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Research Abroad!

Hi everyone! This blog will detail what ended up being a rather unexpected trip to the Netherlands. As you may know, I work a lot with study abroad. In fact, I will be bringing a group of students to Barcelona in January. My trip after that, in January of 2018, will be to London and the Netherlands. Having never been to the Netherlands, I wanted to go there and do some research so that I know what I am doing when I put together the study abroad program. It turned out that there is also an international education conference in the Hague on December 1 and 2, so I could go to that conference, then stay a few extra days to research the study abroad program. On top of it all, I was able to secure a grant from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Center for International Education. That means that my trip will be entirely grant funded! So this has worked out spectacularly.

Tomorrow I drive down to Chicago to catch a flight to Atlanta, and from there to Amsterdam. I will arrive on Nov. 30, and the conference is the following two days. I will then spend a couple more days in the Hague visiting international courts, businesses and hotels to find the best options for student travel. Finally, I will spend two days in Amsterdam doing the same.

So, follow me on this unexpected adventure! You can get a sense of what it is like to create a study abroad program, which is quite a bit different from leisure travel. Of course, I will still do fun things and eat great food, because that is the case with any European trip, whether for business or pleasure!

See you on the other side!


Posted by AnneO 17:14 Archived in USA

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I'm glad you're blogging your trip again. Hope all goes well, Have a great time.

by Mom

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