We’ve been a little remiss in updating the blog…in part because we’ve been so busy. Students have all completed their “career interviews” – a project where they get to choose a Dutch person who works in a profession that they are interested in, interview them about the educational path they took to get to that profession, and then compare it with the typical path that someone in the U.S. might take to a similar professional goal. The students interviewed a veterinarian based out of Friesland, an international educator, a cheese monger, an international security expert, an artist, a minister/social worker, and an early childhood educator. We eagerly await the presentation of their findings on Friday.
Per usual, we have mixed exploration and adventure in with the classroom sessions (which are an exploration and adventure in their own right). Saturday took us to Amsterdam and visits to the Rijks Museum (the national museum of art), the NEMO (a children’s museum with a particularly interesting sex ed exhibit called “Teen Facts”), and the Anne Frank Huis.
We explored a LOT of the city by foot, including the Dam Square and the new city library, where we enjoyed the café on top with a spectacular view and a visit to IHLIA (the International Homosexual and Lesbian Information-center and Archives).
With darkness not falling until after 10:00PM here in the Netherland at this time of year, some of us stayed in the city late in order to enjoy the nighttime beauty
We were all pretty weary when we finally caught the train to return to our sweet village of Leiden.