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22 Feb 2017

Learning a Culture Through Language: Discovering the Untranslatable

By |February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Tutor English|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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).  I [...]

16 Jan 2017

Au Pair Australia: Fear is Part of the Adventure of Living Abroad

By |January 16th, 2017|Categories: Au Pair Abroad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

“A lot of things in your life will be a jumbled mess from here on out and things you thought would happen will go completely opposite at times, and you’ll start to feel like you’re losing it. But be encouraged and know that none of this world is how we think it should or could [...]

29 Dec 2016

Discovering Thai Culture in Darker Times

By |December 29th, 2016|Categories: Volunteer Abroad, Work Abroad|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Seek experiences, not things, seek culture, not just another bar serving frozen cocktails, seek human relationships, not just another good photo op and a clever hashtag. With the recent passing of Thailand's beloved King we saw a country in mourning. Most of the foreign travelers and expats who reside in Thailand were respectful, but there [...]

13 Dec 2016

Taking a Leap of Faith: Au Pair in the Netherlands

By |December 13th, 2016|Categories: Au Pair Abroad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

About a year ago I took a leap of faith and got on a plane headed toward Amsterdam to spend a year as an au pair. I had no idea what to expect of my new home since I had never even been overseas. A million different emotions were filling my head: anxiety, anticipation, wonder, [...]

17 Nov 2016

Why Six Weeks in Italy Will Change Your Life

By |November 17th, 2016|Categories: Summer Programs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

After graduating college and getting myself a job as a 5th grade teacher, I saw many people in my life making choices about their future that I wasn’t ready to make. I saw many of my friends get married and start to settle down, but I wasn’t ready. I wanted something more...to see the world [...]

10 Nov 2016

New Adventures: Tutoring English in Italy and Beyond

By |November 10th, 2016|Categories: Tutor English|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

If you’re looking for new adventures and always dreamed of traveling and experiencing life from a different perspective, then this program might be for you! Ciao! My name is Luka, I’m from Ontario, Canada and I recently returned from tutoring English to a host family in Italy for 2 months. For years I had craved embarking on new [...]

28 Oct 2016

4 Things I Didn’t Expect When I Volunteered to Teach in Italy

By |October 28th, 2016|Categories: Tutor English|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

This past summer, I volunteered to teach in Italy through GeoVisions and lived with my host family to help them learn English. When I was there, I wrote about what it was like to be an English language teacher in Italy through 6 inspirational quotes about traveling.  It has been a few months since I [...]

20 Oct 2016

A Year Abroad: Discoveries As an Au Pair in Ireland

By |October 20th, 2016|Categories: Au Pair Abroad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

My name is Avana Garza. I am 24 years old, (I actually just celebrated my birthday here in Ireland with my host family!) I am an Au Pair in Ireland and I will be here for a year. I wanted to become an Au Pair because I love children, I have my bachelors’ degree in [...]

13 Oct 2016

Unexpected Gifts Found Off the Beaten Path

By |October 13th, 2016|Categories: Paid Teaching, Summer Programs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Thailand is a place that provides so many incredible gifts to someone. So many unexpected things take place when you live there. Being a teacher in Thailand has been the most rewarding thing I've ever chosen to do. I've been rewarded is so many ways. From the people I've met, the unique culture I've experienced, the [...]

6 Oct 2016

Feeling Right at Home: Tutoring Abroad in France

By |October 6th, 2016|Categories: Tutor English|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

My name is Andrew and I was lucky enough to travel to the Bretagne region of France where I stayed with a family in a small town for a month. I owe a lot of this luck to the GeoVisions program, who helped me through each step of the application and gave me all the [...]