Tag Archives: study abroad

Switching Roles

I can’t believe that it has been about seven months since I arrived in Valladolid, Spain for my international internship as an English instruction intern. It is truly amazing how…

Luci with Abuela Cristina and Joli

The Adventure Goes On…

Have I already been home for a week, back to reality and away from my Spanish life? Unfortunately, it is true. I cannot believe how fast time flies. I am…

Blake Peterson at a beach in Spain

United Cultures: Facilitators of Awesome

Over the past two and a half months, fellow student Luci Sena and I have been keeping you up to date through blog posts and pictures of our many different…

Semana Santa procession in Spain

I’m Going to be Cliche: Time Flies When You’re Having Fun!

APRIL ALREADY!? You know what they say, “time flies when you’re having fun!” So it’s cliché, but it really sums up my time here in Valladolid, Spain. In January when…

Children make Father's Day cards in classroom

So Much to Celebrate!

I have had a very fun past couple of months, and I can’t believe that I only have less than a month left here in Valladolid. These past few weeks,…

Sign for Karaoke Bar

UNO, Karaoke, and What People in China Do for Fun

Seeing all of the similarities and differences between our home and China is truly an eye-opening experience. The clothes people wear, the food they eat, the things they do for…

pizza hut and pizza in China

American Food with a Chinese Twist

China and the US are obviously different countries. If you doubt this, I refer you to a map. That said, there are still some striking similarities between the States and…

class of Chinese students

An Experience Getting Better and Better by the Day!

As the days go on, things are getting easier and easier to handle. It’s not nearly as stressful as it was the first couple of weeks we were here. The…

Two girls at the Chengdu Giant Panda Research Center

Life Changing Experiences in China!

Well, Kirstie and I have officially been in Chengdu, China for about four weeks now. When we first got here, we were very excited for our experience of a lifetime….

Delicious Chinese food!

So Excited (And Not Just for the Delicious Food)!!!

Kali and I have gone through a lot to get ready for our semester teaching English in Chengdu, China. We’ve driven out to Jamestown for many meetings with Felix Muzza…