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  Walking up on the roof of il Duomo was absolutely gorgeous and amazing. At the top we couldn’t believe how beautiful it is. The architecture was stunning and the view was spectacular. From that perspective you could appreciate the architecture and marble that was used to make the church. […]

From Venice to Milan

Vaporetto The Vaporetto ride was a bitter sweet moment. It would be the last time for us to appreciate the beautiful waters and buildings in Venice. It was our last goodbye. Train The train ride was very relaxing and almost meditative. Many of us drew the scenery in our sketchbooks, […]

Gondolas, Masks and Rectangles

Our first stop of the day was to the Peggy Guggenheim collection. We were able to wander through the collection and see the beautiful art. We really liked this painting called “Composition of Grey”. The painting involved different shades of grey and geometry of rectangles with classical music being the […]

Aqua alta in Venice

Upon arrival in Venice , we boarded a boat and enjoyed a scenic ride down the Grand Canal. After dropping off our bags at the hotel, we headed to St. Mark’s square. The whole area was “aqua alta” which means high water, or, in Rikeh’s terms, “Venice is drowning.” We […]

Day 4 in Austria

Here is what we each learned during our tour of the Schonbrunn Palace: The million dollar room was paneled with rosewood and had inlays of Mongolian paintings. Mozart played for the Empress when he was 6!!  Then flung himself into her arms at the end of his concert and kissed […]

Pi Day in Austria

This morning we found a quick and easy route from our hotel to the train station. More on that later… On the train ride, we solved the math problem called the Tower of Hanoi which involved an exponential function that led us to realize that Rikeh had to make 511 […]

Day 2 in Vienna – Illusions, Opera and Ribs

The group had a long day in Vienna, which was packed with many activities.  At the end of the day, they got together to select pictures and write short blurbs about what they saw. Lipizzaner is a Spanish riding school. It was so cool to see the beautiful horses that […]

Day 1 in Vienna

It is close to the end of a wonderful but long day.  There was not a lot of sleep to be had on the planes.  We watched movies and played games.  We found our hotel easily, but our rooms were not ready – so we set out to see town.   […]

Berlin Model UN 2017

A group of six GFA students spent the last week at a Model United Nations conference hosted by the John F. Kennedy School in Berlin, Germany. Students have represented GFA at this conference since 2010. Below you will find a few pictures and quotes about their experiences. “My first impression […]

Student Travel Programs 2017-2018

We are pleased to announce GFA’s 2017-2018 Student Travel Programs. Our faculty are leading a number of trips to supplement their curriculum through experiential learning. Below you can find detailed descriptions of each one of these programs. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact the listed chaperones or […]

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