AmeriSpan Study Abroad News & Updates

This is the time of the year that we closely review all the evaluations we receive from our participants.  We focus in on negative reviews and suggestions to improve programs.  Based on our participants' feedbacks, we are able to improve AmeriSpan's services and the programs we offer.  If you participated in a program and haven't completed an evaluation, please do so here: Remember to include any tips that you discovered so we can pass along to future participants. If you chose an organization other than AmeriSpan for your program, send us an email at and tell us why or what they offered so we can integrate that into our services and pre-departure information.

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Pre-Departure E-Report
We have a new Pre-Departure Guide / E-report.  Whether you are going on an AmeriSpan Program or using another Study Abroad organization, this is full of great information. Our other e-reports include how studying abroad can help you find a job and get accepted to college, how-to finance study abroad, tips for packing, avoid study abroad mistakes and adjust to a different culture. 

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What Improvements

Read our press release on what we are doing to improve AmeriSpan services and programs.  The most recent are highlighted in this newsletter, but the article lists all that we have done over the last year and a half.

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New Santiago Language Program
AmeriSpan has switched schools in Latin America because did not meet AmeriSpanís, but most importantly, our clients' expectations. Our new program provider in Santiago, Chile is one we worked with in 2004-2006 and had excellent results. In 2007, we had switched to a chain school that had strong programs elsewhere and each destination used the same methodology which would make it easier to combine programs.  Unfortunately, we were not happy with the results.  We are switching back to the better program and the price is lower.

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Wanted:  Bloggers & Videographers
It seems lots of people want study abroad bloggers and videos. On a budget? Enjoy blogging and/or making videos? Currently, there are three organizations including AmeriSpan were you can earn over $1000 if you do all three.  Complete details are on our blog:

Recommended Airfare for Spain & Latin America
So you are thinking about a program in Latin America or Spain and you have been reviewing the programs, the prices, the "What We Like" and "What We Don't Like" but have you checked airfares.  eXito Travel specializes in airfare to Latin America and Spain. eXito can find fairs less than published fairs, offer alternative routes you may not know about and tricks of the trade.  With 14 years experience, they are well aware of the special needs of the Study Abroad Travelers.

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SALUD Program Changes

In Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic, we have switched to better programs, and we have added a new SALUD program in Santiago, Chile. Finally, we dropped Panama's SALUD program as we had several problems despite good feedback from the first few participants.

Netanya, Israel Closed
Our partner school in Netanya has closed due to unforeseen circumstances. If you know of a good school in Israel for learning Hebrew, please send their contact information to

New Videos Posted

If you haven't been on AmeriSpan's YouTube page lately, you will want to visit the site. We have added many new school videos.

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