Where better to send your teen to study Spanish than AmeriSpan's Valencia Summer Camp? In Valencia, teens can enjoy fun in the sun, cultural explorations, and more between classes. Our program in Spain's third largest city is a crowd pleaser, complete with internet cafe, sports facilities, air conditioning, meals, and more! Watch our video to get a better idea of this experience:
After just finishing my second week in Rabat, I feel like I am understanding the lay of the land a bit better. I know how to use the phone cards and payphones, where to buy good products, what people to avoid, and what to eat (more or less). Instead of feeling overwhelmed, I feel more at rest. I had the amazing opportunity to travel to the great Sahara desert this weekend as a supplement to the program; I had to pay extra. Despite the fact that the price of the trip was 1500 dirham, it was well worth it.
Today is Friday and I have finished my first school week in Quito. Let me walk you through what the day is like for me here:
I wake up at 7:30 am and have breakfast courtesy of my host family. Breakfast isn’t always the same but it usually consists of fruit, toast and tea. Then at 8, my two friends and I walk to school. We can take the bus, which costs 25 cents, but our school is only a 15 minute walk away. On the way to school, I usually buy a water, which only costs 35 cents! School starts at 8:30 and for the first two hours of class, my teacher will usually go over vocabulary, verbs or other Spanish grammar. At 10:30, we have a half an hour break, during which I usually grab a pastry or some kind of snack from the school food stand. Then, for the second two hours of school, we do activities to practice what we learned earlier.
Before I left for Costa Rica, I was warned by guide books and travel websites that Costa Rican food is nothing special compared to the food in Mexico and other popular travel destinations nearby. Meals are usually typical Latin American dishes, always incorporating beans and rice.
I wasn’t expecting much, but I love Latin American food so I knew I’d be happy with anything I got. But what I got turned out to be much much better than what I expected.
Guest blogger, Johanna G. had a great time on her Heredia Junior Immersion program! She did an excellent job asking questions of her classmates about their experiences at school, favorite Costa Rican foods and more! Check out the video below to see Part 1 of her interviews!
My host mom is really animated and considerate. The food tastes good, but it is all variations of carbs and meat. For example, the first night we ate noodles with potatoes covered in marinara sauce with bread on the side. I have yet to see a vegetable. The roommate, Debbie, asked for fruit or veggies before I came, but she only knew how to say orange. So, we have a lot of oranges and nothing else. My roommate is very nice. She is from Boston and loves ice cream also. She has a very low level of Spanish, which is bad for my Spanish because she can only really communicate in English.
Hi everyone! My name is Eleanor and I'm an 18 year old who has a passion for traveling and Spanish. Next year I'm going off to Auburn University to study Spanish and International Trade. This summer I really wanted to go someplace to practice my Spanish. I spent four months this year living in Panama as an exchange student. When I got home, I found that I started to lose my speaking skills. It's really hard for me to practice because theres a very small Latino population in the area. I decided it was important for me to get my speaking skills back up to for college. I went on a massive online search and found Amerispan. They're a safe company, ran out of the United States and have decent prices. Can't beat that!
What is your background? I am over 40 years old and the single parent of a 10-year old boy. I have 2 bachelor degrees as well as some post-grad courses in Teaching French as a Second Language. I obtained my CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) in 2001.