Tag Archives: Valladolid

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?…

So Murata with three host brothers

Lost in Spain

Wandering in Spain My trip to Spain has been the toughest trip I have ever had. First, I lost my credit card at the airport. However, a lady sitting next…

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…

“What exactly are you doing over there in Spain?”

“What exactly are you doing over there in Spain?” This is a question I think I have been asked, thousands of times, by so many. From what you’ve seen through…

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…

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…

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…