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Courtney's Thanksgiving abroad thoughts

December 2, 2019
 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 teachers who helped me while I was sick. All the abroad students were so sweet to me while I was sick. Some of them were nursing students and they came to check on me, keep me company, and even offered to get me medicine and banana. These people barely knew me and wanted to help me while was sick, if that doesn't show you that kind of people they are! Today was the last day that we met with our groups in person. I’m happy a lot of them came out to celebrate our thanksgiving with us. We went to Angelo’s restaurant for our thanksgiving celebration, It wasn’t turkey, mashed potatoes & gravy, green bean casserole, stuffing, etc. But the food was delicious! The room was full of talk and laughter. Felt good to actually experience the food here, just smelling it all was such a tease! 


Happy Thanksgiving!  Courtney

 

Lovely ladies at Inholland University Alkmaar the Netherlands

November 28, 2019


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Caitlin's First day on campus in Holland

November 28, 2019

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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Hannah keeps a smile impressions of Brugge

November 25, 2019

11/24/2019
Hannah Alley
Day Two

Good news, day two was much better than day one! We started our day around 7:30 am and got ready for the day planned in Bruge, Belgium. Even though we felt a little rough and were maybe a little stinky from not being able to shower (with soap) since we left Maine due to our luggage taking a trip to Germany, we had a big day planned at the Christmas market. 
We arrived at the Christmas market around 1:30 pm, it took us about three hours to drive from our houses to B...


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Away we go -- Dawn

November 25, 2019

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

November 25, 2019
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

November 29, 2018
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

November 29, 2018
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

November 27, 2018
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

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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