The Global Perspectives Graduate Deans program ended on Friday in Lugano and I traveled back to Zurich for one day prior to my return to the U.S.
As I walked around Zurich today, I could hear the voices of GPP alumni, I could see your faces in the crowds, and I was reminded of moments of sipping cappucino, eating bratwurst, strolling along the lake, watching the swans, buying chocolate, putting luggage on the train, walking the stairs to ETH and University of Zurich, and much much more. Although I did stop “counting people” when the program ended, your presence was still alive in Zurich.
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