It’s hard to believe that winter is already here! Just a week or so ago I finished my student teaching and all my courses. All that’s left now to complete my MEd is to pass the comps, which I’ll be taking on January 23rd. This has been such a whirlwind wild ride, and I have
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I’ve been back in the United States for about 2 months now! It has been wonderful seeing family, eating good Mexican food, and getting experience as a student teacher. I’ve also been student teaching in the 4th and 5th grades of Pace Charter School and so far, it has been a very educational and rewarding
This week I’ve been staying with a couple of my closest Dutch friends, Teresa and Pieter. Teresa and I met during our masters program in Leiden and have been best friends ever since. I was a “getuige” in her wedding (it’s like the Dutch version of a Birdesmaid) and she and her husband picked my
For the past three years, Den Haag has been my home. This was my third time living in the Netherlands. I first moved here for a semester abroad during my senior year in college in 2006. I studied at the Universiteit Leiden for a semester and had the most wonderful time! After graduation I still
Wandering the city, I took many pictures so that when I start to get nostalgic or homesick, I can just jump right on here and see the beautiful places that are just one plane ride away. For anyone who has not yet been to Amsterdam, I highly recommend it!
Now that my second summer in Mallorca is over, I had about a week back in the Netherlands to say goodbye to friends, take care of some general moving “housekeeping”, and of course visit all my favorite places! My first day back was spent walking 18km around Amsterdam. Amsterdam is my favorite city in the
My summer thus far has been spent taking graduate courses through The College of New Jersey at their global location in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Let me tell you…there cannot possibly be a more beautiful place to do teacher training! Here are some photos from Cala Figuera, Cala Mondrago, and Palma that prove that point:
In January 2016, I completed my Masters of Education degree with a specialisation in International Education from The College of New Jersey. I specifically chose a program that allows me to specialise in international education because the global experience is very personal to me. I have grown up as a third culture kid with several homes all
Text Set (Trees)
I’m in lovely Palma de Mallorca off the coast of Spain. If you need to spend your summer taking intensive courses, then this is the place to do it!