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...
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...
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
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...
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, ...