Author: Desiree

Anne Frank: Desiree

“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 and my first journalism class the next year. When people ask me why I became a journalist, I think back and say “Anne Frank.” Walking in her footsteps today hurt because I wish Anne had lived to see her story told.



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 jump out of traffic’s way twice. No one got hurt but it was a learning experience. We are aiming for a better day looking forward for the Anne Frank museum and the fact that the sun sets around 10:30pm 🙂 …by Adrianna

Diana Disappointment

Upon seeing the Princess Di Memorial Fountain for the first time. (See blog post below.)


Radio Show

Meghann got a chance to “act” in a BBC radio show.20130531-164510.jpg

Mind the Gap


London Tube: thank goodness we packed light!


London Calling

So impressed with students on day one. In the last 24 hours, they’ve flown on two jets, ridden multiple Tubes, one bus and one airport tram. Those who rode their first airplanes did so like pro’s. London thus far has included a stroll through Covent Garden, a tour through the heart of London, a real pub meal – and that’s while everyone was extremely jet lagged! One of today’s learning moments: how to sleep while standing with eyes open.