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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 Tue, Dec 19, 2017 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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Learning a Culture Through Language: Discovering the Untranslatable

on Wed, Feb 22, 2017 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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Teaching English in Thailand: What to Pack

on Tue, Sep 22, 2015 By | Alexandra LeGrant | 0 Comments | Teach Abroad Teaching English Thailand
Congratulations! You are about to begin your journey to Asia, to the beautiful country of Thailand.  But wait! What are you going to pack?!
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Au Pair Abroad: Shanny Says Goodbye to Italy

on Sat, Aug 15, 2015 By | Shanny Neuman | 0 Comments | Au Pair Host Family Italy
I have the idea that the struggle of the goodbye is proportionately hard as the time enjoyed while the moment of togetherness lasted. The first, more powerful and long-lasting relationship we make is family, this unbreakable bond we share with those who gave us life and shower us its meaning.
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