Traveling Solo

Posted November 6th, 2014 by Megan in Leiden, the Netherlands

Hello There! It’s been a while.  I’ve been trying to make a video, but every time I sit down to film, nothing comes out like I want it to.  So I thought I’d sit down and write a post this time. A couple of weeks ago we had our Fall Break and everyone (meaning all…

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Intensive Dutch Course

Posted October 7th, 2014 by Megan in Leiden, the Netherlands

Side note: I made it through Intensive Dutch class, escaping with my life and a solid B+ in the class.  Anything is possible!  You can do it too! Tot Ziens! Megan

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Op de Markt (At The Market)

Posted October 7th, 2014 by Megan in Leiden, the Netherlands

I visit the Saturday market and bring you with me! As usual, more Netherlands shenanigans can be found HERE! Tot Ziens! Megan

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Around Hugo!

Posted September 12th, 2014 by in Leiden, the Netherlands

A video about my accommodations with Central College in Leiden.

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Well Hello There!

Posted September 12th, 2014 by in Leiden, the Netherlands

Hello there!  On top of submitting videos to the Central College Abroad website, I will also be blogging on my personal blog when I can.  I have posted a few things about what I’ve been doing to prepare for Fall 2014 already if you’d like to check it out HERE! Thanks for Reading and Happy…

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It’s Tulip Time!

Posted May 1st, 2014 by Rachel in Leiden, the Netherlands

It’s Easter weekend, and the tulips are in full bloom! Over the course of the past two weeks, I’ve been to the tulip fields four times. Each time the fields were a little more brighter and fuller until on Easter Sunday, they came out full-force. While today the tulip is a symbol of the Netherlands,…

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Top 8 Reasons Why You Should Study in Leiden

Posted April 21st, 2014 by Rachel in Leiden, the Netherlands

1. You’ll Get to Meet People from All Corners of the Globe Since Leiden is home to two major universities, there are opportunities left and right to join international organizations. I would highly recommend becoming involved in ISN (International Student Network). They offer free clubs that anyone can join. My favorite is the Board Game…

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Saturdays at the Market

Posted March 31st, 2014 by Rachel in Leiden, the Netherlands

One of my favorite things to do on Saturday in Leiden is go to the market, which is set up on both sides of one of the major canals in Leiden. I always bring my backpack along because when I see all the vendors with fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese, and bread, I know that…

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Sheep Sightings and Shrimping in Texel

Posted March 11th, 2014 by Rachel in Leiden, the Netherlands

The one optional trip that Central offers is a three-day excursion to the northern island of Texel. Steef said that the only reason it’s optional and not required is because our only means of transportation is the bike. He said that in the past, students who had never biked before would come and think that…

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The Scoop on Dutch Intensive

Posted February 21st, 2014 by Rachel in Leiden, the Netherlands

Now that we’re done with our 11 day intensive Dutch class, I thought I’d give the scoop on what to expect from this required class. To start off, our Dutch teacher, Rene, was quite the character. Almost every class period he would make a comment about how strange he found the lifestyle of us Americans….

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