Category Archives: Internships

So Murata with three host brothers

Lost in Spain

Wandering in Spain My trip to Spain has been the toughest trip I have ever had. First, I lost my credit card at the airport. However, a lady sitting next…

valladolid architecture

Toda aventura empieza con un sí: Valladolid

Coming from a small corner within western New York, curiosity to explore beyond my home has always been on my mind. My interest in different cultures, languages, and people has…

Cassidy next to fountain, and with host sisters

Valladolid is the place to be!

To take a multi-faceted experience composed of people, emotions, food, and smells, to name a few facets, is a challenge that writers have been attempting to do well for centuries….

2 images joined, Josh with students in both, teaching them

Teaching in China

On September 7th I started my internship through JCC to teach primary and middle school students. When I was not teaching, I would be living and spending my time in…

Back in America

I have been home for exactly two weeks today. I know that just 15 days ago I was with my Spanish family in Valladolid but it feels like a lifetime…

Jumping Into Valladolid

I have always wanted to get out and see more of the world than just the lovely corner of Western New York that I call home.  I love the United…

linda posing for photo in Spain

Heading Back Home

After spending three months in Valladolid, Spain, and visiting many other beautiful locations, it really came as a surprise when I realized that my time working at the International Immersion…

Olivia posing with Japanese students

Living In Tokyo

So I have been in Tokyo for about one month now. Instead of trying to pack all of the great experiences I have had here thus far, I will be…

Spanish building

Adventures In English

My internship in Spain is providing me with the opportunity to improve my fluency in Spanish by teaching English. This makes much more sense than you might expect. Many common…

Mary in Spain

Introversion Doesn’t Translate

Confession time: I’m constantly using Google Translate to look up Spanish words. Like— I kid you not— constantly. When I’m talking with my host family and I get stuck on a…