Ciao Volterra and some other places

Class photo on the steps of the church adjacent to the Volterra Residential College.

Class photo on the steps of the church adjacent to the Volterra Residential College.

 

Hello,

As summer has arrived so has a new class of UDM SACD students to Volterra. One of these students just so happens to be me, Tamzid Jaigirdar. I will be writing the blog posts for the Volterra class of 2022 and I look forward to sharing our experiences this summer. Stay posted for more posts in the immediate future. Despite some hiccups, all students and faculty had made it safely. In addition to getting to town, many students had traveled to various other locations around Europe beforehand. From Barcelona, Paris, and even as far east as Poland, we explored a large swath of what Europe could offer. Below is a collection of multiple places that some of us have visited before arriving in Volterra. In my next post, I will dive deeper into our first week and initial experiences in Volterra.

 

Till I write again, Tamzid Jaigirdar

 

Rebecca Gladd and Caris Heminger took a cliffside retreat to Santorini

Rebecca Gladd and Caris Heminger took a cliffside retreat to Santorini.

Rebecca Gladd and Caris Heminger had the opportunity to explore Greece.

Rebecca Gladd and Caris Heminger had the opportunity to explore Greece.

Colin Mackett and Isabella Virgilio visited the scenic views of Cinque Terre.

Colin Mackett and Isabella Virgilio visited the scenic views of Cinque Terre.

Stephanos Singos, Isabella Hartsig, and Vanessa Lekaj explored Barcelona.

Stephanos Singos, Isabella Hartsig, and Vanessa Lekaj explored Barcelona.

Mike saw an opera house in Lisbon.

Michael Kuhn saw an opera house in Lisbon.

Michael Kuhn saw some colorful brutalism in Lisbon.

Michael Kuhn saw some colorful brutalism in Lisbon.

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

Angel Mangham, Larissa McCoy, and Tamzid Jaigirdar touring the Arab World Institute

Angel Mangham, Larissa McCoy, and Tamzid Jaigirdar touring the Arab World Institute.

The solar shades of the Arab World Institute.

The solar shades of the Arab World Institute.

Larissa McCoy, Vanessa Lekaj, Isabella Hartsig, and Tamzid Jaigirdar enjoying the Centre Pompidou

Larissa McCoy, Vanessa Lekaj, Isabella Hartsig, and Tamzid Jaigirdar enjoying the view from Centre Pompidou.

Centre Pompidou

Centre Pompidou

Angel Mangham took a detour in Poland to meet up students in the Polish exchange program.

Angel Mangham took a detour to Poland to meet up with students in the Polish exchange program.