After traveling to Europe this summer I can say I learned more in two weeks about history, culture, and traditions than I have in my life. If I knew someone who was going on a trip similar to mine I would have several travel tips for them!
I’ve definitely gained a lot from this experience. The European media study tour has open my eyes in so many ways. One of the most important things I’ve learned from this experience is the way one must travel. So for anyone that wants to travel in the near future keep these points in mind.
Being a first-time traveler to London, Belgium, and Amsterdam, I did not know what I had stored for myself. Everything from being on a plane to trying new foods, It was all an experience of a lifetime that has showed me a much different side of the world.
From flying for the first time and arriving to London. To walking and navigating the group in Brussels, the European Media study tour has been an experience of a life time.
I was fortunate to go to the BBCHeadquarters in London and met a photojournalist and reporter that work for the BBC Mundo. We walked through the cities of Amsterdam , Brussels, . . .
Today was so amazing. We went to the Rijksmuseum and it was amazing! One of the best museums in the world! We are about to go out with an exchange student from Amsterdam and spend our last evening in the Netherlands. Tomorrow morning – Brussels!
Meghann and UCO exchange student Patrick Dales below.
The Anne Frank house was a great experience and one that I can never forget. To walk through the rooms where they were hiding in and see some of their actual belongings was a surreal moment for me. To see their height measurements on the walls and look at her actual diary was rewarding. The way she read magazines and posted pictures all over her . . .
The Westerkerk looks down upon the Anne Frank huis, it stands as a sign of faith. For Anne seeing the top half of Westerkerk through the annex gave her hope, for liberation. I can’t believe I’m sitting outside of the annex, walking the pavement the young Anne once did and where the Nazis once crept along to find yellow star-clothed people. . . .
“You’ve known for a long time my greatest wish is to be a journalist, and later on, a famous writer. In any case, after the war I’d like to publish a book called ‘The Secret Annex.'” 5-11-44
I read the diary of Anne frank when I was about 12. Anne’s passion about someday becoming a writer led me to my first journal . . .
Yesterday was our first day here in Amsterdam. We had a series of unfortunate events that occurred. Meghann had left some of her clothing items in the hotel but she ran back and was able to get them last minute, I lost some souvenirs on the train and Isaac left his backpack on the bus! We also are adjusting to the roads. Luckily, we were able to . . .
We leave London tomorrow to make our next journey to Amsterdam, Netherlands. I have already learned so much from visiting the UK, from Salisbury to Stonehenge then St. Paul’s Cathedral to the anniversary and celebration of 60 years since the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The history of the beautiful London is so rich and it’s hiding . . .