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Greece – A trip of a lifetime!

As the new school year begins, I continue to reminisce about the amazing two weeks I spent and Greece and how I wish I could be going back there. Don’t get me wrong, Athens, Georgia is amazing! But, I would give just about anything in order to study a full…
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Trip of a Lifetime

France is more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. It is a little difficult to navigate due to the language barrier, but everyone here has been very friendly towards us and have tried to accommodate us the best they can. There is so much history in every town that…
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Ostia, Italy (Pre-Trip Stop)

A friend and I arrived in Italy one day early and spent the night in Ostia, a town on the beach near Rome. The hostel we stayed at was only minutes from the water, and it was so relaxing! Having an extra night to adjust to the time zone was…
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Cortona, Italy

The city of Cortona is situated on a mountain with our school buildings located near the top. It makes for quite the hike back up but fortunately there’s a beautiful stopping point overlooking the valley where everyone takes a break. The view from our room in the Kehoe Center also…
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Vineyards & Wineries

A major part of the Viticulture & Enology Maymester is visiting vineyards and wineries to see how the wines are made and hear about each place’s agricultural practices. Looking back on this program, I would say that these field trips were truly an essential and enlightening part of the trip…
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Heading Home

After spending two and half weeks traveling around Europe, I am ready to be back home and see my family, friends, and boyfriend. I mean don’t get me wrong I loved every minute of my time over the pond but I started getting home sick toward the end of the…
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Gardens in Europe

I have always wanted to go to Europe to see all of the historical sites and monuments and experience the different culture from each country. As a horticulture student,  I have listened to lectures and seen photos of the different landscapes and gardens that are used in the USA that…
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Back in the U.S

As I was getting ready to leave Toulouse part of me was ready to be home and another part was sad to leave such a beautiful country. This was such an amazing opportunity and I am so glad that I got to have this experience. Not only did I get…
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Villa d’Este

  Villa d’Este was the first, and my favorite, garden we experienced on the tour.  As an Italian Renaissance garden, it exhibited many of the garden features we had learned about making it a significant stop to support our learning. The first photo shown is a Pegasus statue.  The symbol…
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