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Hoi CIEE Families!

By Arianna Ortiz at CIEE

Please refer to Alyssia's post for an overview of Day 1! Day Two (July 9th, 2024) Students woke up at around 8:00 am for breakfast in the hostel's cafeteria. Our... keep reading

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Hallo!

By Alyssia Bell at CIEE

Greetings from Amsterdam, I'm sure you have many questions. Are the students having fun? Was the flight safe and smooth? Are they making friends? Has my child gotten lost? Are... keep reading

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And We're Off...

By Marybeth Poulin at CIEE

Sunday was a whirlwind with students arriving from all over the United States! By 3:00 PM we were all together - tired - but ready to explore the hostel's neighborhood... keep reading

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Van Gogh

By Barbara Swisher at CIEE

What can you say about Van Gogh. Just visiting his art work is amazing. Amsterdam has the most pieces, luckily donated to Amsterdam by Van Gogh's nephew, Vincent. Amsterdam could... keep reading

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DE CEUVEL (Learning more about Sustainability)

By Barbara Swisher at CIEE

We spent part of this day exploring a project that has been in process for 10 years. Luckily their grant has been renewed! This small area of Amsterdam has been... keep reading

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Our visit to Almere and the Upcyclecentrum

By Crissy Matlick at CIEE

The group went to visit Almere and its Upcyclecentrum (upcycling center) Almere is a city born from nothing. It is situated at the bottom of what was once an inland... keep reading

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The Adventure Takes Us to Belgium!!!

By Daniel Taylor at CIEE

This past week (Thursday, Friday, Saturday), the students got the opportunity to travel to Brussels to experience the sights and sounds of the city. Students were also fortunate visit the... keep reading

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Class Time! Smart Cities and Sustainability

By Barbara Swisher at CIEE

Fun and educational! We have learned so much about Amsterdam as a Smart City. Lots for us to emulate. People ride bikes, use trams, and just walk to anywhere they... keep reading

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A Weekend in Rotterdam

By Barbara Swisher at CIEE

Why would one want to go to Rotterdam? To visit many sites of course! On our weekend excursion we continued our understanding of Smart Cities and Sustainability. Rotterdam was almost... keep reading

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A Day in the Life of a Global Navigator

By Crissy Matlick at CIEE

A Day in the Life of a Global Navigator in Amsterdam! Morning Magic: Rise and Shine: Start your day with a delicious breakfast at the StayOkay hostel. Fuel up for... keep reading

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Can You Say Zaanse Schans?

By Marybeth Poulin at CIEE

Neither can we, but we had a lot of fun! On Saturday we loaded a coach bus and headed north to Zaanse Schans. Zaanse Schans is a recreated 18th century... keep reading

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The Hague & Madurodam...The Adventures Continue

By Daniel Taylor at CIEE

On Thursday, the students got the opportunity to visit The Hague. The Hague is the political "capital" of the Netherlands. Here the students got the opportunity to learn more about... keep reading

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A Day in Zaanse Schans (windmills and more)

By Barbara Swisher at CIEE

An enjoyable day was had by all today. We had sunny skies and perfect temperature. Zaanse Schans is a recreated village where you can experience how life was in the... keep reading

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Amsterdam Adventure

By Daniel Taylor at CIEE

This week the students have been on the go. After orientation, the students began their adventures around Amsterdam . One of their first adventures was the canal tour. The students... keep reading

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Fun on the water

By Crissy Matlick at CIEE

Today was gorgeous and sunny. We had a great class with a guest speaker, teaching us about Amsterdam as a Smart City. Followed by an amazing linch at the Foodhallen... keep reading