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Shayna Jester Friday December 1

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Friday, December 1, 2017, In : Crossing Borders 2017 

The day starts out groggy, it's 6 AM and I'm getting out of bed. Tired from a night with good friends and dancing, I get up and make myself a cup of tea. The stove won't start, so much for making everybody breakfast. It's now 7:30 AM and the sun still hasn't full risen. It's our last day in Holland, and all of the student from UMaine Machias are going into Amsterdam. Fast forward to 9 AM - public transportation; goodness isn't it confusing and gross? We get off the bus and he...


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Ryan Economy November 30

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Friday, December 1, 2017, In : Crossing Borders 2017 
We started off the day by going to the school and doing some end of week feedback. People had some interesting thoughts and one that stuck to me was when someone said there should be more of a structure but Hans-Jan made a good point where the friction among the groups is a huge part of this class and that’s what makes this class so special. We work hard and learn to work together but it does require some pressure. The pressure we work together makes us learn stronger and help out in the fu...
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Dara Economy Sunday 11/26

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Friday, December 1, 2017, In : Crossing Borders 2017 

 Sunday morning we woke up from our first full night of sleep at Jamarco. We had cereal for breakfast and dressed warm for our day at the windmills. We met in Dr. Lori’s bungalow at 9:00AM and met Sammy and Tiffany who were our chauffeurs for the day. Tiffany and Sammy were students of crossing boarders last year. Before leaving, we invited the all students who arrived the night before and four German students joined. We piled into the van and Tiffany’s car and were on ou...


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CB 2017 Just being silly

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Friday, December 1, 2017, In : Crossing Borders 2017 


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Rowan Hodgdon Wednesday November 29

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Friday, December 1, 2017, In : Crossing Borders 2017 

Today was the day that we had our presentations! Since it was going to be a pretty intense day of listening to a lot people talking and absorbing a lot of information, we were all allowed to sleep in. We haven’t exactly been getting up too early, at least in my opinion, but I prefer to sleep in until around nine or nine thirty, and we had not being doing that up to this day.

  It was a little crazy trying to figure out where to go. We got there in time to participate in yo...


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Dawn Johnson Tuesday November 28

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Friday, December 1, 2017, In : Crossing Borders 2017 

On Tuesday, November 28, we started off our day at 9am beginning with the usual bit of housekeeping to ensure we were all on the same page. Today, the groups hit the paper and presentations hard. At times the work was intense and a bit stressful but all of the groups got a surprising amount of work done.

After the on campus part of the day was done, some students went to Alkmaar to shop and decompress from the long hard day of work. Shayna and I got a little lost and had a h...


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Dara Economy Monday November 27

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Friday, December 1, 2017, In : Crossing Borders 2017 

      On Monday we started our day having breakfast in our bungalow. We left the bungalow at 9:30 to get to the college at 10. The college was beautiful! There were live plants going up poles near the stairs and live pants that cover the walls. We first met some professors and a few students in the lobby. We were able to recognize some students from the video chats and introduced ourselves. Followed, all the students and professors met in the cafeteria. We mixed and mingled, ...


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