In the midst of my world travels, my friends and family (mostly my family) have convinced me to start up a Travel Blog so they can follow my travels from home in the states. So here it is... I'm about to turn 21 in Africa on November 5th, born and raised in New York City and the Jersey Shore, now spending most of my time at my new home in Chicago at Northwestern University. I love Chicago and school, but I'm restless to see every corner of the globe. What better time to do it than now when I really have no responsibilities (thanks to Kath and Leo) and no other person to take care of other than my self.
The last two years of my life the real adventurous Kate has come alive. Leaving the east coast for school, Spain for Spring Break '04, Thailand over winter break '04, Ecuador and Peru building houses with Habitat for Humanity this summer (Check out the photos http://community.webshots.com/user/kategasienica), and now on to Ghana, Africa for my Junior semester abroad for 4 months! Life doesn't get any more exciting than this.
Hopefully by the time I return back to school in January I will have a taste of the global perspective that can help me start trying to figure out where the heck I fit into this crazy world. This will for sure fuel my insatiable excitement to find out where the rest of my life will take me.
Ghana, Africa: My Study Abroad experience starting Sept. 1st with the School for International Training. I will be studying Arts and Culture and conducting independent research on Arts Education and the reproduction of self-identity from a human development perspective. I will be living with 3 different families in Kumasi, Accra, and a remote village in the Ashanti region while exploring and taking seminars on African dance, drumming, Twi language study, and just history, culture and many other art forms. So stay tuned for my African adventure to unfold...I'm ready for anything that comes my way!
EVERYONE FROM HOME and ABROAD, KEEP IN TOUCH!!
**I'm not sure how often I will have internet access.
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