Costa Rica -Winter 2002-2003

I spent five months in Monteverde, Costa Rica where I taught English as a Second Language at a quaker Elementary School. Visit the schools website here

Bolivia - Spring 2004

As part of a quarter long class on Andean Culture and Literature I spent two weeks in Bolivia. We visited La Paz, Santa Cruz, the Island of the Sun and Cochabamba . Our goal was to immerse ourselves in the culture and history of the region.

China - Spring 2005

As part of a semester long class on Chinese History, I spent two weeks in China. We traveled mostly around Hong Kong, Macao, and southern China. China is an interesting country because it is so busy and modern, yet holds on to so many of its traditions.

Spain - Summer 2005

I spent just over two months in Spain. I studied the Spanish language at the Universidad de Salamanca. It is one of the oldest universities in Europe. After my studies I was able to travel in Europe for another month. I visited Portugal,  France, Italy and England.