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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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How Three Months In Italy Connected Me To My Culture: Emily's Story

on Dec 19, 2017 7:00:27 AM By | Emily | 0 Comments | Au Pair Italy language exchange solo travel
Everyone knows there is no better way to learn a language than through immersion.
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Traveling Solo Through Europe: Michele's Story

on Dec 12, 2017 12:53:50 PM By | Michele Kilmer | 0 Comments | Walk and Talk solo travel tutor a family English
I am Michele Kilmer and I am currently teaching abroad in Madrid, Spain as an Au Pair through the Walk and Talk Program with GeoVisions. Since I have been here, I have been traveling solo through Europe. I have been to Paris, Geneva, and London so far. I have already made some amazing memories in the short two months I have been here. 
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From Girl to Girl: Tips for Solo Female Travelers

on Sep 21, 2017 4:38:08 PM By | Shanny Neuman | 0 Comments | solo travel why go abroad Work Abroad
The most important lesson I’ve learned during my travels is understanding that to travel alone doesn’t mean in solitude. It requires a lot of bravery and strength to travel alone, to learn how to be by yourself, and why this is a great virtue that only a few people conquer. But once you do it, you’ll discover the amazing feeling that comes with it, and why the more you travel the easier it gets. The more you learn, you grow, and you see how gratifying it is.
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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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