Smith College Junior Year Abroad
Program in Geneva, Switzerland
[For more information see
College's official page dedicated to the subject.]
The first words that come to mind:
A wonderfully marvelous, magnificantly awesome,
incredibly exciting year. An experience of a lifetime! (That may be a
cliché,but it's just true and that's all there is to it.)
The pictures below are not arranged
systematically or chronologically. (Click on them for bigger
||This is in the gardens of the Cite
Universitaire, the dorms where many of us lived during our year in
Geneva. On this picture are Nicole Huber, Alessandra Del Conte, Stephanie
Hill, and Elizabeth Kelleher. Oh, and in teh back, the guy passing by is
|Here you can see me with my friend Madlaina Rausch from
Zurich, and her friend Lorenz. Really nice people, both of them. (The one
on the right is me.)
||Friends from my dorm in Geneva: Irene (from Zurich) and Danilo (from
|Here is the most amazing Mme Rochat, the Director of the
JYA Geneva program my year. The picture was taken at Rocher-de-Naye
in the Swiss Alps.
||Here's a peak into what the Smith Center is like in Geneva. Whether
wanting to study or just hang out, it offers a great environment for both.
Here Stephanie Hill, Gerry DiGiusto (Bowdoin '96) Ale
|Welcome to my dormroom in Geneva. Here I had a dinner for
some of my friends: Marjorie Victor (Amherst '96), Britta Larson, Ale Del
Conte and Stephanie Hill.
||Same dinner, but this time Alessandra took the picture and so you can
see me in the back.
Long story behind this one, I'll spare you the details. The point is,
Britta and I ended up having a little picnic in my room. It was fun, even
if the weather outside was yucky.
||This was a party my friend Wali Zebad and I had for some friends (left
to right): Wali, Carolina Ortega Barrales, Sarah Scribner, Stephanie
Hill, Ale Del Conte, Katherine Johns, and Kyra Sanin.
|This picture was taken during our trip to Dijon, France.
All these people were part of the "Geneva Group", namely (from
left to right): Leanne Fecteau, Amy Coletta (Brown '96), Stephanie Hill,
Ale Del Conte, Lada Soljan, Jennifer Barnett, me, and Katherine Johns.
||Here I am with my friend Madlaina Rausch from Zurich. (We lived on
the same hallway in our dorm (at the Cite) in
Geneva, but she's originally from the German-speaking part of
The year abroad allowed for tons of time to travel. It was great!
|Welcome to the world of Arcade 46. If you ever go
to Geneva, make sure you miss it (even though it's in the travel guide
Let's Go)... JUST
KIDDING! Whether you enjoy it or not will depend on you and your luck with
the people showing up that night. This is José and Willy, two
people who worked at Arcade a lot when we were there and who got to be
quite close with several people in our Smith Geneva group.
In '97, I created a page on why one should study abroad during college. If
you're considering it, but are not convinced yet, feel free to look at
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