I have officially been in Ecuador for 3 whole days now and life has already been full of good food, new friends, lots of learning, and lots of “what the heck?!” moments. This week and until Wednesday of next week, the 5 other volunteers and I are staying at a hostel in Quito, Ecuador to … More What the Hecuador?!
Hi everyone! I have a few more exciting updates about my trip to Ecuador, which I leave for TOMORROW! It still really has not set in that I am about to head out and will be gone for 8 weeks. My flight leaves from DFW, stops in Houston, and then arrives in Quito at 5:55am … More 8 Weeks in Ecuador – What I’m Packing
During the end of my past Fall semester, a time when students are often beginning to brainstorm their summer plans, I had an idea. I was beginning to miss my semester abroad in England and started daydreaming about going abroad again. My mind started whirling – I have always been interested in learning Spanish but … More I’m going to Ecuador?!
So, you’ve decided to flip your classroom! Congrats! As stated in my previous post, this does NOT mean you need to flip every lesson or every unit – especially if you’re in an English classroom. Some content works better “flipped” than other topics, so make sure that you are thinking critically about what should stay … More How to flip your classroom
Hey, y’all! I am almost done with the Fall semester of Junior Year! My placement this semester has been with a classroom of high school seniors at Western Alamance High School and I have absolutely loved it. Western Alamance experiences significant technological challenges and I have found myself wondering how I would deal with technology … More What is a flipped classroom?
Way way back in November of 2016, I started scouring the internet for internships. Since I was about to go abroad, I decided to start looking super early so I wouldn’t be stressed. However, there were hardly any internships even online yet. I was looking for anything and everything: English related, Sociology related, Education related… After a … More Summer Internship – Fort Worth Sister Cities
I’ve now been back in the good ol’ US of A for about a month – a month filled of happiness, great food, and some confusing transitioning moments. Happy times back in Tejas So far, time at my lovely home in Texas has been filled with some great moments. I absolutely love spending time with … More Tips and stories: Transitioning back to reality
I cannot believe that Easter Break is over already and that we only have two more weeks left at St. Clare’s! Time is flying by and it is extremely bittersweet. While I’m so excited to be at home with family and friends (and tacos), I will really miss being abroad and being able to hop … More Berlin
After much deliberation, I have to say that Prague is probably my favorite city that I’ve seen in Europe so far. I’m not quite sure what it is about the Czech Republic but we were all completely enamored. After hearing good reviews from our friends, we decided to book an Airbnb for 4 nights and … More Prague
For the second stop on our Spring Break extravaganza, we had the incredible opportunity to stay with my St. Clare’s roommate, Tatjana, at her home in Munich! Huge shoutout to the entire Hoesch family to hosting us for three nights! It was so nice to stay in an actual home and really get to relax … More Munich