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, . . .
Well we came we saw and we conquered! Our European media study was brilliant and I made memories that will last a lifetime. We ended our two weeks with 3 days in Belgium, which was absolutely perfect.
Our last but not least visit was Brussels! This has been my favorite stop for many reasons. We tried some of their famous chocolate and waffles, got to participate in a parade, roam around the market, and enjoy the entertainment of the street performers.
We learned some history of the cities gypsies and met a lot of people from all different parts . . .
Today we took 3 separate trains on our journey to Belgium, it was an experience I won’t forget! The views were so beautiful and full of colorful brush. It was hot and sunny when we arrived, we walked from the train station into town and the struggle was real. Walking for about 20 minutes on the tangled small streets of Brussels we decided to . . .
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 . . .