Tag Archives: internship

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,…

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…

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…

London skyline

The Best Things in Life/London are Free

Well, it is officially spring break for the Foundation for International Education in London, which also means that the semester is now half over. To say that the semester is…

The Best of Barcelona and more!

Love at first sight must be real because I fell in love with Barcelona the first day I got there. I went to Barcelona with the intention to see my…

boys working on craft

Learning to Teach

I don’t know about you, but my June was pretty great! It was spent with great people, great culture, and a GREAT internship. The impetus for my journey to Spain…

Life in America after Interning Abroad

I felt pretty strange as I boarded the first plane of our three-legged journey back home. I wasn’t immediately upset, but I felt a little empty inside. Chengdu had carved…

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…