Category Archives: Academics and Research

view of Salamanca from high within cathedral

Travel-ception (Travel Within Travel)

First off, I want to apologize for the cheesy title of this blog post that bears reference to the 2010 thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Inception. With that out of the…

Teto completes his art installation

The Art of Conversation with Teto Elsiddique

Perhaps you have seen a giant pink splotch of paint on the wall outside of the Student Union. At first, you may have wondered why someone would desecrate such a…

students dressed up as pirates

“What are you doing here?”

Everyone I have met in Spain, as well as everyone back at home, has asked me similar questions: “What are you doing here?” or “Why are you going to Spain?”…

Tom DeWolf and Sharon Morgan sign books at presentation

An Entirely New Perspective on Our Past, Present, and Future

February 11 was a night that I will remember for quite some time. The presentation by Tom DeWolf and Sharon Morgan, gave students, faculty, and members of our community an insight…

woman working in La Espiga bakery

Culture Shock (Noun)

Close your eyes for a moment. Oh wait, I take that back…you have to keep them open to read this blog post. METAPHORICALLY close your eyes and imagine you are…

Luci teaching students

Teaching: A Learning Experience

It’s hard to believe that I arrived in Valladolid two weeks ago already! Let me be cliché and say that time flies when you’re having fun! But really, what an…

map showing the plane's route to Brussels, Belgium

THE DAYS AFTER THE VORTEX: SUNY Model European Union Edition

JANUARY 5TH, 2014 The Swedish and part of the Polish delegations from Jamestown Community College were scheduled to embark on a journey that was said to be “the trip of…

front of cathedral in Valladolid, Spain

New Experiences!

Every once in a while, you have a day where you try something new. Whether it is a new type of food, looking at a math question in a different…

Groups of students and teachers smiling

Mussels in Brussels!

Over winter break, a great expedition took place. Six brave JCC students battled the polar vortex, flew across the ocean, and arrived alive and intact in Brussels, Belgium for the…

cartoon showing a stick figure slumped over its desk

No One Said It Would Be Easy…

Last year at this time I dreaded thinking about my high school graduation. The snow was blowing, my senior classes were dwindling to a close, and college was advancing faster…