Professor Polack
Professor Polack, a distinguished computer science professor at the University of Mary Washington, possesses a deep curiosity for global exploration. Driven by a desire to broaden her understanding of different cultures and technological landscapes, she aspires to study abroad in countries across the world. Professor Polack's ambition to study abroad exemplifies her commitment to enriching both his own academic perspectives and the field of computer science as a whole.
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Iceland, where we spent weeks exploring the stunning landscapes of this Nordic island. One of the highlights of the trip was driving around the famous ring road, a 1,332-kilometer highway that circles the entire country. Along the way, we marveled at cascading waterfalls, rugged coastlines, and towering glaciers. We had the chance to immerse yourself in Icelandic culture, sampling traditional cuisine and learning about the country's history and geology. This unforgettable journey through Iceland's dramatic beauty left a lasting impression all of us.
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After leading a study abroad trip to Brazil and Argentina, where the students explored the wonders of the Amazon Rainforest, embarked on a captivating river cruise along the Amazon, and marveled at the breathtaking Iguazu Falls from both sides of the border, Professor Polack decided to create a photo book. With meticulous attention to detail, he curated a collection of photographs capturing the vibrant landscapes, fascinating wildlife, and joyous moments of the trip. I aimed to provide a visual narrative that would forever remind the students of their remarkable journey.

An Exciting Drive!

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On Sarah’s third day of her Iceland trip, her and her group were driving from Lundarreykjadalur to Akureyri. It was a beautiful, scenic drive along the coastline, and Sarah spend the drive relaxing and chatting with the her friends who were also on the trip. They also stopped at several places along the way! They first stopped at Grábrók, a mossy lava field.

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Then, they stopped at Vatnsdalshólar, a beautiful viewpoint.

Image from Visit North Iceland

After this second stop, they continued driving along as they had, and Sarah continued chatting with her friends. Suddenly, the driver gasped and slammed on the breaks and the car skidded to a stop! Every was startled and immediately stopped talking and looked up to see what the sudden stop was for. When they looked up, they saw a heard of Icelandic sheep standing in the middle of the road!

Sarah immediately took out her camera and started taking pictures of the sheep. After the sheep crossed the road, their journey to Akureyri continued uninterrupted.

Image from Iceland Tours