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Hi everyone. I thought I share something really cool: my advisor approved me doing 6 credits worth of independent study this summer... in CROATIA :) Because one of my goals is to live there and help with the development of better special education services, especially for autism, I proposed that I go to the University of Zagreb for a 4 week language intensive course. It's 120 hours of language instruction--it's actually the equivalent of more than 9 credits, but I was pretty sure my advisor wouldn't approve that many so I asked for 6, and he said it sounded reasonable!

Now, the biggest next hurdle will be the money! I have applied for school loans for the summer--but those will only cover me registering for 6 credits at Temple... I still have all the tuition and room/board for U of Zagreb to come up with. I know I'm 41 now, but I think I may ask my mom :lol::D

Here's to an international summer...

Oh, and for Valentine's day, Teri bought me a "Cool Vest" with an extra set of cooling packs in case my student housing doesn't air conditioning--I can stay cool :) COOL. :)

Nina

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Nina that is very COOL!! I hope that this everyhting you want and more!! WOW how exciting!!

I wanna come too!! I''l bring my own suitcase to crawl in.. its on wheels!! LOL

very awesome news Nina!!

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Wouldn't we all make a very funny bunch rooming together!!! Ernie, cash... what's that ;) all I have are bills and plastic cards ... <_<:)

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CONGRATS Nina! What a great opportunity! : ) There is internet there right?! LOL

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Guest Julia59

GREAT NEWS NINA! I hope it all works out for you-------I heard it is very beautiful there.

The cooling vest-----I'm so glad you brought that up---what a nice gift. It reminded me that it will be a very welcome thing to have around this summer.

Keep us posted!

Julie :0)

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It *is* very beautiful. We were there in 2004 and it's just amazing. If you want to see some awesome photos of the country, here are some links.

http://www.istra.com/rovinj/eng/

http://www.istra.com/porec/

http://www.croatia.hr/English/Destinacije/Odredista.aspx

Teri has relatives in Skabrnje, Krk and Zagreb. These cities/villages fall in the Dalmatia and Kvarner regions.

This is the Krk website

http://www.krk.hr/english/index.htm

and Zagreb

http://www.croatia.hr/English/Destinacije/...Destination=470

Happy travels! (even if it's just on the web!).

Nina

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Hi Nina,

this is such cool news!!!!

when you will travel via amsterdam and have some time left in between your flights, please let me know. maybe i can make it to the airport to come see you!!!

actually, i think you deserve the 9 credits because you take the challenge to travel to croatia and are going to work in a different culture!!

corina :(

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