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Abroad in Brussels

Abroad in Brussels

by Madison C. This semester abroad has been the best semester of my studies thus far. Despite being a journalist, and therefore a writer by trade, I know what I say in this update won’t properly convey everything this semester has meant to me. So far this semester I have visited two cities in Belgium […]

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The Right Time to Visit the EU

Filed in Belgium, Blog by on April 24, 2017
The Right Time to Visit the EU

by Sheena R. “You definitely came to the EU at the right time…” This somewhat simple phrase became the underlying theme during the University of Missouri’s study abroad program in Brussels. Along with 12 other students from a variety of disciplines, I chose to spend my spring break learning about the policies and institutions of […]

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A town preserved: Visiting the UNESCO heritage village of Bruges

Filed in Belgium, Blog by on April 6, 2017
A town preserved: Visiting the UNESCO heritage village of Bruges

by Olivia P. On April 1, the last full day of our spring break program in Belgium, we got to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bruges. This charming town has been preserved in its most natural state and is littered with historical buildings, ornate churches and old-school marketplaces. Visiting Bruges was the equivalent […]

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Good coffee and grassy hills

Filed in Belgium, Blog by on April 4, 2017
Good coffee and grassy hills

by Robert B. I arrived in Brussels on Sunday morning after a 13-hour flight. Who knew I’d be energized after sitting in a cramped seat and binge watching “Brooklyn 99”? But I’m going too fast, let me start with my flight. My flight from the ever-busy Atlanta airport was quite exciting. I had the pleasure […]

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Preparing for my first international trip

Filed in Belgium, Blog by on March 23, 2017

by Robert B. After receiving an email stating that the School of Public Affairs was looking for students to participate in a study abroad program in Brussels, I immediately jumped on the application. Now, a few months later, I find myself searching the internet for converter outlets, places to exchange currency and the no-no’s of […]

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Farewell, Europe

by Hunter M. As I prepared to go overseas, I had no idea what I was getting into. I could assume that it would be significantly different, but how? For weeks, I prepared myself for the culture shock of a lifetime. I researched and researched, hoping to get a handle on what was in store […]

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Sweet tooth

Sweet tooth

by Hunter M. Food is a major part of any culture, and dessert has always been a love of mine. Being in Europe presented me with a number of opportunities to try different desserts. I always heard that they’d be better overseas, but I had no idea they’d taste as good as they did. The […]

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The Hague and Alkmaar

Filed in Belgium, Blog, Netherlands by on July 11, 2016
The Hague and Alkmaar

by Barbara P. Yesterday, we were back at The Hague and right by the government buildings where there were several guards. We visited the former home of several past queens of Holland, which is now used as the Royal Portrait Gallery. I saw several Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals, Reubens and Steen works in this beautiful old […]

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Switzerland and Belgium: How I lost my voice, money and heart

Filed in Belgium, Blog, Spain, Switzerland by on May 28, 2015
Switzerland and Belgium: How I lost my voice, money and heart

A few weeks ago, someĀ friends and I went to Geneva, Switzerland, and Brussels, Belgium. To begin, I was anxious about the trip for weeks before. My cortisol levels were at an all time high as I tried to balance creating my MU course schedule, figuring out my life’s plans (per usual) and packing my weekend […]

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Why study abroad? | Student perspectives

Why study abroad? | Student perspectives

Students from the University of Missouri share benefits on studying abroad. Learn more: international.missouri.edu/getting-started.

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