Tuesday, May 8, 2007

A few important announcements and reminders:
1. We will need your passport numbers and expiration date for security clearance when we visit the EU Parliament in Brussels during the first week of our program. Please send your passport number by the end of the week. You can either email or give to me in class this week.

2. Please remember to let me know if you have any food allergies or smoke allergies.

3. The dorms will be available beginning Friday, July 27; our last night in the dorms is Saturday, Aug. 25. We are staying in Prins Hendrikkade 189. You can view photos by going to: http://www.shortstay.dekey.nl/
then look under "properties" link and scroll down to Prins Hendrikkade.
If you plan to arrive early or stay on, you will need to arrange for other lodging. There are lots of options in Amsterdam.

4. Airfare is holding steady at around $1,300-1,400. You may find some student discounts through STA Travel:

Offices are located at:
Council Travel Seattle U District
4311 1/2 University Way NE
Seattle , WA 98105

Seattle Capitol Hill
424 Broadway Ave. East
Seattle , WA 98102

4. A good source for cheap flights within Europe:
5. Finally, please let me know if you are not receiving emails from FIUTS, re: study abroad orientation. You should all register for an orientation session. More information below (and to register):
In-Person on May 12 and May 15
The online orientation is in addition to the orientations scheduled by
FIUTS on Saturday, May 12 (11am-1pm) and Tuesday, May 15 (6pm-8pm) which
will include topics like, "engaging your host culture, travel tips, and
country information sessions". We strongly recommend that students
register for and participate in one of these in-person orientations. To
register, students should visit www.fiuts.org.

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