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U.S. Senate Moves to Promote Study Abroad

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Senators Say Study Abroad Prepares U.S. Students to Compete GloballyU.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., have re-introduced legislation that creates a competitive grant program for colleges and universities to expand study abroad opportunities for American college students and encourage more minority, low-income, and non-traditional students to spend part of their undergraduate experience abroad. The Senator Paul...

Spanish Vistas

Students share their diverse experiences of SpainISLA Salamanca “ISLA is a real island of adventures, strong emotions, and first-rate Spanish in Spain’s most famous university city. Maybe that first phrase sounds like a bit of a cliché, but for me it really was like this. I’ve been to ISLA twice, and I always remember these holidays as being full of new...

Global Spanish

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One of the best things about learning Spanish is the diversity of places in which it is spoken — and taughtSpanish is one of the ten main languages of the internet, meaning that a growth in speakers as well as online content is imminent. As the language has adapted to a globalized and technological world, the number of speakers...

Grants to Encourage Study Abroad in the Americas

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100,000 Strong in the Americas has announced that its Competition 6, the second funded with support from Santander Bank, will open January 15, 2015 and close March 6, 2015. Competition 6 is open to Higher Education Institutions in all countries in the Western Hemisphere without any thematic restrictions.The last competition (#5: Promoting Study Abroad Focusing on Health and Nutrition) awarded eight...

Obama & Peña Nieto Agree to Boost Student Exchange

Building on the recently announced 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative, Mexico’s President Peña Nieto and U.S. President Obama agreed to boost student exchange between the two countries during last week’s trilateral conference with Canadian PM Stephen Harper in Toluca, Mexico.Peña Nieto explained the plan, “Specifically, we talked about education.  We have set a goal of having more academic...

Celebrate Spain’s Cultural Diversity

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There’s never been a better time to take that much-anticipated study trip to SpainThe economy is on the rebound, so there’s optimism but prices are still relatively low. And a positive aspect of the recession is that it has led the people of the country back to the roots of their culture.Spain announced last month that it has retaken...

Spanish Diversity

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South America offers an array of immersion destinations to befit a continent of the futureThe common language to more than 20 countries (in the Americas, Spain, and Asia), spoken by more than 400 million people, second only to Mandarin in its number of native speakers — with an additional 60 million speakers as a second language and 20 million...

Brazil Beckoning

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As the Brazilian economy booms, opportunities for Portuguese speakers abound, and picking it up may be easier than you thinkBahia While many think of Rio or the jungles of the Amazon when they picture Brazil, Bahia, located in country’s northeast, offers students a unique glimpse of Brazil. As the heart of Afro-Brazilian culture, Bahia is the ideal place to learn...

Coaxing Students Down Under

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Kristal Bivona admires Australia’s initiatives to attract international studentsThis year, Australia is rolling out various initiatives intended to increase the number of international students at Australian universities. The initiatives cut across different sectors, but they all aim to facilitate university study. Australia is paying special attention to Asian countries, as the vast majority of international students in Oz come...

Costa Rica Tuanis

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Franny Brogan on the pura vida of Costa RicaBecause of the diversity of experiences it offers, Costa Rica is a sort of utopia for the outdoor enthusiast. Within the small country, travel from San José to any destination — prominent or secluded — is quick and easy. To the north, the cloud forest of Monteverde offers the classic Costa...