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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Ciao & Merhaba

I've been deciding when to share this information, but I can't wait any longer. I'm studying abroad this Spring! I will be participating the Rome and Istanbul Program offered through the University of Minnesota's School of Architecture and Department of Landscape Architecture.Rome.jpg I will be going for the entire semester along with 19 other students from the U. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would be studying abroad in Italy and Turkey, however I could not be more excited. Rome and Istanbul are two cities that are profoundly connected through the shared histories of the Roman, Christian and Mediterranean worlds. They are diverse in their food, religion, and their transition between tradition and modernity. We will be spending 5 weeks in Rome and 11-12 in Istanbul. Colosseum_in_Rome,_Italy_-_April_2007.jpgAlso, we will be taking trips to Florence, Orvieto and, time-permitting, Venice when in Italy and the original capital cities of Bursa and Edirne, as well as as a week long excursion through Central Anatolia and into the spectacular geologic landscapes of Cappadoccia and the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts in Turkey. If you have ever thought about studying abroad you need to check out the Learning Abroad Center. They can help you find a program that will fit with your program and scholarships to make it affordable. The programs vary in length and you can go for however long you are comfortable.
istanbul-hagia_1986642b.jpg Eco-Turkey-Cappadocia1.jpg turkey-travel.jpg

Images from:
http://www.accunet.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3773
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/53/Colosseum_in_Rome%2C_Italy_-_April_2007.jpg
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/luxurytravel/8737438/Istanbul-Turkey-Old-city-new-spirit.html
http://www.ecoturkey.com/
http://www.greecemedtravel.com.au/travel-products/?did=53


Can't wait to share my experiences with you!
Theresa
Landscape Design & Planning