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Travel to Italy without leaving home - follow Voyage of Discovery online!

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Each year, NIAF sends a selection of Italian American college students to experience Italy for the first time through our Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery program. This week, 34 students will depart on the 2010 NIAF Voyage of Discovery, a 9-day trip to Campania and Umbria from May 29 to June 8, 2010.

Envious? Don’t be! Now you can participate too! This year’s Voyage of Discovery participants will be blogging daily about their experiences in Italy. Visit www.niaf.org/voyageofdiscovery/for the latest on how these students are experiencing the land of their ancestors.

Past Voyage of Discovery participants pose while visiting Scilla, Italy.

This week on the blog, you'll find videos of participating students introducing themselves and a post describing the trip's first planned visit to Campania's Vallo di Diano. Once the students are on the ground in Italy, their daily posts, images and videos will create a fascinating travelogue.

To receive automatic updates and to share your opinions and thoughts, join us on tumblr., at niaf.tumblr.com/. Once you join, you can easily link your Facebook and Twitter accounts to stay updated at all times. If Twitter is your thing, join us at twitter.com/NIAFVOD. Or, if you have a Facebook account, join our groups: NIAF Voyage of Discovery 2010 and The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF).

Are you a past Voyage of Discovery participant? If so, help us send off this year's participants by POSTING COMMENTS BELOW THAT SHARE YOUR MEMORIES of the experience with us!