Summer Abroad

By Alessa Strelecki
Distinguished Young Woman of Iowa for 2011

This summer I will be studying abroad in Uganda in Africa before I make the trek back down to Mobile as a has-been!
Traveling is extremely important to me; I want to see the entire world.
Here are the top five places I want to visit!
Spain: I plan to study abroad here as well before I am in college. I have taken Spanish since I was in first grade and love the language and culture. I’d specifically love to see Granada.
Australia: Please get me to the Great Barrier Reef! Or anywhere in Australia for that matter.
Poland: My ancestors came from Poland, so I would love to see the country.
Italy: Pizza and pasta and bread sticks! Enough said.
Thailand: Wouldn’t that just be awesome?
Where do you want to go?

Alessa Strelecki is a college freshman at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa majoring in Secondary Education and Mathematics. Originally from West Des Moines, Iowa, Alessa was a participant in the Distinguished Young Women program and was selected as the Distinguished Young Woman of Iowa for 2011. Learn more about Alessa here!

  • elisabeths9

    29th May 2012 at 21:48

    I would really like to go to France. I love the language, culture, fashion, and food! Hopefully during college I will be able to travel there and learn.

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