• Hannah "holds" Buddha, sits on sheep
    February 27, 2015

    Getting Festive

    Bring it, Spring Festival! This past week has been full of adventures and excitement – what do you expect? It’s the Chinese New Year, othe...
  • three children holding valentine cards
    February 25, 2015

    La La La Love in Lianhua

    Spreading the Love at Lianhua Community Center On Thursday, February 12, Blake and I had our very last English class at the Lianhua Community Center. ...
  • JCC Deans' List Certificate
    February 19, 2015

    “Our greatest natural resource is ...

    As I continue to work in the Disney College Program, I guess I’ve become a little reflective as I think about my amazing mother and how she push...
  • Taylor in front of buildings in Bath, UK
    February 18, 2015

    19 Ways to be a True Londoner

    I’ve come to realize that involving myself in extracurricular activities has become an addiction. I like to be involved, I enjoy engaging myself...
  • Blake holds a crab; crab on plate
    February 12, 2015

    Sushi, Sashimi, and Shrimp at the Shangr...

    Because Chinese New Year officially begins on 2.18.2015, many of our new friends are preparing to fly home for the holiday. As a treat and a thank-you...
Hannah "holds" Buddha, sits on sheep

Getting Festive

Bring it, Spring Festival! This past week has been full of adventures and excitement – what do you expect? It’s the Chinese New Year, otherwise known as Spring Festival!!! Blake…

three children holding valentine cards

La La La Love in Lianhua

Spreading the Love at Lianhua Community Center On Thursday, February 12, Blake and I had our very last English class at the Lianhua Community Center. Instead of spending the day…

JCC Deans' List Certificate

“Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.”

As I continue to work in the Disney College Program, I guess I’ve become a little reflective as I think about my amazing mother and how she pushed me to…

Taylor in front of buildings in Bath, UK

19 Ways to be a True Londoner

I’ve come to realize that involving myself in extracurricular activities has become an addiction. I like to be involved, I enjoy engaging myself in new activities, and I find meeting…

Blake holds a crab; crab on plate

Sushi, Sashimi, and Shrimp at the Shangri La

Because Chinese New Year officially begins on 2.18.2015, many of our new friends are preparing to fly home for the holiday. As a treat and a thank-you from the YMCA,…

Chengdu from balcony; group of friends

Chengdu: The Real City That Never Sleeps

Sleep? What’s that? This past week has been a busy one with all the hustle and bustle surrounding the ongoing Spring Festival festivities and the highly anticipated Chinese New Year!…

Claudia in front of the Disney University sign

“That’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up.”

After a full two weeks here at the most magical place on Earth, I’m thinking that I don’t want to leave!! Everyone here is so nice and welcoming. Some people…

Blake teaches an older lady English

Finding Community in Lianhua

  Every Tuesday and Thursday for the past two weeks, Hannah and I have been instructing English at the YMCA/YWCA Lianhua Community Center. Our projects have mostly been directed towards…

Bridge over a lake in a valley

What Is with the Snow?!

Hi everyone! My name is John Canning and I am currently an international student at JCC from Canada! You’ve probably have seen my broad chested physique walking around campus. I…

edible decorations; children making a candy poster

Home Sweet Home

Home sweet home, literally. Warning: There will be many puns   My stay in Chengdu, China keeps getting sweeter and sweeter as the days go by. Popular department store IFS…