Hello everyone! Thank you for visiting my site! I have created this blog so that my friends and family can read about my adventures in Europe. Whenever we miss each other we can visit this site to stay in contact. If you get a username with wordpress.com, you can comment on my entries and take polls. Please leave suggestions for ways to reorganize my site or for things you would like me to write about.
For my first entry, I would like to tell you a little bit about my plans. See my Travel page for specific dates and locations.
Where: Vienna, Austria
When: April 2009- June 2009
Why: I need to learn German for Art History graduate school, so I applied for the University Germanics department Spring in Vienna program. I will be attending the International Culture Institute across the street from the Opera House in downtown Vienna. Click here to see a map of the location. I will be taking German language classes at IKI, as it is called in German, an Art History course taught by the infamous Dr. O, and a Cultural Studies course focused on the Americanization of Vienna in the 20th Century. We will also be taking a field trip to Prague, Czech Republic in June.
Where: Rome, Italy
When: July 17, 2009- mid-July 2010
Why: I will be the intern at the Palazzo Pio, the University of Washington’s campus in Rome. Click here to see a map of the location. I will be working as the office assistant to the University staff and doing research for my honors thesis, which is due in Spring 2010. I will be doing research on a sculpture called the Relief of the Dacians that is believed to be ancient and part of the Great Trajanic Frieze. However, I think it is a forgery and I will be trying to estimate its date of creation and its maker. See a photo of this on my Research page.
I would love to see all of you before I leave. I only have 17 days left, so please contact me ASAP.
California friends and family: I am flying down for the weekend after my German final to visit with you. I arrive in the evening on Saturday, March 14, 2009. On Sunday, March 15, 2009 my parents will be hosting a drop-in get-together from 12:00- 6:00 pm. We will be offering hors d’ouevres and a chance for friends and family to catch up before I leave the country. Feel free to give me 916-716-0873 or my parents 916-933-0873 if you need directions. Please RSVP by taking the poll below or giving us a call. Hope to see you there. I will be returning to Seattle in the evening on Monday, March 16.