"A College City" De Pere by hunterV

De Pere Travel Guide: 9 reviews and 15 photos

"Partners in Education"

In early October 1999 my dream of visiting the United States came true. I arrived to the United States as a member of a group of Ukrainian educators, successful participants of Partners in Education teachers exchange program.
After staying in Washington D.C., where we spent about a week at the orientation seminar, we arrived to the town of De Pere, WI, where we studied at St.Norbert College.
It was the first small American city outside the capital that I was privileged to visit.

My Internship at St.Nobert College

We stayed for a week at the campus of St.Norbert College on the beautiful bank of the River Fox.
We had lectures and seminars like students and stayed in the dormitory.
It was an introduction seminar before our internship at the American schools of the area.
We were fortunate to witness Homecoming - the event that took place on October 9.
It was a very special students' holiday celebrating their coming back from the summer vacations.
Students, who organized a show on the city streets, flooded the entire downtown.

Exploring the City

The facilities of the college, nice students’ rooms, fabulous equipment and delicious and abundant meals at the students' canteen impressed us a lot.
It was also nice to walk over the bridge to the city and to window-shop at Shopko shopping mall, to walk along Broadway Street to Voyager Park, to see the White Pillars Museum and James Street Inn. It's a nice quiet city on the Fox River.

The views of the river were superb! Who would say no to another trip to that city!
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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lots of nice qiet streets with everything in them
  • Cons:Little time to see everything...
  • In a nutshell:A nice college city
  • Last visit to De Pere: Oct 1999
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Odiseya's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2016 at 9:39 AM

    Nice place! Great memories!

  • Basaic's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    Looks like you had a great time here! Love the picture of you in the graduation gown.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2008 at 7:48 AM

    You really look quite serious in the gown, Victor !

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2006 at 11:32 AM

    You looked "Grand" in your cap and gown. College life is becoming!

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2005 at 11:24 AM

    A proud occasion wearing your gown and lots of wonderful memories for you to treasure

  • Oct 24, 2004 at 4:15 PM

    It sounds like De Pere touched your heart like the moment you set foot on American soil. Truly great tips and photos Vic, so many memories for you

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2003 at 11:38 PM

    Right next to my friend Keeweechic! and agreed with what she said! great memories you had in the U.S.A!

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2002 at 8:43 PM

    What lovely memories Victor of your first visit to the US...Thank you for sharing them.


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