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Everyone Has an Opinion... on the U.S.A

There are many experiences that you will have while traveling or living abroad, but one I bet you won’t be able to avoid is having people tell you what they think about the U.S.A.

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Making Mistakes, but Just Wanting to Move on

One of the most frustration aspects of practicing a non-native language is how your mistakes can often be honed in on while your point is overlooked. In terms of having successful communication, I believe it’s often best to recognize mistakes but also move on.

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Introduction to Reverse Culture Shock

As if leaving your wonderful new “home” abroad isn’t bad enough, returning home after studying/teaching/living abroad could mean that reverse culture shock is right around the corner. Be sure to check out this article in order to prepare yourself for what that may mean.

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How to: Deal with People Speaking to You in English

When you've been doing everything you can to improve and practice your Spanish, it can be really disheartening and frustrating when others switch to English in order to engage with you. However, it's not always personal! For our insights and tips

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Being Friends with the Opposite Sex

Making friends in new places is never easy but add in the fact that you have to follow cultural norms and you will start wondering how it is even possible. Check out this article for a little bit of insight into  friendships according to Spanish gender norms. 

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What to Expect when Making Plans with Spaniards

Culture affects everything―right down to the way we understand and make plans! If you've tried planning with Spaniards and come away a bit frustrated or are looking to make plans with new friends and wondering what to anticipate, these insights are just for you.

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