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Browsing Archive: November, 2018

Kwi Nam charmed the Dutch

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Thursday, November 29, 2018, In : Crossing Borders 
This trip is a great learning experience with other four countries.  I am impressed with the different countries use of the English language.  English is not a first language for anyone who is in the group that I am in, but we haven't had a problem communicating. Our group's focus is about the treatment of PTSD in children 0-8.  I love Holland.  I like the landscape, its such a small country, compared to the US.  It is neat to see how the people are organized and respectful of the landscape. ...
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Sightings from Sarah

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Thursday, November 29, 2018, In : Crossing Borders 
On Wednesday, November 28th, we gathered to present our research in front of the Crossing Boarders class and the professors. I am in group two which covers the topic of child abuse. We were told to make our presentations creative so it keeps the audience's attention. My group did a powerpoint with pictures that resembled different types of child abuse, and in most of the pictures, I was the child. Even though it was a serious topic, we made sure to keep it light in order to keep everyones att...
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Brooks Big Adventure

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, In : Crossing Borders 
Today is November 28th, and has it been a busy few days. We spent most of the day at the InHolland University working on our projects and the other part of our day looking for the restaurant where everyone was meeting and eventually getting some food into us. A few of us also did walk through Alkmaar, just to see how pretty the agriculture was, and it was so worth it. It seems that all of our papers are coming along beautifully. We are all almost to the conclusion part of things which mea...
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Euro Tips from Teresa

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Tuesday, November 27, 2018,
Happy Monday. Today was the first day we meet at the university in Alkmaar, InHolland. We got to meet all of the students, totaling like 50. It was so exciting to put bodies to the names and voices we have been talking with all semester. The first half of the school day we did meet and greet fun stuff and toured the university. The second half we were able to meet with our groups for writing. After school a group of students went to the grocery store to pick up stuff to cook dinner together. ...
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Trey sees the world

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Sunday, November 25, 2018,

Hello everyone! My name is Travonne Thompson and I am here to provide a blog post for November 25th2018 for our second day in the Netherlands. Today we had some very good personal bonding time with our group from Maine. I thought today was really beneficial for us to become closer as a personal group because it then allows us to learn a little more about each other since we don’t get to be in an actual classroom throughout the semester because of the format of the course. We started out tod...


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Krystal's view from the sky

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Saturday, November 24, 2018, In : Crossing Borders 
Wow, what an adventure this is turning out to be! We started off the trip yesterday morning at 8 am, when we left UMM.  For the first part of the trip we had to drive to Boston to the airport; we then flew to Dublin. It was hard for us to grasp the concept of the time change.  When we left Boston, it was 6:20 pm--we arrived in Dublin at 5:30 am.  There is a 5 hour time difference, the flight was actually 5 hours not 11!  From Dublin we flew to Amsterdam where the time changed one more hour, b...
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Here we are 2018 Crossing Borders

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Saturday, November 24, 2018, In : Crossing Borders 
How lucky am I to get to experience travel with my students. the semester has been full of ups and downs -- stress over the paper and exploring different cultures virtually. Now we have arrived in the Netherlands for the intensive week, and are settling in to the bungalows. The students from Norway, Germany and Russia have arrived too, grocery shopping done and we will try to stay up just a little longer so that sleep will come quickly and we will be ready for our day of exploration tomorrow ...
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