Picture by Johannes Plenio According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary,  resilience is: 1: the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress 2: an ability to recover from or adjust easily...

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Reviewing ideas about the World

I strongly believe that, before enrolling on a program or experience abroad, before travelling to another culture, we should all try to learn the most about it and review what we know, what we don’t know, and what we should now. In order to do this, we need to...

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The importance of guided learning

Picture by Dineslav Roydev One of the agreed goals of most study abroad experiences is achieving or improving Intercultural Competence. In order to do this, participants need to build their experiences with the skills they already have and combine them with who they...

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PROS of studying abroad in rural areas

According to the last Open Doors report by the IIE, there is still a majority of US students going abroad to Europe. From these, most of them spend their time in cities (Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Granada and Bilbao still host around 80% of students).  The remaining...

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Fun facts about Spain

Following an interview by James Rhodes, a British concert pianist currently living in Madrid, I’d like to go through some “fun facts” about what is life in Spain. Rhodes says:” I have no reason to lie when I tell you that everything is better in Spain” (you can read...

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“Culture” as an invention

One profesor at a Study Abroad program that I interviewed a couple years ago, told me that: “There is a wrong idea that the meeting point between students and locals is “the culture”; in fact, the culture is another service provided to students, since most of it takes...

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2018/19 Open dates

If you are eager to improve your Intercultural Competence and have always wanted to travel abroad, this is your opportunity. Our 2018/19 courses application is now open. You can choose between: COURSE DATES 3-week Cultural translator: addressed to education abroad...

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Education system in Spain

Picture: A group of students taking a class at the University of Sevilla main building’s garden International students that want to join a regular course at any public or private university in Spain need to be aware of something that may at first sound obvious…...

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New online course: Cultural translator

Outline According to a research developed from 2015 to 2017 in Spain, most of USA students on study abroad programs declare not to have received enough specific information about what to expect from their experience in Spain. For some students, not having clear...

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Health & safety abroad

Study Abroad administrators are always concerned about students’ health & safety. The experience of a lifetime can be ruined by situations like a medical condition that is not treated enough, a sexual assault, alcohol abuse, robberies or any other circumstance...

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