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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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Teaching in Thailand Will Change Your Life

on Feb 15, 2019 4:28:00 AM By | Darby Caneen | 0 Comments | Teach in Thailand solo travel teaching abroad
October 19, 2018, I am 30,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean on Singapore Airlines flight 708 to Tokyo, Japan. There was a sense of urgency to get off the 12 hour flight and see what Asia had in store for me, but there was also a sense of caution. Me, myself and I, alone in a city of 35 million people, no one to lean on for help with directions and no one to go to restaurants with. I just had myself, 6,700 miles away from home and I am loving every second of it.
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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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