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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Important News from the Raptor

I just realized that I haven't mentioned this before!

Okay, big news here. I'm going to be studying in Austria next semester! w00t!

The program is a joint program between 5 universities, and is based out of Alderson-Broaddus College in West Virginia. I'll be staying in a historic Bed & Breakfast (I forget the name, sorry) in the heart of historic Salzburg. Yes, I know all about The Sound of Music, and yes, I will be watching the film before I leave.

In addition to Salzburg, we'll be spending a week in London, and 3-4 days travelling around Italy.

The best part of this program is that we only take classes for four days a week, and from noon on Thursdays until 10:00 PM Sundays, we're free to travel pretty much wherever we want in Europe. We're even given a 90-day EuroRail pass as part of the program! I'm already coming up with a list of places I want to visit!

I'll be driving down to Alderson-Broaddus on September 5, and we all fly to Salzburg on September 7. The program ends on December 3, which is when I'll be flying home. Can't wait!

I'm aiming to have Save Grace finished before I leave. I'm figuring it will be about 100,000 to 120,000 words long before I'm finished. Right now, I have just over 23,000 words down, so I gotta get crackin'!

Oh, and don't worry, I'll be blogging about all the places I visit, and there will be pictures! So stay tuned!

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