Atomium, Magnified by Scott Nelson. Built for the 1958 world's fair, the atomium in brussels is one of the most intriguing structures in europe today. I laid on my back underneath the atomium to take this photograph, capitalizing on the geometry of the structure to capture as many 'atoms' as i could in one image. The 'atoms' provide dramatic reflections of the ground beneath and the cloudy brussels sky. Visitors can climb through the atomium with stairs and escalators connecting each 'atom.' A modern looking structure, it is quite surprising that is has been standing for over 50 years.
Atomium, Magnified by Scott Nelson. Built for the 1958 world’s fair, the Atomium in Brussels is one of the most intriguing structures in Europe today. I laid on my back underneath the atomium to take this photograph, capitalizing on the geometry of the structure to capture as many ‘atoms’ as i could in one image.

A lot of logistics planning goes in to making a decision about where to travel, when to go, and what kind of program to participate in. It’s important to think through all the pieces early on in the planning process. This section will help walk you through the big questions so that you can begin to hone in on what kind of global opportunity fits your goals and needs.

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Language Interests

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Level of Structure

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Location

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Program Type

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Time to Graduation

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Timing

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