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Al Calarco Gets In Touch With His Italian Roots



Jul 27, 2012


Al Calarco Gets In Touch With His Italian Roots

Al Calarco, Lifelong Learners Coordinator Summer 2012 (photo by Russ Bryant)

Al Calarco is the Lifelong Learners Coordinator on the Summer 2012 voyage. He is no newbie to Semester at Sea, Al has sailed around the world twice before as the Dean of Student Life in F95 and S08. In preparation for this voyage, and specifically Naples, Italy, Al started to looking into his Italian family tree, and what he found was unexpected and heartwarming. Please take a few minutes to listen to Al’s story; I believe it will brighten your day as it did mine.

(Audio edited by Victoria Grice)


One Comment

  1. Kathryn Bender
    August 1, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    What a fabulous experience, meeting your long-lost relatives like that – it proves that Facebook can be good for SOMETHING!
    Our Chapel Hill Virtual Travel Group loved hearing your story and we continue to meet weekly and discuss each city that Semester at Sea has visited. We are envious of your actual journey but we are learning a lot and enjoy reading Elaine’s blog as well as News from the Helm. Each of us has chosen between 1-2 cities to research and present on this summer and we even serve food from that region. (I must say that I was not a huge fan of Turkish Delight, sorry) We are looking forward to discussing Casablanca and then Lisbon and especially look forward to Al visiting us upon his return to talk about the entire adventure.

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