Hey everyone, I hope all of you at home are doing well. Things have been great here in Den Haag. School seems to be making more sense now, they have a very different program; however, I do like it. I am also learning more Dutch, which I really enjoy.
This past weekend four of us took a trip to London, and it was amazing. Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London, The British Museum, and The Eye of London were all unbelievable. Certainly an experience I will remember forever. The British Museum was my favorite, Matt Strehl and I spent about five hours there, and believe me we could have spent about five days in there and still missed something… No words can do justice to what that place has to offer.
Lastly, I would just like to thank all of those at the University of Louisville who are responsible for making this trip possible for all of us. It is nowhere close to over, but I can tell you I am having the time of my life. I would also like to thank David and Betty Jones for your support of our Study Abroad Program. We would not be here if it wasn’t for all of you.
I have made another video for everyone to see. It can be seen by clicking on the link below.
Hoy! My name is Jimmie Guilfoyle and I am one of the five lucky students from the University of Louisville studying in Den Haag, which in English is pronounced The Hague. The Hague is located in South Holland, a province of the Netherlands.
I arrived later than the other four guys, but I am glad to finally be here. I have been here for about a week now and am enjoying every bit of it. Classes at The Hague University are quite different than at home. Your schedule may change times, rooms, or days each week, so we have to stay on top of that.
So far the people here have been very friendly. Most everyone has been eager to help us figure things out. I kind of lucked out arriving late because the other four guys had already figured most everything out for me!
The apartment I am staying in is MUCH better than what I had expected, a very pleasant surprise.
Den Haag is a beautiful city, or if you prefer Dutch… Den Haag is een mooie stad! They have a beach here which is surrounded by the North Sea… And believe me, the word “north” IS an indication of the temperature of the water.
I will have more to tell very soon; however, for now you will just have to watch a video I have made. There will also be more additions to the video, but this is what I have so far. You will see the outside of my apartment, some of the city, the train station, and The Hague University.
Tot ziens! “See you later!”