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Lessons in Language Barriers: Learning With Patience and Trust

I will never forget my first glimpse of Spain nearing the end of my 28-hour journey from New Zealand to Madrid. The memory is vivid, for it was the moment everything felt real. Whether it was the Spanish desert, or the airplane breakfast of olives and cheese, I felt engulfed by a new world. Prior to that moment the idea of Spain had been just a fantasy, but now, it was coming to life. And whether it was the declining altitude, or the realization that there was no turning back, my stomach dropped.
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6 Quotes That Teach You About Tutoring Abroad in Italy

As I complete my second week tutoring abroad in Italy, I think it is important to take a break and reflect on my experience so far. My hope is not only to inspire you with the quotes and motivate you to do something new, but to give you an insight of what it's like to be a language tutor.
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Travel to Italy: Pizza, Pasta & Family

on Aug 4, 2019 12:54:20 PM By | Alexandra LeGrant | 0 Comments | Italy family abroad volunteer teach Volunteer Teach
Living with a host family in Italy and teaching in a local school is one of the best volunteer abroad programs someone can do. Dee Murray, of Philadelphia, says filling out GeoVisons’ application to be placed with a host family abroad was a bit like online dating.   But she admits GeoVisons “got it right” when they placed her with her with “the most perfect” host family in Italy three years ago.  She says living with a family in Italy and volunteer teaching in a local school is one of the best volunteer abroad programs out there.
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Tutor English Abroad in Chile

I wanted to travel. I wanted to experience a different country and culture. I wanted meaningful work and to engage in a new language.  And I wanted to be done in a couple of months. Apparently I am a millennial.
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