Posts Categorized: Food & Drink

Salamanca – the medieval city in Spain and the best place for students

Salamanca is a city located in northwestern Spain, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. It is famous for its university, which is the oldest and most important in Spain, and the fourth oldest in the Western world. The historical center of Salamanca was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. History Its… Read more »

Terremotos, Maremotos, y Mote con Huesillos

Warning: One Terremoto (“Hurricane”) may result in a mild headache throughout the entire next day. 2 Terremotos almost guarantees a “terrimoto” in your head for the entire next day. And they say that 3 Terrimotos is the limit, however, few remember making it that far.

To Homestay or Not Homestay..

My mom only speaks Spanish which forces me to put to use what I learn in school, even if I am not confident on a word, and she corrects me when I say things incorrectly in the nice way that only mothers are able to do.

Extracurricular Activities in Playa del Carmen

By Alisa W., guest blogger studying Spanish in Playa del Carmen, Mexico   Beginning my second week in Playa del Carmen – I am excited to continue with my Spanish lessons!  We get a new teacher each week, and my new teacher pushes us really hard to speak only in spanish which makes a big difference…. Read more »

Playa del Carmen: Reflections on a Busy First Week

By Alisa W., guest blogger studying Spanish in Playa del Carmen, Mexico I have been in Playa del Carmen for exactly one week now.  The week has flown by, and I'm amazed by how quickly I became comfortable here in Mexico.  Yesterday, I took a tour with some of my new friends to Chichen Itza. … Read more »

Ramadan Mabrouk: Visiting Morocco During Ramadan

By Niki, AmeriSpan Study Abroad Consultant Ramadan, the 9th month of the Muslim calendar, is celebrated by roughly 98% of Moroccans.  Every Muslim is expected to fast, which means abstaining from food, drink and some other activities during the daylight hours. Ramadan dates change every year since the Islamic calendar is based on the lunar… Read more »

A Visit with a Peruvian Shaman

By Miki S., guest blogger, Cusco SALUD participant and AmeriSpan Delegate Scholar.  One afternoon we got to have a meeting with a real shaman!  It turns out she also worked as a Registered Nurse and a massage therapist.  And there I was expecting this witch to come in with a cape or something.  But she was really sweet and gave us… Read more »

Lyon Living: A Few Pointers

By Ashley C., guest blogger studying French in Lyon, France Here is a short list of tips based on my first month here that I thought everyone might find helpful for French study in Lyon! Eating:Eat well! This may be entirely obvious to most people, but it wasn?t to me. During my first couple weeks here,… Read more »

Museum Hopping in Seoul

By Josephine K., guest blogger studying Korean in Seoul Nothing to do in Seoul?  Check out a museum! Seoul is such a busy city that it's hard to find yourself with nothing to do.  However, if you are ever stuck I recommend spending the day at one of the MANY museums.  There are museums dedicated… Read more »

Cooking Class in Heredia Costa Rica

By Niki W., guest video blogger at the Teen Junior Immersion program in Heredia, Costa Rica. This summer, guest blogger Niki W. participated in the Junior Immersion program for teens in Heredia and had a blast!  Here is a video she took during a cooking demonstration at her school. For more information on this program… Read more »