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Master’s degree students in the UO’s accounting program went Dutch over the summer in the program’s inaugural international trip.

The UO’s Dutch connection is stronger than ever, thanks to supportive alumni and friends.

Only now, the planeloads of accounting students are traveling both ways.

This summer, the revived UO–Nyenrode Business University exchange brought fifty-six MBA students from the Netherlands to campus for a packed week of educational opportunities and cross-cultural exploration.

Of course, the visitors spent much of their time in the classroom, but they also relaxed at King Estate Winery and cheered for the Eugene Emeralds at the UO’s PK Park.

Read more about their trip in New Perspectives, the Department of Accounting’s prospectus for 2013.

For Dean Kees de Kluyver, the UO’s Lundquist College of Business dean, who met his wife while on exchange from the Netherlands and graduated from the UO in 1970, the program's resurrection after being on hiatus for more than twenty years is especially meaningful.

“It has been a thrill seeing the new exchange come together so seamlessly,” he said.

Earlier this year, UO students took a ten-day study trip to the Netherlands—a first for the Master of Accounting (MAcc) Program.

A grant from the Dean’s Fund, supported in part by unrestricted gifts to the college’s Investors Fund, made the trip possible.

Robin Clement directs the master’s program in accounting. She said her students gained a remarkable insider’s look at Dutch and international corporations, met high-level European executives, and learned how accounting is practiced in a different part of the world.