Author Archives: Sarah Leach Smith

The Garden on a Hill: UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

Photos by Bryan Thompsonowak. The climate in California is a fascinating subject, as we have experienced firsthand on this trip. Temperatures can fluctuate drastically as you travel from the valley back toward the bay area and, luckily for us, our … Continue reading

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Meet Two More of the 2014 Symposium Speakers!

By this time next week, the Fellows will be preparing for the arrival of our six Symposium speakers. We can hardly wait! Don’t forget that the deadline for registration is Monday, March 3rd. In the meantime, several of our speakers … Continue reading

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New Zealand: A Culinary Journey

These days, the First-Years are bundling up and getting ready for the spring semester. Fending off the jetlag and remembering to drive on the right side of the road in the US has been challenging at times, but we have … Continue reading

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International Experience New Zealand Day 5: Let’s see what’s behind door number 2!

Imagine that you are in a circular room with 5 closed doors leading to 5 different worlds. No matter which door you choose, there is sure to be an amazing adventure ahead. Today we visited Hamilton Gardens in Hamilton, New … Continue reading

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From Summer Home to Central Park

(Photos by Bryan Thompson-Nowak) Believe it or not, the tranquil, wooded grounds of Morris Arboretum are within the city limits of booming Philadelphia. In fact, it is just 12 miles from the University of Pennsylvania campus and 9 miles from … Continue reading

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