Jenny Thomas / 2004 Spring / Virginia Commonwealth University, VA
As a Photography major at VCU, I wanted not only the beauty of a Greek island but teachers who could guide me in capturing it on film. To Cameron, Len and the professionals at the HISA digital lab, my deepest gratitude for the most caring study abroad experience I can imagine. The many working field trips to Santorini, Delos, Myconos, Samos and Turkey were really inspiring, and you helped me to get to know and really understand the people, culture and history of the Aegean. All the projects we did together throughout the semester helped give me the confidence and photographic results I needed to fulfill my senior portfolio requirements, and construct my own website. I especially appreciate the fact that HISA is sensitive to the different levels of experience their photography students have, which allowed me to advance quickly from where I was before I came to Paros.