Two issues are causing people concern over travel to Mexico: H1N1 Flu (formerly known as Swine Flu)and increased violence related to drug cartels and gangs. In this article, we will attempt to give you the facts and our view of these situations.
Financing your study abroad trip can seem like a daunting
task. It doesn’t have to be, though. Fundraising is a great way to help finance
your trip. By following these steps to fundraise, you can raise money and be
one step closer to your dream study abroad trip!
Steps to Follow When Fundraising
a proposal. Discuss your study abroad plans, the reason you need
financing, what you hope to accomplish while overseas and how that will
contribute to your career goals. Then, prepare a written and/or oral presentation:
Honduras is an excellent destination for study abroad. It
has great schools, friendly people, intimate homestays, and best of all,
everything in less expensive there. There are two locations in Honduras where
AmeriSpan offers Spanish language immersion: Copan and La Ceiba.
Copan is located in western Honduras, near the Guatemala
border. It is a quaint city with cobblestone streets, a colonial church and
fantastic Mayan ruins. La Ceiba is located on the northern Caribbean with
beaches, proximity to Honduras’s largest national park, and lots of
restaurants. La Ceiba is also a short plane ride to the Bay Islands, known for
their excellent and inexpensive scuba diving.
Watch a video of our school in Alajuela, Costa Rica, where one of our Spanish for Teachers and Educators program takes place. This program is designed for all teachers and educators that interact with Spanish-speaking students and parents. Learn more about Spanish for Teachers and Educators in Alajuela.
Learning a language is a long process; why not add some fun?
There are tons of Language & Fun programs out there that can really add
some flair to your studies. Language & Fun programs combine regular
language classes with activities such as travel, surfing, golf, wine tasting,
cooking, dance, art and much more! Programs are offered in many languages, currently Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, and Japanese.
Most programs are open to any language level and all ages over 18 (not
including programs that serve alcoholic beverages). There are even Golden Age
programs for participants 50+.
Preparing for a study abroad trip requires extensive planning, especially when you get down to the nitty-gritty packing phase. While packing for an extended stay in a foreign country may get easier the more seasoned traveler you become, deciding what stays home and what travels with you can still be very difficult. Phrase books and verb books for the language of your host country are indispensible and until now, took up a lot of space and were just plain heavy to lug around.
Nowadays, however, if you're lucky enough (or just plain smart enough!) to own a Kindle 2, you can leave all those heavy, cumbersome books at home. For almost any language, you can instantly download the books of your choosing. No reason to be shy; they'll all fit in your new wireless reading device! We've compiled a list of great phrase books, all available for download to your Kindle. Happy reading!
View a video of our German language school in Munich, Germany. Munich is an excellent destination for travel year-round, with warm summers, garden restaurants, world-famous Oktoberfest celebration, and romantic, snowy winters. Find out more about learning German in Munich.
If you read our original blog post about the Kindle 2, you
know we are big fans of using this wireless reading device during your study
abroad adventures. To be able to store all your phrase books, guide books, and other reading material on one lightweight, handheld device is a traveler's dream! However, there are a few things you will need to think about before you throw your new Kindle 2 into your bag and head to the airport. Here are some important tips to keep in mind while traveling
to keep your Kindle 2 running smoothly.
Homestay can be a great part of the immersion experience. The thing to think
about is what would make the situation the most comfortable for you. You might
want to be with another student, you might want to be on your own. You might
want children in the household, or maybe teens, or maybe not. If you give some
thought to what you think would work best for you, you can request that we try
to match your interests and concerns. Let us know any special concerns as to
allergies, pets, special diets, etc. Although we can't guarantee that we will
be able to, we will certainly do our best to fulfill your homestay
requirements. The earlier you apply, the better chance you have of the school
being able to meet your homestay requests.
Planning a study abroad trip, but unsure of how you will pay for it? Don't worry, we've compiled a wealth of information to help you get started in our newest e-report, "AmeriSpan Tips: Financing Study Abroad." To download, click here.
Planning is extremely important to the success of your goal of financing a study abroad trip. Step one is to make a budget. You might already have a daily, weekly or monthly budget you adhere to now. If so, great! If not, then you’re going to want to develop a budget for your time overseas. Obviously, because you don’t know exactly how much everything is going to cost, you’re going to have to estimate.
If you've been thinking of studying abroad in Guatemala, now is the time! Already one of the least expensive programs, we've slashed prices by 15%! Save 15% when you register for any
of our programs in Guatemala for 3 weeks or longer. You must register by
April 30, 2009
and use discount code "Guatemala Blowout" when
registering to receive the discount.
Our programs in Guatemala include Spanish language immersion, a variety of Volunteer programs, four SALUD Medical Spanish programs, and several Spanish & Fun programs.