Tag Archives: Spain

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?…

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….

JCC study abroad traditions

Traditions Shared

Three months have come and gone; after being home in America almost two weeks, I am sad to say I wish I could spend a little more time with my…

Spain at dawn

Time to Change

“When it’s time to change, then it’s time to change.  Don’t fight the tide, come along for the ride, don’t you see?” This inspirational quotation comes from one of my…

Ohana Means Family

“Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” This brilliant quote that I learned while watching Disney Channel’s Lilo and Stitch series has been something that has…

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…