fall 1)
"Jimmy" San Gimignono, Italy
Traditional street performers playing outside an open market, customary in most Italian cities.
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Ashley Seymour (Barcelona Fall 2)
UC San Diego
"Winter Day in the Pyrenees" Vall de Nuria, Spain
After taking the rack railway up to Vall de Nuria on December 6th,2010, we enjoyed hiking around this little ski resort in the north of Spain.
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Leah Rosenkranz (Meknes Summer 2)
Washington State University
"Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail" Meknès, Morocco
Taken at the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail in Meknès, Morocco.
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Hannah Scott (Paris Fall 3)
Seattle Pacific University
"Salon du Chocolat" Paris, France