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Summer Abroad 2012: Amsterdam + Prague First Days

ICP began their adventure to Prague early Monday morning while the Amsterdam students had the day to spend and sight see in Berlin. Teaming up with some guys from the Swiss National team they rented bikes and rode all over the city. After a busy day of sightseeing the group had a relaxing dinner together at a restaurant in Berlin watching the European Tournament followed by a delicious ice cream stop before heading home and calling it a night. 

Meanwhile ICP arrived safely to Praha and settled into their Real World-style apartments in Zizkov, just a short walk from the city center. Shortly after their arrival, the directors planned a surprise midnight walk guiding them through the cobblestone alleyways of Old Town, over the Charles Bridge and up to the Castle where you can see all of Prague below. Not a bad way to kick off your second week in Europe, right? Yesterday the students took a riverboat city tour followed by their second coaching course: Transformational Coaching-Why do you coach and what kind of coach do you want to be for your players? Today is the second coaching test run--9 and 10 year old Czech girls in 1 hour....oh yeaaa!  

The next morning checkout went smoothly with Amsterdam students and the trip to the train station was a breeze. This group of students are AWESOME! The train ride seemed to go by relatively quickly accompanied by a series of naps and book reading to pass the time. We even met a friend on the train who had just graduated from RIT and was traveling for a month before he beings working at Microsoft...cool, he?! 

Once we had arrived in Amsterdam (also known as Hampsty to Tori) the students were happy to arrive at the housing complex and be able to settle in to their "home" for the remainder of the trip. Conveniently located minutes from the city center, students are in a perfect location for all of the adventures that Amsterdam has in store for them. 

This afternoon students will hop on the bikes and get a tour of Amsterdam to acquaint them a bit with the area and also to get a chance to see the countryside aspect of Amsterdam that they maybe would not have the opportunity to see other wise.