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Courtney's Thanksgiving abroad thoughts

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Monday, December 2, 2019, In : Crossing Borders 
 Courtney Kafka 11/28/19 Thanksgiving Day
Despite being sick for half the trip, and me not being home for thanksgiving for the First time. Today I really reflected on what I’m thankful and blessed for, not just to day but everyday. I have a roof over my head, food on the table, clothes on my back, and a loving and supportive family. This trip has been quite the experience. Getting to see such beautiful countries such as Belgium and Netherlands, meeting some great people and some kind hearted...

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Caitlin's First day on campus in Holland

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Thursday, November 28, 2019, In : Crossing Borders 

November 25th, 2019

Monday’s Blog by Caitlin Reynolds

            Today was the first day at university for all of us. Everyone was assigned to random groups where puzzles were put together. This was called an ‘ice breaker’ even though the real ice breaker didn’t come until afterwards. Could you imagine using your body to create a number or letter? Neither could I, until today that is. As you can see from some of the pictures, some of us had simple tasks, like laying in a straight line ...


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Away we go -- Dawn

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Monday, November 25, 2019, In : Crossing Borders 

DAY 1-2 (The First 24 hours)

Day of Travel 

            How did we get here? Well first it started off with evolution. No, no, no just messing with you. Well, at about noon we left the University and headed to Fredericton. Yes, dear Reader, we went to Canada to just go to another country. Wild, right? Then from Fredericton we flew to Toronto and this my dear reader is were the fun part begins. Our flight landed in Toronto at 7:40pm and our next plane began boarding at 7:45pm, which was all the ...


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Crossing Borders 2019

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Monday, November 25, 2019, In : Crossing Borders 
It is hard to believe we are now in our 18th year. So many memories! I will open by saying this has been a wonderful group to work with both our UMM students as well as our international students. The UMM ladies will each take a day to bring you with us on our travel, sit back and enjoy the fun.  
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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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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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One final day

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Friday, December 4, 2015, In : Crossing Borders 

Friday 12/04/2015 Amanda Dickey

         Our last day here in Holland was first spent at the University during our final feedback session, then we had the rest of the day free to do as we pleased. Most of us split up in Amsterdam, some went sight-seeing or window-shopping, others stayed out late enjoying the nightlife and a few of us visited the Van Gogh Museum… I was one of these people.

         The Van Gogh Museum was INCREDIBLE! When Dr. Lori and I were first discussi...


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Presentation day 12/2/2015

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Thursday, December 3, 2015, In : Crossing Borders 

Wednesday 12/2/2015 Dr. Lori

 Today was presentation day. Every year I am amazed at the creativity and energy that goes into presenting the research.  Each group chooses the method to present what they have found through their research the range this year was an original song to start the presentation, a video, a psycho drama and games.  The day was topped off with all the students and faculty headed to dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant in Alkmaar.  The beauty of the...


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First time in Amsterdam

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, In : Crossing Borders 

12/1/2015—Jamie Moores-Lank

My first time on a plane, my first time on a bus and today was my first time on a train! Today was a great day spent with new friends! We worked on our research presentations to have them ready for our big day tomorrow of presenting; As the only mentor I spent today bouncing from place to place. I know they will be great because everyone has worked so hard on them. After working all day we spent the evening in Amsterdam exploring and taking all ...


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November 30th 2015 Shannon Olson

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Monday, November 30, 2015, In : Crossing Borders 

The last day of November was spent as our first day in our groups face to face.

 Sitting for the first time as a large group we played a Who Am I game, where we got to know something about at least 18 people from our Crossing Borders Group. Hobbies, pets, family, goals and anything that person felt was important to share. It was nice to be able to say hello to just about everyone in all the groups.

We then were able to break into our small groups, where we were asked to make a ...


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Crossing Borders 2015

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Monday, November 30, 2015, In : Crossing Borders 

Day one for the Americans by Regan Davenport:

We arrived in Amsterdam ahead of schedule. The clean air, the clean stores even in the airport, instantly took us aback and of course the drive out to the bungalow was incredible. Before we even saw where we were going to be staying, or meeting anyone from Germany Norway and Jessica of the Netherlands in person, the drive from the airport was beautiful. I didn’t mind even as tired as I was for the detour letting the second van ...


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