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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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Your Child Is Abroad And You're Worried

If you're not a parent ... don't read this. This post is for parents. Your child is abroad and you're nervous.  All too often we explain to parents when they call for information about the program their child is on that we can’t talk to them about very much since our agreement is with their child … who happens to be an adult. But when you’re the parent and you’re on the receiving end of that line, it isn’t a “happy place” you're in.  You didn't want that answer.
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