Tag Archives: teach English abroad

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…

Blake teaches an older lady English

Finding Community in Lianhua

  Every Tuesday and Thursday for the past two weeks, Hannah and I have been instructing English at the YMCA/YWCA Lianhua Community Center. Our projects have mostly been directed towards…

Blake Peterson with host family members

¡Adios, España!

It feels like just yesterday we were getting ready to go to Spain. Applying for my passport, buying plane tickets, and meeting with JCC faculty to prepare for our departure;…

students dressed up as pirates

“What are you doing here?”

Everyone I have met in Spain, as well as everyone back at home, has asked me similar questions: “What are you doing here?” or “Why are you going to Spain?”…