Category Archives: Internships

Claudia and others dressed as Disney characters

“In Every Job that Must be Done, There is an Element of Fun.”

My job has truly been a blessing. As much as I dream of becoming Tiana, which I clearly cannot do, or becoming a step sister, I would not trade my…

Taylor sitting on bench, surrounded by flowers, in London

A Trendy Internship and Some English Tea on the Side

I was sitting in a Starbucks, clad in black slacks and a blazer, sipping a grande mocha. I had an essay due the following morning and was two pages in,…

Mickey Pretzel; Claudia hugs family

“Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.”

Birthdays at Disney Thousands of guests visit Walt Disney World or Disneyland for their birthday, and we cast members (CM) make that day magical. CMs try to make each birthday…

in front of Eiffel Tower

England to France: Kindness is Universal

I was in France – aka a country where English is not the first language. I knew very little French besides how to say “please,” “thank you,” “hello,” and “goodbye.”…

Hogsmeade sign

“I solemnly swear I am up to no good.”

For my birthday, my family came to visit me (my mom said she couldn’t not see me for five whole months). On Tuesday, March 3rd, we went to Universal Studios….

snow white and dwarf made out of legos

“It was all started by a mouse.”

Hi everyone! Work has been crazy lately, but that means I have plenty of photos to share! I hope you all enjoy these pictures taken in sunny Florida. I’m so…

giant panda sculpture on roof of IFS building

Visiting the Sculpture Garden

In the heart of Chengdu sits the YMCA. Over one hundred years old, it looks a little out of place in comparison to the sky-scraping apartments and shopping centers that…

Display at Chengdu's Festival of Lights

Spring Festival in Jintang

For Spring Festival, Hannah and I were taken to our friend Ting’s home in Jintang. We spent the first few days with her parents and had huge lunches and dinners…

red lantern during Chinese New Year

Preparing for Chinese New Year

I apologize for my lack of blog posts for the past few weeks. I have been under the weather, and pretty badly so. My blog may seem a little outdated…

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…