Hi, my name is Casey… I’m a student at the University of Tennessee and this semester I just traveled to Chile where I’ll be living for the next 2 months.
Hello everyone and welcome to the Student Treks blog—the place where you can learn more about all of the countries in the world that speak Spanish. The blog is one of our favorite features because it introduces the culture of Spanish-speaking countries from the perspective of our college...read more
The unemployment rate might be pretty high in the city of Lima, but that doesn’t affect the cats that work at the Kennedy Park in Lima, also often referred to as the “cats park.” One of the highlights of the upscale district of Miraflores, the beautiful park was initially built on the...read more
Peru just never seizes to impress me. With every new place I visit I get more and more convinced in how diverse and beautiful this country is. The last weekend I spent in the magnificent and full of mystery Lake Titicaca region. The lake itself is the highest navigable lake in the world and...read more
When asked what they learn from their study-aboard experience, our Language Treks bloggers always say that they learned as much about themselves and their culture as they do about the country they visited. It’s interesting to be with people who don’t see the world the same way you do and...read more
You can talk about cultural differences; you can read up on the symptoms and consequences of culture shock; you can be emotionally prepared or not, - there is no way to avoid being influenced by the startling disparities between the way of life you are unaccustomed to...read more
I’m often asked what language do we teach—Spanish from Latin America or Spanish from Spain… called Castilian. For those of you that aren’t sure what the differences are—you can think of the difference between English as it is spoken in England vs. the United States—the accent is different...read more