Category Archives: Study Abroad

Students at Jamestown Community College have some truly unique opportunities to study abroad. Through our partnership with the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), JCC students can take part in study abroad programs in dozens of different countries. We’ve also partnered with institutions in China and Spain where our students have the opportunity to intern as English instructors. Read about some of the experiences of our students!

staring at the sunset

The Irish Life

I am a sophomore at JCC, but I am currently living out an adventure in Ireland! I have now been here for officially three months and five days, and it’s…

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.”…

Irish coastline

Exploring Ireland

Hi! Let me introduce myself! My name is Taylor Satalino, and I’m currently studying to become a nurse practitioner. I am 19 years old and live in a very small…

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 My blog may seem a little outdated…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…

three children holding valentine cards

La La La Love in Lianhua

Spreading the Love at Lianhua Community Center On Thursday, February 12, Blake and I had our very last English class at the Lianhua Community Center. Instead of spending the day…

Taylor in front of buildings in Bath, UK

19 Ways to be a True Londoner

I’ve come to realize that involving myself in extracurricular activities has become an addiction. I like to be involved, I enjoy engaging myself in new activities, and I find meeting…

Blake holds a crab; crab on plate

Sushi, Sashimi, and Shrimp at the Shangri La

Because Chinese New Year officially begins on 2.18.2015, many of our new friends are preparing to fly home for the holiday. As a treat and a thank-you from the YMCA,…