In conflict with the student’s eagerness to reach the big city, the day started off in our quiet abode with lectures from the professors. Hoeksema spoke about water management in the Netherlands and Aay explained some of the history of Amsterdam we’d experience later that day. When the time finally came to set off for Amsterdam, we took the bus into the city and then were given a walking tour from Professor Aay. After the tour, we were left to wander the city, find trouble, and get back on our own. We all found our way back no problem and began to prepare for our homestay visits the next day.

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