Posts Categorized: Travel News & Info

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 »

Discovering Vienna, Austria

By Lauren S., guest video blogger from AmeriSpan's Teen program in Vienna, Austria For details about studying in Vienna, see Studying German in Austria See all of Lauren's video blogs from Vienna  

Meet the School: Beijing, China’s founder & Director

Julia Zhou is founder & director of AmeriSpan’s partner school in Beijing, China.  She shares her own story about her background and how she started her language program.

Meet the School – Taormina, Sicily’s Founder & Director

 Alessandro Adorno is the founder and director of the Italian language school in Taormina, Sicily in the south of Italy. In our opinion, Alessandro is one of the hardest working and most enthusiastic school directors we have ever worked with. His school was awarded the LTM Star award for best Italian school in 2008 and… 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 »

My First Chilean Ski Trip: Trial and Error

By Jonathon L., guest blogger studying Spanish and skiing in Santiago, Chile WHAT A TRIP IT WAS!!!  So the day started with me waking up at about 6:40 in the morning to my Chilean Mama with my breakfast ready to go, and tea!!! I dragged my bag (with wheels) the 30 minutes to my school… Read more »

Surfing in Heredia, Costa Rica!

By Niki W., guest video blogger at the Teen Junior Immersion program in Heredia, Costa Rica. Surf's up!  In this video, Niki W. captures the efforts of some surfers-in-training from her Junior Immersion program's Spanish school in Heredia. For more information on this program go to Teen Junior Immersion in Heredia, Costa Rica See Spanish… Read more »

Excursion from Cuzco to Puno

By Miki S., guest blogger, Cusco SALUD participant and AmeriSpan Delegate Scholar. This weekend was a vacation trip to Puno!  At least in my mind it was, Puno is about a seven hour bus ride from the town of Cuzco and is a gateway to the beautiful Lake Titicaca.  Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable… Read more »