Category Archives: Study Abroad

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…

beach next to ocean

A Home Away from Home: Tropical Biology

You can read articles, textbooks, and research. You can watch video clips or television programs, or see pictures posted in literature or through media. However, nothing can prepare you for…

monkey walks in leafy forest

Fond Memories of Tropical Biology

What can I say about my experience with JCC’s Tropical Biology class? It was amazing and far exceeded my expectations! The class was fast paced and filled with fascinating information….

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…

Linda holding certificate

El Camino de Santiago

The rather impressionistic looking photo above was taken on my first morning waking up on the Camino de Santiago. I had planned my arrival in Spain so that I would have…