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The crocuses and narcissuses in the Noorderplantsoen are in full bloom and, although it doesn’t feel like it very often (we’ve had approximately one warm day), spring has definitely arrived! At the moment we’re smack in the middle of the semester, with our CIEE students having finished their midterms as... Continue reading
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A new semester means new students, trying to battle Dutch weather and become acquainted with Groningen’s lively spirit! On the last day of January, five new study-abroad students made their way to Groningen, to study Urban Planning and Society for one semester. To try and make an uninspiring story of... Continue reading
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Although we are still experiencing mild weather, the exams that are going on as we speak remind us cruelly that we are in the midst of fall. For our CIEE students (aka Noah) this means that the balance between enjoying a different culture and studying hard has shifted a bit... Continue reading
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Hoping to escape South Carolina’s sun and humid weather, an optimistic Noah (CIEE Groningen’s one student for the fall semester) left the U.S and arrived in the Netherlands—also known as Our Cold Froggy Country to all Dutchies—to find a small country going through this year’s second summer, with tropical temperatures... Continue reading
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As the crocuses are starting to bloom, thus showing some more color among the green grass of the Noorderplantsoen, we are already halfway through the first semester. After having worked through the first part, the students are starting new classes and looking forward to doing more traveling and enjoying the... Continue reading
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Amidst many blizzards and worries that planes would not be able to take off, a few managed to find their way to Schiphol Airport regardless, and on January 26 the new batch of UPS students was ready to head off north towards their new homes for this semester. Although a... Continue reading
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Although Groningen is still experiencing some autumnal temperatures, Christmas is near and the end of term has arrived. All of the exams are over, papers have been handed in, and departure dates are around the corner. Nonetheless, the last few months have been filled with activities. Here is a short... Continue reading
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The air is colder, the wind is becoming harsher, and the leaves have finally started turning orange and are falling off the trees rapidly. Autumn has fully arrived in Groningen, and after more than two months here, this semester’s students have become like natives in this quaint city. Annette you... Continue reading
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Sep 7, 2015