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Living in a Fairy Tale -- Maria de Jesus Paniagua Albor

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, In : Crossing Borders 2016 

For the last 3 days, we have been all around the town getting to know the area of Alkmaar and towns nearby. I love the houses and buildings here because they look so little and so close to each other compared to the United States. The designs of the houses are alike but different types of form and material. They look amazing! Also, they have some kind of grass on the roof that helps for insulation. It feels like I am living in a fairytale movie. Everything is so different. Th...


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The beginning of a new adventure - Victor

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Monday, November 28, 2016, In : Crossing Borders 2016 

Today was the first day that I am officially in Europe, or at least the first day I was fully awake. First we started our day going to the Zaanse schans. This was a unique experience for me the Museum was like taken out of a movie. I did so many things that I never thought I would do. One of them was playing with stilts (see picture) and it was harder than it looks I could barely balance but I managed to take at least one step. In the museum I also got to see how they make th...


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And so it begins

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Sunday, November 27, 2016, In : Crossing Borders 2016 
Hello everyone, so hard to believe I am once again in the Netherlands with a new group of students. Each year is like I've never been here before watching the reactions of my students as we exit the airport. I get to see this place through their eyes, each experience is once again new and exciting. Our week is full with exploring and classes working on the research papers and presenting our findings to one another. It is always wonderful spending time with my European colleagues, dissecting t...
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