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Enjoying Italy

My time in Cortona has been well spent so far. I’ve enjoyed learning about Italian culture, food, and wine! What I’ve enjoyed most about my classes so far is our vineyard visits where we get an up-close look at the growing, processing, and selling of wine. It’s great to learn…
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Finally Home

I am finally home from Uruguay, and I feel like I am going through another culture shock within my own country. My time there was only 8 weeks, but it was an amazing life experience. I will never forget its people and its beauty. I wasn’t sure how Uruguay has…
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Back on Georgia Clay

As I sit here in the international terminal of the Atlanta airport typing my last blog entry, I can’t look back without realizing how blessed and grateful I am for the opportunity of a lifetime. Without the gracious support of my scholarship donor, the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences…
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Less then 12 hours until departure

I can remember, like it was yesterday, my first college tour of UGA. They gave me several really interesting brochures of all the available options offered to CAES students for study abroad trips. Little did I know that three years later I would be given the opportunity to take advantage…
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Ag Dawg Finally at Home

Travel, as Mark Twain said, is ” fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness…broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” I think it’s absolutely true: if you were to ask people at the international terminal of…
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Reminiscing on Italy

It has been two months now since I have returned from my month abroad, and I wish nothing more than to go back to Italy! Looking back, there were a few things that I wish I would have done differently as I have had time to reflect on my trip….
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What I learned in my travels.

On our trip we learned about the gardens of Europe and the differences between them. It turns out there is a lot more than meets the eye in every garden you enter. In the same way that a garden is not just a garden, a person is not just a…
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The Gardens of Europe

      The focus of my trip was European Art and Gardens, and oh boy did we get a lot of Art and Gardens. Being a horticulture student, it was the gardens, and the plants in them, that excited me the most. Every interesting or unique plant got a…
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