Months of waiting and a whole lot of money later, the much anticipated study abroad session is upon us. The first half of my forth year at Virginia Tech will take place exclusively in Europe. When it is all said and done, I will have backpacked through eight different countries, flown on five different planes, hours across the rail and too much time in buses.
Sunday will be the official departure date and Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is the first city on the agenda and will be followed by Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, England, Spain and Italy.
I'm looking forward to seeing the different types of architecture that range from the new age technological structures to the monolithic structures that have stood the test of time. From the Duomo to the Therme Vals nothing will go undocumented in pictures, sketchs and watercolors. The people, the places, the culture and the language will all play a part in this new experience and can be a little daunting to think about.
But here we go...