Going abroad and wondering how you’ll keep in touch? Well, nowadays it seems like everyone has a cell phone, but it can be tricky to set one up for your time abroad. Getting a local phone number in Brazil specifically is a little bit more time consuming and difficult than in some other countries you’ll visit, so those of you coming to Brazil will want to pay attention to how you can get this done. Take it from someone who knows!
Learning a language (like Spanish) around the world can be similar in many ways, but there are some things that make learning it easier, more interesting and more fun! What things stand out about a particular destination to you? The food? The cultural traditions? The landscape? Whatever you’re most drawn to, read on to find out about the five unique things you will only find in Chile (and why you should head to Santiago for your language lessons, stat)!
For those of you who have thought about going abroad for a summer (or more), nothing beats the hands-on insights you can gain from someone who’s already done it! And while of course you could always ask a trusty BridgeAbroad advisor about their experiences, we know that it’s even more meaningful coming from a fellow student like you. So today, we bring you a taste of what it’s like to spend a summer at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso (PUCV) in Chile, thanks to current BridgeAbroad student Daniel W.!
For all you Spanish-speaking study abroad students (and wannabes) out there looking for a unique study abroad opportunity where you can hone your foreign language skills and really integrate into local university life, the International Semester at UDD is one great option for you! Located in beautiful Santiago, Chile, this semester program, which offers topics courses in English or Spanish, has a lot going for it. Here are our top four reasons to study at UDD in Santiago, Chile!
Someone just asked me the other day, “Why do you feel studying abroad should be valued while getting your Bachelors degree?”. I felt a flood of responses in my mind being triggered. How could it be anything but an asset to your education, and a treasured experience? Here was my response to their question:
As you start to think about going abroad and you are looking at a map of all the places available and hear the sounds of welcome greetings there is always one major question you need to ask yourself. Do I choose an English speaking country or a foreign language country?
Bridge will award 25 intensive Portuguese scholarships at the NAFSA international education conference to encourage foreign language study in the U.S.
As anyone who’s learned a foreign language knows, there’s (unfortunately!) no magic button to push to gain second language expertise. It can take a LOT of practice, and admittedly frustration, before you really start to feel comfortable with it. But because we know how important foreign language proficiency can be, we want to make this process as easy as possible. Here are a few good tips to boost your Spanish (or any other) language skills!
If there are any education majors out there, or just anyone looking to gain a little work experience abroad, you’ll be excited to hear about a brand new program opportunity through Bridge! Our Spanish & Teaching Field Experience program in Antigua, Guatemala, (like our options in Costa Rica and Peru) not only provides you with Spanish language instruction, but also with a teaching placement within the community. So do you need any more reasons to apply? OK, we have a few more for you to ponder…
We could not be more excited to announce our new programs in Peru, mainly because we wish we could go join our students and live in Peru for awhile ourselves! The on-site staff members in Cusco have a pretty sweet gig, don’t they? We don’t know why anyone would need convincing to spend some time in such a beautiful and diverse country as Peru, but just in case, we’ve come up with five main reasons that you should study in Peru… and soon!