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Top 5 Reasons to Volunteer in India

 1. Variety, variety, variety. Experience medical projects in small clinics of Jaipur, orphanages and day care centers, women empowerment programs teaching sewing and computers to adolescents and housewives, domestic violence shelters, environment projects working with sea turtles on the beautiful beaches of Goa or volunteer at a school for children of local fisherman families. You… Read more »

Guatemala Volunteer Opportunity

by Alexa Boyce, AmeriSpan Director of Volunteer/Internship Programs When I was in Guatemala a couple of years ago, I was lucky enough to visit one of the community day care centers in Antigua where we send dozens of volunteers each year. There were about 25 children and two teachers on a playground with an indoor/outdoor… Read more »

Spanish DELE Exam Prep Courses

Spanish Dele Exam preparation courses are available. The DELE (Diploma de Espanol como Lengua Extranjera,) or “Spanish as a Foreign Language Diploma,” is the only certificate for non-native Spanish-speakers that is officially recognized worldwide as proof of Spanish skills. Anyone taking a long tern Spanish immersion course should consider sitting for the exam. It can… Read more »

Lions, Rhinos & Cheetahs Oh My! Volunteer in South Africa

Interested in wildlife conservation and photography? One of our newest volunteer placements, African Wildlife Photography and Conservation, needs volunteers to help photograph the local wildlife to help raise local awareness of wildlife conservation. This is a great opportunity to interact with locals, get up close and personal with some serious wildlife, and help out an… Read more »

Top 10 Study Abroad Programs for 2010

On the eve of the New Year, we wanted to share AmeriSpan’s top 10 study abroad programs for 2010. A mix of long-standing, successful programs, and exciting new programs, this list is sure to have something on it to awaken your desire to study abroad in 2010! From volunteering in South Africa, China, or Thailand,… Read more »

4 Tips for Studying Abroad in Spain

So you’ve chosen to study Spanish in Spain. Lucky you! There is so much to do, where should you start? Read our tips for studying abroad in Spain to find out! Punto de Informacion: Every city and town has a punto de informacion (information center) where you can find maps, museum info, bus and train… Read more »

Volunteer Abroad with the Panda Project in China

About the Panda Project Volunteer ProgramWho doesn’t love pandas? The giant panda is one of the most charismatic, adorable creatures on the planet, and also one of the most endangered species in the world. Volunteers are needed to play a part in safeguarding their future.  When volunteering with the Panda Project at the Panda Conservation… Read more »

Tidbits from our San Jose Costa Rica Spanish School

Greetings from San Jose! Interested in studying Spanish in San Jose, Costa Rica? Read the comments one of our staff members made after a recent trip to our school in San Jose. The school has a few drivers on staff that they use for airport pick-up and to bring students places sometimes. One of the… Read more »

Homestay Tidbits from Alajuela Costa Rica

Alajela, Costa Rica is home to one of our best and most successful study abroad programs. One of our study abroad coordinators recently took a trip there and now shares with us first-hand what the homestay families were like: I visited 4 homestays. The first family has been working with the school for many many… Read more »

Learn Japanese, Chinese, and Spanish on the go!

Since we are constantly searching for new ways to help study abroad students learn languages before, during, and after their trips, we were delighted to find a new, extremely portable way to do so. Not only is PlaySay handy and portable, it is available in Japanese and Chinese as well as Spanish! The system consists of… Read more »