Posts Categorized: Study Abroad Tips

Volunteer in Cambodia, Vietnam, or Thailand!

AmeriSpan has recently added Cambodia and Vietnam to its list of Volunteer Abroad locations, and want you to know firsthand that participating in these programs could give you the competitive edge you need on your resume as well as a unique experience of a lifetime!  How many people can say that they helped build a… Read more »

Chile Spanish Schools: Accepting Students After Earthquake

After the earthquake that hit Chile south of Santiago on February 27th, there were complications and closings in many Chilean businesses and points of transport in and around Santiago.  We had one student in Santiago at the time who we called instantly to check on, and he reported to us that he was fine and… Read more »

Study French and Painting in Aix-en-Provence

Our Study French and Painting program in Aix-en-Provence, France is a unique and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  Not only is France the home of some of history’s greatest Master and Impressionist painters, but the region of Provence has long served as an inspiration to painters worldwide.  Its fields of lavender, cypress trees, and green hills and dusty… Read more »

Top 6 Ways to Stay in Touch During Study Abroad

Before you study abroad, take the time to figure out how you will keep in touch with friends and relatives back home, and in your host country as well. If your cell phone and cell phone carrier offer international service to your host country for reasonable rates, great! But if not, don’t despair. There are options out there!

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 »

Study Abroad with the Kindle International

We already love the Kindle for study abroad: It reduces weight and bulk in your luggage, alleviates the need to select which one or two books to bring, and even has guidebooks, phrasebooks, and maps available. Oh, and you can even bring AmeriSpan’s helpful, free e-reports on your study abroad trip too! Now, they’ve taken… Read more »

Learn Spanish & French with At-Home Immersion

Can’t take the time to study abroad right now? Try some at-home language immersion with Think Language. Think Language has designed an online magazine and community for learning Spanish and French. Designed to increase fluency while learning about life and culture abroad, Think Spanish and Think French deliver ten engaging articles each month focused on… Read more »

Free Spanish Learning Resources

If you read our blog often, you know that AmeriSpan recommends doing some language study prior to studying abroad. This can help you with cultural adjustment as soon as you arrive in your new country, and alleviate concerns about getting around and basic needs until you get settled into your study abroad program. If Spanish… Read more »

Language Immersion Tips for Study Abroad

Whether you know ZERO vocabulary or you are an advanced speaker in your target language, a little preparation can help you get the most out of your immersion program. These are some pointers from AmeriSpan Study Abroad’s experienced staff members about expectations, goals, ways to build your vocabulary, and tips on how to get by… Read more »

Pre-Departure Guide for Study Abroad

If you are preparing to study abroad, you know how overwhelming it can seem. AmeriSpan has compiled a very useful reference, our Pre-Departure Guide. Download this free e-report for an extremely handy checklist of everything you need to do to be prepared for your trip. The Pre-Departure Guide is conveniently sectioned off into steps. Each… Read more »