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How to have a gouda time

Filed in Blog, Netherlands by on February 15, 2018
How to have a gouda time

by Anna S. Sorry about the cheesy pun, but I’ve been in my new country for exactly one week now and it has been an incredible experience so far. Before my arrival, I was terrified and anxious, wondering about whether or not I will make new friends, be homesick or if I had made the […]

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My top five food places in Amsterdam

Filed in Blog, Netherlands by on January 10, 2018
My top five food places in Amsterdam

by Lauren K. 1. Winkel 43 The best Dutch apple pie in Amsterdam. And probably the world. Make sure you get a slice with whipped cream (slagroom)! 2. The Brunchroom Great place for brunch (duh) with a creative menu and unique dishes to choose from. The owner, Steven, is the sweetest person and you can […]

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My last five days abroad

Filed in Blog, Netherlands by on December 21, 2017
My last five days abroad

by Lauren K. It’s currently my last Sunday night in Amsterdam. Sunday nights are often accompanied by a feeling of sadness because the weekend is over and it’s time to get down to business. Tonight, though, my Sunday night blues aren’t because of my long to-do list for the week (which, yes, includes studying for […]

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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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