One Year Later

August 14, 2016. Today marks one year since I left Toronto for my year abroad.  It also marks 2 months since I left Middelburg, to return to Toronto.  This time last year, people were asking me what I was most excited for, this year, people are asking me to tell them how my trip was, …

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Dank Je Wel Middelburg ♥

Oh Middelburg, where shall I start this? I guess the best way to start is to thank you for turning the feeling of nervous excitement when your name was called out on the NS train, into comforting relief over the course of countless weeks of calling you home. Thank you for being the home to …

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A Week In The Life Of A Glendonite Abroad

Exchange Life is a little bit different from Glendon Life. I vlogged my week to show you part of my world. https://youtu.be/i2IDacTijjA Week In The Life Of A Glendonite (at home) Find Me Here: WordPress: ashacgl.wordpress.com Twitter: @AshaCGL Instagram: @ashamcollins Have you joined the GL2020 Facebook Group yet? We can't wait to meet you! Music …

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Refugee Crisis Debate – An Extended Classroom

This semester I'm taking a host of really interesting courses at UCR, including International Human Rights, taught by Professor Oomen, the Dean of UCR.  Yesterday, February 12, our class was invited to participate in a debate about the refugee crisis, organized in collaboration by UCR students, and the Rotary Club Walcheren.     The debate …

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Sinterklaas Celebrations! #FêtesGL

It's holiday season!  The eAmbassadors decided that it would be fun to share some of our holiday traditions with you.  Sinterklaas is a holiday celebrated in the Netherlands, and I got to celebrate it for the first time this year with my Dutch friends.  Take a look! https://youtu.be/g6wFo-ewU9Q   Song of the Week: In Your Arms - …

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Floor Dinner: Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner Style

Being abroad makes your life full of firsts - this weekend, I experienced my first holiday away from home.  Thanksgiving has always been a happy time in the year because it's the precursor to all the exciting things that come in the fall and the winter like birthdays, and celebrations.  I had conflicting emotions when …

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Teach Me: Dutch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m2P_lziqAM Exchange Life is all about learning. This week I learned some Dutch vocabulary. Enjoy! Note: Sorry about the jump in one of the words, it was fine before I saved it, I guess my editing software glitched. Video We Made on Nicole's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxmsWK_c0jU Find Me Here: WordPress: ashacgl.wordpress.com Twitter: @AshaCGL Instagram: @ashamcollins Find …

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