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Stepping into Amsterdam

Filed in Blog, Netherlands by on June 28, 2017
Stepping into Amsterdam

by Faramola S. When I first stepped out of Amsterdam Centraal, I was immediately struck by the variation of color that rode up and down the narrow, cobbled streets of the city on streams of bicycles. In other words, I was more than a little surprised at how much diversity made up the streets 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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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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Five new countries in four weeks

I don’t even know where to start when trying to explain how this month has been. It has been by far the best month of my life. Including being in London, I have been to six countries in the last month and it has been the most amazing experience. The first trip that I took […]

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First flights

Filed in Blog, Netherlands, Scholarship, Smith Family Scholarship by on January 17, 2015
First flights

So, today is the day. The time finally came, and I said goodbye to the family right at the gate getting on the plane. There was a wheelchair cart thing waiting to bring me on board. Once I transferred out, they brought me to my seat, which they moved to first class to make it […]

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A little bit of traveling before the real adventure began

Filed in Belgium, Blog, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Netherlands, Spain by on September 29, 2014
A little bit of traveling before the real adventure began

Given that classes didn’t start until Sept. 2, I took the opportunity to travel around Europe a little bit. I have been fortunate enough to move into my apartment in Barcelona, and then travel to Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Bruges (Belgium), Athens (Greece), Budva (Montenegro) and Dubrovnik (Croatia). While I am neither an incredible writer, nor […]

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The end

Filed in Blog, Netherlands by on June 27, 2013
The end

There are no words to describe my feelings while leaving what had become my home in the Netherlands, and returning to my home in America. It was bittersweet; I had so many things to say goodbye to, yet so many things to be excited about seeing in America. Cobblestone streets, riding my bike to class […]

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Paris in pictures

Filed in Blog, France, Netherlands by on June 24, 2013
Paris in pictures

A few photos from my trip to Paris, the most beautiful city in the world!

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