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New Years Celebrations

By Sue Lavene As I finalize our New Years plans with friends, I contemplate how differently New Years is celebrated around the world: Latin America (Spain, Mexico & Venezuela) In some countries, as the clock rings twelve midnight, for each ring of the bell, people each twelve grapes, one at a time to bring good… Read more »

Working in Sweden

By Dori Pinku Typical Swedish managers are definitely different from managers in most other countries. They are more like coaches or planners, not so much "overseers". Managers are seen as specialists in an area, just like other staff members are specialists in their areas. They normally don't give specific orders. Rather, they (and your co-workers)… Read more »

Christmas Around the World

By Sue Lavene Thanks to Jose Feliciano, most of us are already familiar with how to say "Merry Christmas" in Spanish. However, how do you say it in other languages? Let's take a look at some common and not so common languages. I have included country and pronunciations where possible. Arabic: Milad Majid Blackfoot (US/Canada):… Read more »

Chanukah Traditions

Chanukah is celebrated for eight days and nights, starting on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar (November-December on the Gregorian calendar). Chanukah begins at sundown on December 25 this year and ends at sundown on January 1, 2006. In Hebrew, the word Chanukah means "dedication". On each night of Chanukah, the menorah is… Read more »

Travel Argentina : Life in Argentina

By Connie Marianacci, a native Argentinean Argentina has something available for everyone! The Iguazu falls in the north and Salta where you can do adventure activities. Cordoba and Tucuman in the center, las sierras and warm climate in the summer and cold in the winter. Mendoza and Bariloche known for skiing and also adventurous activities…. Read more »

Living in Guatemala

By Anne-Marie Dingemans I lived in Antigua, Guatemala between 1999 and 2001, and I had the time of my life! Guatemala kept all my senses triggered the entire time, and I came away from that country with so many lessons learned and experiences lived and memories to treasure forever. I come from the Netherlands, a… Read more »

The World Gives Thanks

We all know that Thanksgiving is being celebrated in the U.S. next week, and we all know that it's an American day of giving thanks. But did you know that there are Thanksgiving celebrations all around the world? Some are celebrated on the same day as the American Thanksgiving, and others are held on different… Read more »

This Day in History

Today is known as Veteran's Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Great Britain and its commonwealth nations, but what are the origins of these November 11 holidays? On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the Allied forces (France, Russia, the British Empire, Italy and the… Read more »

Question of the Week

By Beth Klemick As the coordinator of AmeriSpan's Academic Study Abroad, I have been asked the same question many times this week, and I believe it is important to share my answer with everyone. The Question of the Week I am interested in your Academic Study Abroad program in Costa Rica (Universidad Veritas). Is it… Read more »

AmeriSpan Guarantee

We at AmeriSpan are always looking for the best way to deliver top notch customer service at a good value just for you! As a result, we have just launched our Triple Guarantee. There is no risk in choosing an AmeriSpan program because you'll get the best program, best price and can cancel for any… Read more »