Category Archives: Internships

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…

spanish motorcycle

The Generosity of Spaniards 101

“What do you think of us Spanish?” one of the teenage students asked me in his tentative English. I was sitting in my first class at the International Immersion Institute…

“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…