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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

28 Jul 2016

Travel Takes Courage: Going All In With GeoVisions

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

When I applied to the Tutor English to a Family in Italy program through GeoVisions, I don’t think I was in the right state of mind. I had had a rough year, and all I could think about was escaping my minuscule college town and doing something different. When one of my friends saw me [...]

21 Jul 2016

6 Quotes That Teach You About Tutoring Abroad in Italy

By |July 21st, 2016|Categories: Tutor English|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

As I complete my second week tutoring abroad in Italy, I think it is important to take a break and reflect on my experience so far. My hope is not only to inspire you with the quotes and motivate you to do something new, but to give you an insight of what it’s like to be a language tutor. […]

12 Jul 2016

Teach in Thailand: Embracing the Unknown

By |July 12th, 2016|Categories: Work Abroad|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

  When I decided to come to teach in Thailand through GeoVisions, it took me 6 months to fill out the application. I always came up with an excuse as to why I couldn’t apply. This was not a small decision to make, and I needed to be sure I was ready to take on the challenge. [...]

10 Feb 2015

The Mostly Ups (And A Few Downs) Of An Exchange Student

By |February 10th, 2015|Categories: Student Exchange|Tags: , , |0 Comments

I walk into McDonalds sobbing. One of my co-workers asks me, “What’s wrong, Carrie?” I manage to squeak out, “Luz Ma went home this morning.” Twenty years later, I remember that day vividly -- dropping our exchange student off at the airport. She was returning to her family in Columbia. But for the past year, [...]