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  •  my 20-year old daughter is (3+ / 0-)
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    studying abroad in Istanbul as I type. Turkey had never been on her radar, but the classes she's taking at Koc University will fit in her major-- i believe it will be a serendipitous choice-- it looks like an amazing city!
    we told her that if she attended a public college, we could afford to send her to at least one study abroad opportunity, so i'm glad this is turning out to be a value she holds.

    we visited Winnipeg this summer to look at colleges for my younger daughter (MN has reciprocity with Manitoba-- who knew?)! if she decides on U of Manitoba, it will cost us HALF of what it is costing us to send her sister to UW-Madison.

    I back-packed for a month in Scotland, England, Wales, France, & Germany when I was in college, in the days when you really could travel there on $10 a day. We slept in hostels, on trains, in bed & breakfasts, on the living room floors of people we met, in parks, and in graveyards.

    my brother-in-law lived in Belgium for a few years, so we visited him in 2008, and drove to Amsterdam, took the train to Paris for a week (oh, the art, the art, the art!), and flew to Italy. Venice was a highlight for me; the quality of light from all the water is amazing. I will certainly try to learn a little Italian if I ever return.

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