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Is Solo Travel For You? This Pro and Con List Will Help You Decide

on Mar 28, 2017 3:56:53 PM By | Kelsey Noris | 0 Comments | language exchange seek experiences solo travel Volunteer Abroad
Over the past two months, I have had my fair share of solo travel around Europe. Throughout my trips, I have created a list of pros and cons of taking a trip alone. Some of these may seem obvious, but I have found all of them to be incredibly true (and many other solo travelers I have met along the way have echoed or added on to these thoughts as well!) Here is my list of the main pros and cons I have found traveling solo so you can decide if solo travel is for you...
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Learning a Culture Through Language: Discovering the Untranslatable

on Feb 22, 2017 6:13:00 AM By | Shanny Neuman | 0 Comments | language exchange
The famous Italian filmmaker, Federico Fellini, one said that “a different language is a different vision of life”. Over a year ago I woke up with a restless sensation that was burning inside of me. I felt inpatient to learn Italian, a fourth language for me (after Spanish, my mother language, English and Hebrew). 
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Taking a Leap of Faith: Au Pair in the Netherlands

on Dec 13, 2016 9:09:19 AM By | Stephanie | 0 Comments | Au Pair language exchange seek experiences Netherlands
About a year ago I took a leap of faith and got on a plane headed toward Amsterdam to spend a year as an au pair. I had no idea what to expect of my new home since I had never even been overseas. A million different emotions were filling my head: anxiety, anticipation, wonder, courage, and excitement.
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A Year Abroad: Discoveries As an Au Pair in Ireland

on Oct 20, 2016 2:37:18 PM By | Avana Garza | 0 Comments | Au Pair language exchange get paid to work abroad Ireland
  When I first heard about GeoVisions I was excited because I’ve always wanted to travel to different countries, it’s been a tug at my soul since I was little.
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Travel Takes Courage: Going All In With GeoVisions

on Jul 28, 2016 4:04:04 PM By | Marissa | 0 Comments | Italy cultural exchange language exchange tutor a family English
When I applied to the Tutor English to a Family in Italy program through GeoVisions, I don’t think I was in the right state of mind. I had had a rough year, and all I could think about was escaping my minuscule college town and doing something different. When one of my friends saw me staring at the application, she smiled at me and said, “do it!” And so, with an ounce of courage, I did.
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