Ever want to learn Spanish in San Juan? The Carribbean island of Puerto Rico is accessible to US citizens without a passport and makes for a stunning study abroad backdrop. Check out the video after the jump to get a first-person look at what San Juan's all about.
Last week, we reposted an article about CNN's list of top European cities, and this week we're focusing on a similar piece on the top five cities in Central and South America. While AmeriSpan Study Abroad had six out of ten locations on the European list, we have a whopping 4/5 locations on this one! Can you guess which city made number one on the list?
Guest blogger Laura K. describes her experiences starting a new life path with Mexico study abroad
Hola, Me llamo Laura.
I have made the decision to undergo a career change, and thought when better to pack up and head to Mexico to learn Spanish! I am hoping that when I return to Colorado, I will be able to use my new language skills in my next job. I chose Guanajuato, Mexico because I had heard from my family as well as a friend who did a study abroad through the University de Guanajuato that this was a great town filled with educated people, beautiful buildings, and was safe for a woman traveling alone. This next month will be a growing experience in many ways, sure to be filled with cultural experiences, difficulties expressing myself, time to think about what I want to do with my life, and new friends.
Normally, I would say you shouldnʼt take advantage of men in order to practice your French, but Iʼve made a few exceptions here. One night, while eating a crepe in Vieux Lyon (amazing crepes, by the way!), a man came up to me and said “bon appetit!” (a very common expression, of course), and I said “Merci!” and smiled (thinking he would just pass by). He then sat down. I thought to myself, I wonder if heʼs a nice guy or a weird one? He then started to talk to me slowly and carefully, and he complimented me on my French (which, by the way, is not good...yet), and then asked me out to a drink. Ordinarily, if I was back in the states, I would never have even talked to him for more than a few minutes, but in France Iʼm supposed to be practicing my French, right?
Announcing a huge new special! For a limited time, you can receive 20% off of your total program costs in locations in Europe and Latin America! Whether you want to study Spanish and zip down a zip line in Costa Rica or learn French and study Bordeaux's finest French wines, these are huge savings on a ton of locations so you'd better act "pronto"!
You can find out more about AmeriSpan's "Pronto Special" on our Specials page.
AmeriSpan does its homework when selecting its study abroad program locations, taking comfort, safety, fun and school quality into careful observation. So it was no surprise when CNN's Conde Nast Traveler listed five AmeriSpan location cities in its article rating the top 10 cities to visit in Asia.