Would you like to be able to make foreign friends, but you just don’t know how? There is no reason to fret – Finding people related to you from other corners of the globe is easier than you might think, you just have to learn a few useful tips, such as frequenting foreign environments, having lunch in exotic restaurants, learning new languages in foreign countries, enrolling in summer courses or even spending your holidays in countries as fascinating as Spain. Come and join us as we expand on these tips for helping you make foreign friends.
Are you thinking about spending your summer vacations abroad? There are many ways to enjoy summer away from the family environment that we frequent most days of the year. From taking a language course and living with relatives in other countries, to volunteering and signing up to a summer sports camp. If that wasn’t enough, numerous studies have revealed the positive impact these experiences have on young adults; If you wish to enjoy the best summer experience of your life and get the most out of your holidays, you cannot miss out on the following opportunities – You will not be disappointed!
Spain is a country known throughout the world for its frequent and lively festivals and celebrations, some of which are backed by years of tradition, while others have appeared in more recent dates, but still achieved rapid acceptance. If you wish to discover the most traditional celebrations in Spain, come with us as we delve into some of the most famous and interesting festivals which are sure to surprise.
Last year Spain welcomed over 74 million tourists, a record figure which is equivalent to multiplying the population of Portugal by seven, and the population of Scotland by fourteen; Beyond its typical image of Flamenco, tortilla, red wine and bull fighting, this Mediterranean country has a lot to offer its visitors. The land of nobody and everybody at the same time, the diversity of the Spanish nation is evident in both its vocabulary (possessing words of Arabic, French, German etc. origin) and its delightful customs which contribute to the appeal of cities such as Valencia, whose cultural heritage rivals those of Madrid and Barcelona, and even those of Paris, London, and other European capitals. If you wish to travel to the Levantine coast, you cannot miss out on learning about these five Spanish customs.
There’s no doubt that young adults of all ages feel a certain predilection for summer camps; In this environment, excursions, sports and leisure activities are day-to-day occurrences, making campers learn and relate like in no other place. A study has recently analyzed the social effects of summer camps for children, revealing a rather impressive fact – Not only does the experience improve friendship and social skills, but also provides high levels of both happiness and satisfaction.
Emily Dickinson once stated, ‘To travel far, there is no better ship than a book’, and at ISC Spain, we couldn’t agree with her more, especially if the setting of the book is the entertaining and incredibly fun summer camp. Although it may come as some surprise to adults, these places awaken the admiration of the young populous who perceive them as an environment specifically design for their needs. Below we will list a few books bout summer camps which are worth reading at least once in a lifetime. Continue reading
According to recent estimates, more than 100 thousand young adults from all corners of the world travel each year to study at universities and Spanish academies – Increasing economic aid and easy access to facilities partly explain this increase in foreign student enrollments. There are many reasons why it is worth living this linguistic experience, especially on the Mediterranean coast of the country – Broadening our cultural horizons, accelerating the learning process, making new friends and professional contacts, as well as immersing ourselves in an exciting culture, are just some of the things available to all those who decide to study a language school in Alicante. Here are just a few of the things that you can expect!
More than 90% of young adults that study abroad return with a great sense of maturity and self-confidence, according to a study conducted by the Institute for International Education of Students; If we narrow this down to learning Spanish in Spain, the second most widely spoken language in the United States, there are countless benefits that this experience provides, which thousands of students take advantage of yearly. Getting a spot at the ‘Complutense de Madrid’ Salamanca and other famous Spanish universities is not the only way to enjoy this experience, home staying, becoming an au pair, spending vacations in Barcelona or taking a course at a summer camp are perfect affordable and effective alternatives to perfecting the Spanish language – Will you dare to discover them?
According to UNESCO, over 3,6 million students worldwide have decided to study in a foreign country; European cities such as Bolonia, Oxford/Cambridge, Paris and Salamanca are proud to be the destinations most desired by this consensus, mainly due to their university traditions. But institutes and schools are not the only things on offer from learning in a country outside of our own borders; As we will discover below, there are countless reasons why learning Spanish in a foreign country can become one of the best experiences of a lifetime – Are you prepared to miss out?
Spain has become one of the most famous student paradises in Europe, and not only because of its generous climate; It’s artistic patrimony, the beauty of its geography and culture, not forgetting its exquisite and abundant gastronomic offerings all contribute to enriching this Mediterranean paradise, making it a very desirable experience for young adults of all ages and backgrounds. However the question is: What are the best cities amongst its 8,000 for living this experience? Alicante, Barcelona, Salamanca and Madrid are just some of the most recommended city centers and for a good reason, which we will now explain.