Posts Categorized: Travel News & Info

Spotlight: Medical Spanish in Costa Rica

During all the hubbub about healthcare this week, we here at AmeriSpan thought we’d highlight one of our best SALUD Medical Spanish Programs in Alajuela, Costa Rica. Costa Rica has a highly organized Social Security system known as the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS). CCSS is one of the most developed healthcare systems in… Read more »

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 »

Learn Italian and the Tastes of Sicily

Italy, as you already know, is renowned for its unique traditional cooking methods and flavors that tie together the bounties of the Mediterranean and the fresh vegetables and spices of the countryside.  We regularly see commercials zooming in on red and white sauces, meats, and pastas being tossed onto a plate from an overflowing pot… Read more »

Top 10 Inside Tips: India

 1. Buying & Bargaining. Shop owners insist that they are giving a variety of discounts to you and only you. i.e. the “Pretty Girl” discount,  “First Customer of the Day” discount, “Last Customer of the Day” discount, etc. You can easily spot “touters” after getting taken once or twice. Often times, the hotels and taxi/rickshaw… Read more »

Honduras Coup: Studying Abroad

Due to recent political turmoil in Honduras, many people are concerned with traveling or studying abroad there. AmeriSpan has received a first-hand account of what happened in La Ceiba, Honduras from Mary, a student that was studying there during the coup.

Travel Visas for Study Abroad

There is so much to prepare for your study abroad trip, it can be overwhelming! One very important item to look into is securing a travel visa. For United States citizens, some countries either do not require a visa or only if you are staying over 90 days in the country. However, there are also… Read more »


By Chris H. – Latin America specialist travel consultant and a community ecotourism consultant in Ecuador. Ecuador is one of South America's most biodiverse countries, and for such a small country it sees a very large amount of visitors. The fragile ecosystems of the Galapagos Islands are under threat from booming tourism, while much of… Read more »

Travel to Santiago, Chile

By Glenn Rigby Chile is a country in South America, and is made up of mountains, volcanoes, lakes, fjords, inlets, peninsulas, and desert. Chile also controls the world-famous Easter Island! Santiago is Chile's national capital and largest city, located in the country's central valley. There are many great things to do and see in Santiago,… Read more »