Our flights are booked. Hotel rooms reserved. Restaurants prepared to share their cuisine. Our academic and university hosts are eager to welcome us. And of course, the Virginia Tech Center for European Studies and Architecture (CESA) is prepared for the arrival of the graduate deans and the GPP alumni. After hundreds of emails, numerous meetings, many phone calls and lots of discussions across nearly 9 months, the plans have been finalized for the Graduate Deans Global Experience (July 22 -27) and the GPP alumni reunion (July 26-27). Enthusiasm appears high and we are ready. Follow our experiences through our blogs (Global Perspectives, Graduate Deans, or individual blogs) and follow us on twitter (@kpdepauw).