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Journal o/Women in Educational Leadership, Vol. 4, No. 2-April 2006 ISSN: 1541-6224


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Spring Semester 2005 I was a visiting Fulbright professor at Aristotle University in Greece. The purpose of the Fulbright Program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of the 150 or so countries that currently participate in the Fulbright Program. Details of the opportunities offered and directions about how to apply can be found at Aristotle Universityis located in Thessaloniki.a city of a million people in northern Greece. This 2,300 year-old city is a major seaport at the north end of the Aegean Sea. In retrospect, living and teaching in Greece from January through July was definitely an odyssey - bringing adventures of the body, mind, and spirit. It was a life-altering journey with multiple layers of learning to bring home.

A version of this essay was delivered as invited remarks to the opening plenary session at the National Women in Educational Leadership Conference held in Lincoln, Nebraska, October, 2005.