Ciao! Welcome to my blog about my experience in the Engineers As Global Leaders for Energy Sustainability(EAGLES) program. I am an American Masters student who is spending the 2011-2012 school year in Italy and Spain. I am spending 9 months in Milan doing my coursework at Politecnico di Milano(PoliMI) and then will spend three months in Madrid completing research and writing my Master’s thesis at Universidad Poliutecnica Di Madrid(UPM). I am forming international research collaborations, getting two Master’s degrees(one from Drexel University and one from PoliMi), meeting people from all over the world, and traveling all over Europe. This blog is an account of my adventures and mishaps in this study abroad program and also has tons of information and tips for people interested in joining the program. I hope you enjoy the site and feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.