Category Archives: Internships

Rejeanne smiles at camera with new friends in Japan

Looking Back, 2 Things I’d Have Told Myself

Reflecting on my time in Japan Around this time last year, I was nearly confirmed to start my internship teaching English in Japan. Something that I had been thinking of…

Zoe Tyler stands in front of Spanish castle

Reflection on My Travels to Spain

Food, Family, and Experiences in Spain My second spring semester as a Jamestown Community College student started off in Spain. It was exciting for me because I’ve never left the…

Sydney at a castle in Spain

Returning Home from Spain

Saying goodbye and traveling back home In the past I had traveled, returned home and then said I felt homesick for the place I had been. Little did I know,…

Sydney and her host mom and one of her sisters and her friend at a local museum

Studying Abroad in Spain

The start of my journey to travel abroad through JCC Have you ever thought of going to a different country to learn about a new culture? I dreamed of the…

Hope and friends smile in cafeteria

Close to Home

Close to Home at Jamestown Community College In all honesty, when I first began contemplating on colleges to attend, I did not expect to go to a community college in…

resident assistant students

What is a Community College?

My community college experience When I get asked the question, “What is a community college?” so many different thoughts pop into my head. My experience has been anything but flawless…

Buddha statue

Teaching English at a Kindergarten in Nagatsuta

Three weeks ago, I was in the Toronto airport, waiting to board the first of two flights that would take me outside of this continent for the first time. Before…

Soria, Spain

Hasta Luego Valladolid and My Family

Building new identity During this internship, I barely felt that I’m from Japan. Due to my work, I always tell people that I go to a college in the United…

La Plaza Mayor de Valladolid

Country Roads, Take Me Home

It is hard to believe that just a couple weeks ago I was still in Spain, it feels like much longer. The day after arriving back in the United States,…

Cassidy and friend stand on dock at beach

Home Away From Home

Wow, has it truly been half a month since I pulled away from Valladolid at 5 a.m. in the morning on a giant coach bus with tears in my eyes?…