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05.29.14

So long, Farewell... Dinner!

Amsterdam

It was interesting to see how much tighter the group had become over the course of our class and it was fun to get to talk to everyone about our different experiences before we left Amsterdam. I really enjoyed everything about the farewell dinner, I’m just sorry that it had to go hand in hand with the end of our trip.

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05.25.14

The Rijks Museum

Amsterdam

My favorite part of the museum was the current exhibit, “Art is Therapy.” It consisted of a commentary scattered throughout the museum that explained why pieces of art are important and how their interpretations should affect our daily lives. This was particularly helpful for me because I have always found myself aimlessly wandering museums, wondering which piece I should find meaning in.

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05.24.14

Euthanasia in the Netherlands

Amsterdam

I honestly can’t imagine being in the position where I have determined my own time of death and am saying goodbye to those who I love – it’s scary, to realize nothing in our lives will last forever.

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05.23.14

Het Scheepvaartmuseum

Amsterdam

Jeremy, Katie, Justin, Bradley, and I all decided to make port at Het Scheepvaartmuseum to get our sea legs and journey back in time...

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05.23.14

Leiden

Amsterdam

It was fascinating to see how social and political views of science changed throughout history and how these views impacted the understanding of human anatomy. This understanding helped lead physicians into a better understanding of medicine and lead to more effective treatment of disease.

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05.22.14

Public Health in Holland

Amsterdam

After our class, it was clear that both healthcare systems still have room for improvement. Everything is more complex than it seems.

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11.05.13

An Unconventional Spring Break

Tara Vales

Last spring break I spent the week in Washington, D.C. with none other than my entire journalism class. Granted this journalism class was comprised of only 14 students and one pretty impressive professor, but nonetheless I initially didn’t know what to think about spending vacation with my class.

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