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S: A Semester Abroad Florence 2009

BC: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain

FC: A Semester Abroad Florence 2009 | Katy Dalie

1: January 26, 2009- May 16, 2009 When I started this adventure in January I really had no idea how much it would have changed my life. I left knowing absolutely no one else who was studying abroad. I had no idea what to expect and was completely terrified. I almost didn't get on the plane and am so proud and happy that I followed through with my dreams of spending a semester in a different country. The friendships I made will last longer then the memories and they help to remind me that this wasn't all just a dream. I have accomplished more in a few short months then many do in a lifetime and I am truly lucky to have been able to have this experience. | Top of the Spanish Steps in Rome | Mykonos

2: Plus Hostel | Lived in a hostel for 3 1/2 months with a bunch of strangers! | Our Dave | View from the terrace bar in PLUS | Me, Dennis, and Kristen on one of our last nights in Florence | Theresa, Kristen Ha, Maggie, Me, and Ashley in the San Lorenzo Market

3: Firenze | Cooking class with the roomies | Ponte Vecchio | These are some of the things I miss the most... - Wandering around Florence when there is nothing going on - Snakebites at JJs - Street performers - The Boboli Gardens - Freshman Year Friday - Peroni and 1 euro stores - Traveling every weekend - Walking by the Duomo everyday - Gelato - Nutella Waffles - WINE!!! | Me, Nicole, Anna, Kristen, and Ashton on the Ponte Vecchio

4: Piazza Signoria | The Lucky Boar | Our first dinner in Florence and Ruby's birthday dinner | Ponte Vecchio | Piazza Signoria at night | Piazza Signoria at lunchtime | Boboli Gardens | Palazzo Piti | Caryn, Me, Ruby, Theresa, and Ashley in front of the Golden Doors of the Baptistry | View from my Balcony at the hostel

5: JJs | Santa Croce | Meghan, Me. and Kristen behind the front desk of PLUS | Me and Caryn on the Ponte CVecchio | Fountain on Via Nazionale | American diner free Champagn night | Me and Caryn at Piazza Michaelangelo after running up the hill after my italian class | Ourside Sasso di Dante on our first night in Florence | Santa Maria Novella | Piazza Signoria

7: One of the gladdest moments of human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of habit, the leaden weight of routine, the cloak of many cares and the slavery of home, man feels once more happy. Sir Richard Burton

8: Rome February 7 - 8 | Recap: Tour with Stefano and ?? in the rain: Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Saint Peters, Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, Catacombs, and wandering around Rome at night finding the Colosseum. with Caryn & Kristen Ha | Fontana della Barcaccia | Colosseum | Pantheon | Trevi Fountain

9: View our of the Vatican

10: Victor Emmanuel II

14: Venice February 13-15 | Recap: 4 am train ride with Kristen Ha, half a day wandering around Venice without a map and carrying our bags, smallest hotel room ever, WINDY, beautiful, trip to Murano, Carnivale! | Ruby, Kristen Ha, Me, and Beka in Saint Mark's Square | Rik, Me, and Kristen | Where my camera died

15: Patrick and Alicia on the playground | How locals take pictures | Crowds during Carnivale | Kristen, Beka, Me, and Jen going out

17: Murano

18: Siena February 21 | Recap: Day trip with Caryn Found the homemade candle place Found locals celebrating Carnevale Stopped into Appertivo while we waited for the restaurant to open Tried Boar

19: "Why are there no birds up here? " "Because they don't fly this high."

20: Recap: -Stinky hostel -Riding a train to the top of the Alps -Having our lift ticket not work -Paragliding on a whim and walking back to the hostel in my ski boots -Chocolate Show -Actually...that's where I live...with Bugs Bunny | February 26 - March 1 Interlaken | Chocolate sculpture | Our Hostel

21: Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey! Fitzhugh Mllan

22: Paragliding!!! | Right before take off

23: Right after landing

26: “I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.” – Mark Twain

27: A once in a lifetime adventure. Things will never be the same.

28: Dad, Mom, Grandma & Ally come to visit March 4 - 9

29: Our second time climbing the Duomo | Recap: Climbing the Duomo twice Eating on the Arno Pisa and Siena Dinner at La Giostra Getting my camera stolen in the San Lorenzo Market Buying gold on the Ponte Vecchio

30: Hanging around Florence

31: Pisa | Siena

32: Spring Break! March 20 - 28 | Recap: Fiesoli Getting to the Rome Airport Greece in the off season Athens - Tito and the horrible hostel Mykonos

33: Fiesoli

34: Greece: Athens March 23 - 28

37: Greece: Mykonos

38: Great in every size | Pondering Life

39: Prague April 2 - 5 | Recap: 15 hr bus ride Easter Markets Walking tour/pub crawl Side trip to Kunta Hora and the Bone Church Seeing Obama

44: We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. Jawaharlal Nehru

45: Split, Croatia April 9 - 12 | Recap Buses and Ferries, Pebbly Beaches, Easter Market, Sleeping on the beach, 2 liter bottles of beer and cheese pies, American Journalists" at a soccer game, The "Boardwalk"

46: River Rafting | Our Guide Tony

47: Jeans at the beach... | Me, Nicole Bisenius, Andrew Martinez, Porter Fraser

49: Day Trips - Vespa rides in Tuscan - Best gelato in SanGimingano - Ashton's Birthday Celebration - Cinque Terre - Lucca

50: Fun in Tuscany Vespa Riding with Caryn

53: Nicole, Mike Bergmann, Me | Prague Astronomical Clock Astronomy | Church of Our Lady Before Tyn

55: The Beer Factory | Tiernan Christensen, Me, KK Hanna, Nicole Bisenius, Mike Bergmann

56: “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” - Tim Cahill | Mike Bergmann, KK Hanna, Me, Kyle Schmitz | Nicole Bisenius, Old Lady | KK Hanna, Kristen Erhler

57: Paris March 12-14 | Th Eiffel Tower

59: Where Carrie kisses Mr. Big in the Sex and the City Finale | Me, Nicole Bisenius, and Catie McDavid; the Louvre | $3,000 Chocolate

60: Recap: New Europe Tour, Chez Papa, Kamikaze Pub Crawl, The Catacombs, Moulin Rouge, The Erotic Museum, and The 3 Ducks Hostel (GROSS) | Notre Dame | Nicole Bisenius, Me, Catie McDavid

61: Moulin Rouge

62: Catacombs

63: Spring Break 2009 London, Edinburgh, and Dublin March 20-29, 2009 | Live, Laugh, Love | Big Ben, London | Edinburgh | Dublin

64: London March 20-24 Recap: New Europe Walking Tour, Union Jack Stunna Shades, Great Shopping, Hyde Park , The British Museum, Tower of London, Ghost Tour, and Palmer's Lodge Hostel | Big Ben | Florence Nightingale Memorial | Hyde Park

65: The London Nose

66: Westminster Abbey | Houses of Parliment

67: The weather was beautiful

69: Tower of London

70: London Bridge | Tower Bridge

72: Edinburgh March 24-26 | Recap: New Europe Walking Tour, Mary King's Close &Paul, New Europe Ghost Tour, Calton Hill, The Castle, The Irishmen, Mildred, and the cold weather | The Castle

73: SO COLD | One of my Favorite Cities

74: Witch, Witch, Witch | Calton Hill | The Irishmen

75: The Hill... a lot steeper than we thought

76: Dublin March 26 - 29 | Recap: Surviving couch surfing, Temple Bar, Hike in Bray, and of course Guinness. | Christ Church | Oscar Wilde Memorial | Couch Surfers Vinny and Brian | Beach in Bray

77: Bray

78: Maggie Malone

79: Biking in Lucca April 3 | Lucca is an hour train ride from Florence and a fun, small city to explore | Memories: Renting bikes, Aaron singing Lil Wayne, the cool trees, spilling red wine on the train, and of course great gelato | Me, KK Hanna, Nicole Bisneius, Aaron Emrad | KK Hanna, Me | Me, KK Hanna, Nicole Bisenius

80: Nicole, Me KK

81: Trip to Tuscany | April 4-5, 2009 | Secrets in Siena & Perugia | The Day Spa | Siena | Shewolf

82: What happens in Tuscany, stays in Tuscany. | I wish the world was flat like the old days and we could travel just by folding a map.

83: Melissa Kirchoff, Nicole, Kristyne Kounas, Me, Mariel | The Spa | Meredith Lucas, Me, Renee Lesnett, Lindsay Wagner

84: Perugia

85: Anna Guardia, Nicole Bisenius, Me

86: VINO!

88: Stag Party | The Groom | Where's Nicole....

90: Me, Mike Bergmann | Kristen Nemeroff, and Me | Me, Mike Bergmann, Porter Fraser, Andrew Martinez, Kristen Nemeroff | Kristen Nemeroff

91: Day Trip to Pisa | April 21

92: MUNICH April 23-26 | Katy Dalie, Nicole Bisenius | Me, KK Hanna, Hampton, Katy Dalie, Nicole Bisenius | Me, Kristen Nemeroff, Nicole Bisenius, Katy Dalie, KK Hanna | Beer Tents | Kristen Nemeroff, Nicole Bisenius, Me, Katy Dalie

94: Neuschwanstein Castle


97: My 21st Birthday: Horse Back Riding in Tuscany, Dinner at Dante's, and Drinks at JJs and Twenty-One | Our Guide Sam

98: Cinque Terre aka The Amazing Race

99: Are We on LOST? | Katy you're the doctor, everyone has a nickname--it's part of the rules

100: Tribute to "Freshman" Year | Lesson Learned, We're Juniors.

101: When Bergmann came to Florence | Kristen's 21st | Piazza Michelangelo | Michael Collins | Hey Hot Stuff | "Nelly I love you..." | Kristen's Freshmen Year Boys.... | Central Park

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  • Title: A Semester Abroad (Copy)
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