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*Study Abroad Photo Contest Winner: New Perspective of a Semester in 
Florence
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**Molly Snyder's photo was one of the big vote-getters from this year's 
annual Study Abroad Photo Contest sponsored by the Center for Global 
Education. Molly had participated in CGE's "Semester in Florence 
<http://globaled.gmu.edu/programs/semester/florence.html>" last spring. 
She is a senior at Mason, studying Art History. Molly had been abroad 
once before during high school and was eager to go again. After hearing 
about the semester program in Italy, she decided to apply.

In Florence, she took a total of 15 credits which included classes in 
Italian, the History of the Mafia, Art History, and a course on Dante's 
/Divine Comedy/. Mason professor, John Farina, taught one of those 
courses. Molly visited San Miniato al Monte during one of the many class 
field trips, a beautiful basilica located uphill from Piazzale 
Michelangelo in the city of Florence. She returned later on one of her 
free weekends to take photos.

The award-winning picture was one of many she'd taken from various 
angles. Although she had no formal training in photography, she loved 
her new camera. Molly had tons of fun snapping random shots from San 
Miniato and seeing how they'd turn out. She chose to submit this photo 
because she liked the close up of the statue's face which framed the 
Duomo Cathedral in the background.

While Molly may be leaving George Mason after graduation next spring, 
the memories from her study abroad experience will stay with her always. 
She encourages everyone to study abroad, to gain the confidence of 
knowing "you can!"

There are still openings on the Semester in Florence this spring 2013! 
Contact Erin Mateu <mail:[log in to unmask]> at [log in to unmask] or 
703.993.3864 to learn more. Don't delay as the deadline to apply is 
*October 5th, 2012.*

Note:Look for three more features on other CGE Photo Contest winners!

-- 
Marie alice Arnold, General Manager
Center for Global Education
George Mason University
Johnson Center Room 235
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