Christian embarks from Amsterdam, Netherlands today September 9th to complete her Fall term on “Semester at Sea.” She will be gone 106 days and travel to 12 countries, 13 cities, and over 4 continents! The students will explore countries in Europe, Africa, South and Central America, cross the Kiel and Panama Canals. Semester at Seas will make the world Christian’s campus as she sets sail on her floating University.
Christian met her roommate Chelsea when she arrived in Amsterdam September 3rd. The girls will have a whole week to talk about all the places they will be traveling. Poland will be their first stop, then they will cross the Kiel Canal. From there they will go to Portugal, Spain, Croatia, Morocco, Ghana, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago. They will then cross the panama Canal, and Ecuador and Costa Rica will be their last stop.
Reneé and Bailey planned a weeks vacation in Amsterdam to show Christian around and have a special girl’s vacation. They rented a wonderful home in the heart of the city and loved all the sites and sounds of this fabulous city.
Their home was cosy and comfortable and the perfect place to relax and spend time together.
They loved the canals, architecture, outdoor cafes, and of course the flowers!
The food and wine were wonderful! Stroopwafel is Amsterdam sweetest bites and actually you can find them now in every Starbucks! They did pass on the Herring another famous food. They loved the Oorlog french fries! They come in a crispy cone filled and the fries are topped with mayonnaise, peanut sauce and raw onions. And of course Dutch cheese was “the best” paired with a nice glass of wine. Holland is actually the largest cheese exporter in the world.
They loved this fern shop! It is no wonder that they were fascinated with this shop since the Netherlands is among the best places in the world to pick up colourful bouquets and beautiful plants of all kinds.
Today, September 9th, 2019 Christian is boarding the “MV World Odyssey!” This ship has been meticulously maintained since constructed in Germany in 1998. It is the sixth ship in the Semester at Sea’s history.
Have a wonderful time Christian! We are all so very excited for you and this incredible opportunity to study and travel around the world.