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So you've heard about opportunities to study Spanish abroad in a warm, beautiful country like Costa Rica, and you're totally psyched. There's just one problem: you're also totally freaked out. The prospects of being alone in a new place and not understanding anything are definitely making you think twice.
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You've probably heard that studying Spanish abroad is a life-changing experience, but it can be hard to decide if it's the right choice for you. Concerns such as how much you'll be able to learn, safety, and whether you'll feel out of place can have a big impact on your decision.
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Costa Rica has been recognized time and again for having one of the happiest populations in the world, and there are several reasons why.
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Choosing a Spanish immersion program abroad is not a decision to be taken lightly. You are getting ready to learn Spanish and have the time of your life while you're at it, so you'll want a school that offers you everything you've dreamed of.
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The research is pretty straightforward about kids and foreign languages. They pick them up easily, and bilingualism is great for the young mind. It's commonly believed that it becomes harder to learn a language as a teen, and even more so as adult.
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Thinking about studying Spanish abroad but don't know where to start? There's nothing more exciting than getting ready to study in another country -- but there can be a lot to think about.
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This is the second part for Everything you need to know about learning Spanish abroad...
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Have you ever wanted something different from your Spanish class? It's one thing to learn all of the basics and the vocabulary so that you can someday have a conversation with a Spanish speaker, but it's a whole different experience to learn something and immediately be able to use it. Perhaps you have thought about an immersion experience abroad before and a little bit of fear held you back.
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Getting ready to study abroad and learn Spanish? Here are some lively sayings that you may hear when you're learning Spanish abroad and hanging out with some of your local friends. Ojo: Translating an expression literally from one language to another rarely works.
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With Hispanic individuals making up an estimated 28% of the US population by 2060, communicating in Spanish is more important than ever. That's where participating in Spanish immersion programs abroad comes in.
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May 9, 2017
Studying Spanish in Costa Rica

Why people should learn Spanish abroad

The Spanish language has been present in the United States way before actor Arnold Schwarzenegger's catchphrase: “hasta la vista, baby” was released in 1991. Nowadays, Hispanics are the second-largest ethnic group in the USA with 52 million and counting. That means Spanish has spread so vastly that it is almost imperative to learn this useful Romance language anywhere in the world.