The worldwide Augustana College experience

My names is Alessandra Panasky and I am a senior. I am majoring in K-12 Art education. I am studying abroad in Jamaica from Feb. 23-March 7. Although my trip is short, I will be soaking up as much culture as I can. I will be teaching at an elementary school in Kingston and am so excited to experience the school system here!

A Difficult Goodbye

Alpha Primary School, grades 1-6 Kingston, Jamaica “Different” is the word of the week! I knew coming into the Jamaican school system that I would experience a little culture shock, but I was not prepared for what I was thrown into. Let me begin by saying that the students are absolutely phenomenal. When we first […]

Colors of the Wind

Great Huts, Port Antonio All I have to say is, “WOW”. There is honestly no other way to describe my experience here at the Great Huts. When we arrived here a few days ago, it was after dark and I couldn’t see much, then I got in bed and was surrounded by bugs. I thought […]

Jamaican Me Crazy!

Jewel Runaway Bay Resort THE BEAUTY! Jamaica has blown me away already just in the first two days. The weather, the landscape, the everything is absolutely breath taking. I have laid on the beach, crawled my way through caves, and gone snorkeling in a near by coral reef. I’m actually writing this blog entry on […]