‘Fluent in six months’?! Well, maybe. But…

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In recent years societal views about multilingualism in the US seem to be shifting. In the past, children growing up in a home where a language other than English was spoken were thought to be at a disadvantage as compared to their monolingual classmates. I remember heated discussions with my own son’s elementary school teachers when they would recommend that I stop speaking to him in French; they believed the exposure to another language would hinder his acquisition of English!

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Art and History in Rome: What not to Miss

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Rome, a modern city built around a massive piece of history, is known the world over for its archaeological sites, its art, and its architecture. With so much to see, it’s a good thing the city is so compact. Many of the major sites 

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5 Useful Tips to Skyrocket Studying Abroad

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Just as a suitcase is full of memorabilia from across the globe, you feel the excitement to starting your study abroad program. How do you consider the maximum potential of your experience? As an organized student, you prepare and plan. Likewise, what are some tips that can make meaningful experiences feel like an adventure of a lifetime?

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How Does Studying Abroad Help You for a Prospective Career?

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When you think of your prospective career, studying abroad is a sure way to open doors of opportunity. Regardless whether you’re thinking about a future work after high school or college, you might want to consider the options. Nowadays, seeking an ideal career requires work, dedication, and standing out from the crowds. Here are three valuable characteristics studying abroad help you with a future job opportunity: Continue reading “How Does Studying Abroad Help You for a Prospective Career?”

Traveling in Nice

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I am fortunate enough to have spent four summers in France. The first three stays were informal French-exchanges with a neighbor’s friend. My most recent experience in France was this past summer with the Abbey Road immersion program in Nice. In Nice, I stayed for a month in a dorm with other students and fully immersed myself in the learning and cultural experiences there. Continue reading “Traveling in Nice”

7 Dos and Don’ts of Learning a Foreign Language

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Learning a new language is both exciting and challenging. Follow this list of 10 “dos and don’ts”, to ensure your smooth path to learning success.

Motivate yourself!

Find something about a foreign language and culture that motivates you. Cinema, sports, cuisine, travel – whatever. Are you a fan of Tour de France or Barca? Are you a fashionista? Are you curious about escargot sauce or Tuscan picci? Start with something you like and build on your passion. Continue reading “7 Dos and Don’ts of Learning a Foreign Language”