Ann

Short Vacation Home

Wow. I’m not sure you can call it a vacation when it’s so much work. I’m on a plane again, trying to make the best of my limited battery life, and trying not to dwell on how metaphoric that is. Four days ago I stepped off the plane in Newark Read more…

By Brian, ago
Ann

Dutch Humor

So our Dutch colleagues don’t have the best sense of humor…as Brian and I experienced yesterday on his 30th birthday party. While Brian was touring vodka factories and Mc Donald’s in Russia, I spent most of the week thinking what I could do for his 30th birthday. As our work Read more…

By Ann, ago
Ann

MA Picnic

So yesterday the American Studies students got together to finally celebrate the end of the program. Of course we did this in style with an all American picnic in the Bois de la Cambre, the Central Park of Brussels. There were frisbees zooming over our heads (by surprise nobody got Read more…

By Ann, ago
Ann

No more trips to Brussels

I’m finally done. After my film noir exam today I got on the international train from Brussels for the last time. I’ve been on that train twice a week since last September! No more delays. No more screaming kids. No more Morroccans proclaiming that all Belgian women are beautiful. And Read more…

By Ann, ago
Ann

After Exams Dinner

I know, I know, this is only my second contribution to our blog…After someone called me a slacker (you know who you are), I decided that it was time to start cranking out another contribution. So I will tell you how the future America specialists celebrated the end of their Read more…

By Brian, ago
Ann

American Studies in Brussels

After a long absence, I find myself contributing my two (euro)cents to the Belgian educational system once again. It was almost literally two cents, because the entire program cost only about 500 euros, which is “peanuts” compared to the heaps of cash I had to dig out for my American Read more…

By Brian Bishop, ago