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Budgeting for Study Abroad

There are many things to consider when budgeting for study abroad. Make a list of everything you can think of that you will need to pay for on a daily basis. Don’t forget to include lodging and meals that aren’t included with your program; personal items, such as toiletries, clothing, nights out, and souvenirs; additional… Read more »

Spanish School in Alajuela Costa Rica Tidbits

Alajuela, Costa Rica is the location of one of our best Spanish programs. Read about a recent visit made by one of our study abroad coordinators:  The school director met me at the airport and drove me to the school when I arrived in the morning. It was about 30 or so minutes from the… Read more »

Don’t Make Common Study Abroad Mistakes!

Study abroad mistakes can plague your time overseas. Don’t let them! We’ve compiled a list of the 19 Biggest Study Abroad Mistakes, with ways to avoid them. For example: Biggest Mistake #3 – Taking Too Many Class Hours If your goal is to learn a language as quickly as possible, you’ll notice that the majority… Read more »

More Tidbits for Study Abroad in Antigua Guatemala

Some first-hand information about lodging at our our Spanish school in Anitgua, Guatemala. Antigua is a beautiful colonial city in Guatemala, and our programs there are of excellent quality and also a great value. We offer group and private Spanish classes, four SALUD Medical Spanish programs, and three Spanish & Fun programs: Activa Spanish, Un… Read more »

Tidbits About Our Antigua Guatemala Spanish School

Some first-hand information about our Spanish school in Anitgua, Guatemala. Antigua is a beautiful Colonial city in Guatemala, and our programs there are of excellent quality and also a great value. SchoolWe went from the airport to the school and arrived a little after 4 pm. I was surprised how many students were just hanging… Read more »

What Documents Do You Need to Study Abroad?

There are many documents that you will need to get in order prior to your trip. Which ones do you need? How do you get them? How far in advance of your study abroad trip do you need to start applying for them? Read on for all these answers and more. Passport: If you do… Read more »

Study Abroad in the Middle East: Common Cultural Differences

As part of our continuing series of explaining common cultural differences between the United States and regions around the world, we present common cultural differences in the Middle East. If you are considering traveling to the Middle East, keep the following pointers in mind. Click to download our free e-report, AmeriSpan’s Guide to Cultural Adjustment.

Blog for a Rebate on Your Study Abroad Trip

Did you know that AmeriSpan Study Abroad offers a rebate for guest bloggers? That’s right! If you are studying for 4 weeks or longer and would like to write for us, you can earn a 5% retroactive rebate. If you are studying for 2 weeks or longer and would like to video blog, you can… Read more »

Study Abroad Tips for Cultural Differences in Asia 2

When studying abroad in Asia, be it China, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, or South Korea, it is a good idea to prepare by learning some of the customs commen there.  Host families in Asia: Families can range from parents with their children to having 3 generations living in the same home. 

Study Abroad Tips for Communication in Latin America

When traveling to Latin America, it is essential to know and keep in mind the many, sometimes subtle, differences between how Americans and Latinos/Hispanics communicate. Trust is an essential element of building relationships with Latinos/Hispanics. Once trust is established, Latinos/Hispanics are much more likely to reveal personal information. Latinos/Hispanics are more likely to trust and… Read more »