JCC Spain Immersion

Finding and Maintaining Immersion

¡Hola from la beautiful ciudad of Valladolid!  These primera few semanas han been increíble. That greeting probably makes no sense to most people, but I’ll get to that in a…

Katie at Spanish Castle

Seizing the day by saying “Sí”

14 days, 336 hours, 20,160 minutes, and 1,209,600 seconds or something equivalent to that, that represents how much time I have been able to seize my days here in Spain. Within…

Two Worlds Collide in my Home Country

Before I continue detailing everything and anything I happen to encounter on campus at Jamestown Community College, I feel it’s only right that I document the three month break that…

Sight-seeing in Valladolid

I had a Castles tour around the Valladolid area with a group of American high school students, and we saw Fuenceldaña, Ampudia, Montealegre, Tiedra, Villa Lonso, Urueña, and Torrelobaton. The…

The food of Spain

In Spain, there are many interesting and different types of food, and I was able to try a few different ones while here. Cochinillo, which is a cooked baby pig,…

Exploring Spanish culture in Valladolid

There is so much to say about my time here in Spain I don’t quite know where to begin. My first week was spent adjusting to the time difference and…

Back Home Again

It was a long trip home from Scotland, but I’m officially back in Jamestown. It was a lot of work and preparing to make this semester abroad in Scotland possible,…

You can take the girl out of Salamanca … or not

It’s been more than two weeks since I started living and interning in Valladolid, Spain. I know the city well enough to run by myself now and to be independent…

¡Hola desde Valladolid!

Today marks one week since I arrived in Spain and began my five week adventure in Spain. This first week has passed so quickly, as I’ve been preoccupied with getting…

Searching For The Loch Ness Monster!

I spent a lovely 3 days on a tour with Heartland Travel here in Scotland. I was able to see the Highlands first hand, but more importantly I got to…