• Lauren by Australian beach
    January 31, 2017

    My First Month in the Sunny Gold Coast

    My first month here has been nothing but fun and adventure. I arrived here in the sunny Gold Coast on January 8. I got settled into my apartment compl...
  • JCC study abroad traditions
    January 9, 2017

    Traditions Shared

    Three months have come and gone; after being home in America almost two weeks, I am sad to say I wish I could spend a little more time with my...
  • Tips for European travel
    January 3, 2017

    Travel Tips from a First-Timer in Europe...

    Let me start off by saying that I am completely under-qualified for posting a blog about traveling in Europe. What I do think I am capable of is writi...
  • December 19, 2016

    “What exactly are you doing over t...

    “What exactly are you doing over there in Spain?” This is a question I think I have been asked, thousands of times, by so many. From what ...
  • Spain at dawn
    December 1, 2016

    Time to Change

    “When it’s time to change, then it’s time to change.  Don’t fight the tide, come along for the ride, don’t you see?” This ins...
Lauren by Australian beach

My First Month in the Sunny Gold Coast

My first month here has been nothing but fun and adventure. I arrived here in the sunny Gold Coast on January 8. I got settled into my apartment complex, Varsity…

JCC study abroad traditions

Traditions Shared

Three months have come and gone; after being home in America almost two weeks, I am sad to say I wish I could spend a little more time with my…

Tips for European travel

Travel Tips from a First-Timer in Europe

Let me start off by saying that I am completely under-qualified for posting a blog about traveling in Europe. What I do think I am capable of is writing about…

“What exactly are you doing over there in Spain?”

“What exactly are you doing over there in Spain?” This is a question I think I have been asked, thousands of times, by so many. From what you’ve seen through…

Spain at dawn

Time to Change

“When it’s time to change, then it’s time to change.  Don’t fight the tide, come along for the ride, don’t you see?” This inspirational quotation comes from one of my…

Ohana Means Family

“Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” This brilliant quote that I learned while watching Disney Channel’s Lilo and Stitch series has been something that has…

SEVEN

SEVEN in Chautauqua County: Stories Told, Voices Heard, and Ways to Continue the Conversation

“Pain is not transformed, it is transferred…we cannot nor should we ask those who have been through trauma to bury it. Healing comes through conversation, through openness. We need to…

JCC Spain Immersion

Finding and Maintaining Immersion

¡Hola from la beautiful ciudad of Valladolid!  These primera few semanas han been increíble. That greeting probably makes no sense to most people, but I’ll get to that in a…

Katie at Spanish Castle

Seizing the day by saying “Sí”

14 days, 336 hours, 20,160 minutes, and 1,209,600 seconds or something equivalent to that, that represents how much time I have been able to seize my days here in Spain. Within…

Two Worlds Collide in my Home Country

Before I continue detailing everything and anything I happen to encounter on campus at Jamestown Community College, I feel it’s only right that I document the three month break that…