Dana Black


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If the title didn’t give it away, this will be my first trip to Slovakia. Everyone I talk to about it asks me, “Are you so excited?” I always nod my head and agree that, “Yes, I am excited!” But I’m also terrified. Is it okay to admit that? I think it must be. I can’t be the only person […]

Confessions of a First-Timer


This trip has been absolutely wonderful in ways that I never could have imagined! I’ve been enjoying this country and the students immensely. But I’ll be honest: yesterday I hit a bit of a rough patch. It wasn’t anything specific. It was just one of those days when you feel something is wrong, and you have to find a way […]

Hobbits and Hard Days


Somehow, we have made it to the end of our stay here in Martin. In many ways, it feels like we only arrived four days ago, but we have said a bittersweet goodbye to our students, celebrated the new things happeningĀ at the CCE, and (mostly) packed our bags. In just under two hours, we will leave. There have been so […]

Didn’t We Just Get Here?