One of the best things about living in Europe...

November 21, 2013 - 7:49am -- jlsloan
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One of the best things about living in Europe is the chance to visit other countries without having to pay an arm and a leg.  You can travel from London, England to Paris, France within an hour.

That was one of the main reasons I applied for Caz's study abroad program.  Not only would I be able to study in England, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but I could visit other countries!  And I'll have proof by the stamps in my navy blue U.S. passport.

I recently returned from a 4-day trip to Amsterdam, Netherlands.  Now, my all-time favorite city in the world is the Big Apple.  Everything about the New York City lifestyle excites me.  But Amsterdam has become a close second.  The modern architecture.  Sophisticated and calm vibe.  I could picture myself living there in the future.

During my stay, I endured the traditional, touristy attractions.  I ventured through the Stedelijk Museum, featuring works of modern art.  I walked through Anne Frank's house, a humbling and exalting experience.  And, of course, I strolled down the infamous Red Light District.

Whatever your current perceptions of the lifestyle in Amsterdam, you'd be just as surprised as I was at how remarkable it is.  I am grateful to have crossed Amsterdam and Paris off my bucket list.  I hope to cross off more countries in the future. - Lara Sibi

Lara's not the only one taking advantage of travel opportunities from the UK.  Pictures below include Renee Johnson in Italy, Cassie Smock and Sarah Ferguson in Italy, Jenna Kraeger in Switzerland, and a couple of Caz students clearly not afraid of heights on the Carrik-a-Rede rope bridge in Ireland.