Europe, 1963

Together with almost all the 1962-63 AFS students from Europe, I left Hoboken, New Jersey, in late July 1963 and crossed the Atlantic on the MS Seven Seas. The ship docked in Rotterdam and, before we disembarked, I took this photograph of some of the AFS students who, like me, had spent the 1962-63 academic year at high schools in north-east Ohio. From left to right are Rachel Pugsley (from England), Hille von Seggern (West Germany), Nick Wise (England), Alessandro Subissi (Italy), Margareta Ousback (Sweden), and Bernd Mueller (West Germany).