AmeriSpan Study Abroad News & Updates

Meet AmeriSpan! We have been working very hard to expand our blog and website with personal touches about the people and programs that make AmeriSpan Study Abroad so successful. You’ll find interviews with school founders/directors, additional videos, more resources and guest blogs from past participants about their experiences.  We suggest you check out AmeriSpan's Blog, our e-reports, facebook and our top 15 program lists which will help make your planning easier.

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Off the Press
* 2010 Star Award - For the 2nd straight year AmeriSpan earned the LTM Star Award for best agency in North America
* Specials Galore - $45/week off Germany, $200 off Argentina, $99 off Antigua, 15% off Panama & much more

Top 15: Undiscovered Programs
Our list of the Top 15 Undiscovered Programs is sure to remind you that some of the best treasures are found on the road less traveled. Further, register for one of these Undiscovered Programs and you can take 10% + $15 off the fees.

Go to: Top 15 Undiscovered Programs
Go to: All Top 15 lists

Meet The School: Argentina, Italy and China
For nearly 20 years, AmeriSpan has been visiting, evaluating, and participating in language and volunteer programs. When evaluating schools, we look at many factors such as the teaching methodology, program make-up, facilities, teacher experience/education, lodging options and much more. In our experience the biggest thing we have learned that makes a school special are the people involved. With this in mind we have begun a new feature for our blog "Meet the School" where we interview and write about the staff at our partner schools, volunteer projects, etc. Check out our interviews with Founders/Directors at our programs in Argentina, Taormina, Sicily and Beijing, China.

Go to: Meet the Schools

Participant Insight: Blogs & Video Blogs
Another useful perspective is that of our past participants. It is kind of like a table of contents of participants blogs so that you can learn about their experiences... the good, the bad and the funny. We are confident that the new Participant Insight feature will allow you to better understand what to expect when choosing a program and destination. You can find the latest "Participant Insight" features on our Travel Resources page under Articles/Travelogues,.

Go to: All Guest Blogs
Don't forget to see: Past Participant feedback 

Ecuador Coup Attempt and European Terror Alert
The news reports during the last 30 days have included a supposed coup attempt in Ecuador and the European terror alert for Americans to "remain diligent" when traveling in Europe. AmeriSpan never wants our participants to worry about financial penalties when making the decision to travel when if security or safety situations may change. In these cases we will allow last minute changes and cancellations with no penalties.

Go to: AmeriSpan Announcements

New Program: Pichilemu, Chile
Meet our new partner! The Spanish school in Pichilemu is run by American ex-pats Valerie Gaino Wilcox and Chris Wilcox, who opened the school five years ago after an inspirational surfing trip in Mexico.  The couple have succeeded in accomplishing their three-point mission of becoming fluent in Spanish, opening a business, and surfing as much as possible.  They rave about the small fishing town of Pichilemu and its relaxed atmosphere - a perfect setting for the "surfer vibe" they have achieved within their school.  Now with years of success and a new facility, it is a perfect time to visit Pichilemu and AmeriSpan is so glad to have found them when we did.  In addition to surfing and Spanish classes, students can arrange to receive college credit and even find additional activities on-site, like Vinyasa yoga!

Go to: Pichilemu, Chile School

AmeriSpan is Giving Away Money!
We have scholarships for just about any current undergraduate or graduate student ranging from $150-$750. Find out if we'll grant you a scholarship even before you apply to one of our programs. Apply using our online scholarship application.

Go to: Scholarships

Spanish Program for First Responders & Social Need Providers - Gratis!
If you are in the medical, education, law enforcement, social work or ministerial fields you can get Bilingual America's Basic to Expert Level Spanish Power course at no charge through The Claro Initiative. Spanish Power is considered the most comprehensive and results-driven Spanish training program in the country and we encourage you to take advantage of this amazing opportunity. Your cost? ZERO!

Go to: Claro Initiative
Don't Qualify: Trial Offer

The Best Spanish Supplement!
Think Spanish Online Magazine is the perfect supplement to your Spanish studies. Keep your Spanish fluency strong at home with a membership to Think Spanish Online and continue to learn the language and connect with the culture. As a special offer ONLY for AmeriSpan customers, Think Spanish is offering $70 OFF the regular price.

Go to: Get Think Spanish

Facebook Fan Extra
Join more than 2,400 other people who are Fans of AmeriSpan's Facebook page and take an extra $25 off any program ($75 on Spain) on top of any other promotions or scholarships. Just go to our page and select 'Like' this page.

Facebook: AmeriSpanStudyAbroad

Spanish Assessment Test - Gratis!
Take a Spanish aptitude assessment exam at no charge.  Get a learning aptitude assessment and see all the other helpful advice and aids Bilingual America is giving away.

Go to: Spanish Aptitude Test & Giveaways

AmeriSpan Study Abroad
Tel: 1 800-511-0179 (USA & Canada) or (215) 531-7917 (Worldwide)
SKYPE: amerispan (you skype directly to our main switchboard when we are offline!)