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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...

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...

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There’s never been a better time to take that much-anticipated study trip to Spain The 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...

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South America offers an array of immersion destinations to befit a continent of the future The 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...

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As the Brazilian economy booms, opportunities for Portuguese speakers abound, and picking it up may be easier than you think Bahia 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...

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Franny Brogan on the pura vida of Costa Rica Because 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...

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Destinacíon Fantastico Colombia is a fantastic destination for students wanting to experience South America. Although it is still working to shake a bad reputation from its tumultuous political past, policies implemented over the last two decades have made the country very safe. Now is the time to discover all Colombia has to offer. Students who come to Colombia can choose to...

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Salamanca may be famous for its tradition of educational excellence as well as the fun-filled fiestas that ignite the city in February Salamanca is renowned for its university, which was granted a royal charter by Alfonso IX of León nearly 800 years ago in 1218. Soon, it became one of the most significant and prestigious academic centers in Europe....

The 2012 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released today, finds that the number of international students at colleges and universities in the U.S. increased by 6% to a record high of 764,495 in the 2011/12 academic year, while U.S. students studying abroad increased by one percent. This year, international exchanges in all 50 states contributed $22.7 billion...

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Daniel Ward thinks a German immersion program makes more than economic sense More people speak German as their mother tongue than any other language in Europe. Germany alone has 83 million inhabitants and German is also an official language of Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Liechtenstein. And, it is the native language of a significant portion of the population in northern...