Category Archives: Study Abroad

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?…

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….