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Vegetarian language travel tips

Travelling as a vegetarian or vegan can get difficult, especially if you’re travelling in a different country. It can be even worse when that country is well-known for its meat-heavy cuisine. But there are still ways to enjoy an immersive experience in a country and also eat how you want.

Here are some tips for vegetarian or vegan eating during a study-abroad programme:

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German idioms

German is an interesting language, but not always a logical one! One big part of learning any language is understanding some of the many idioms, and German is no exception. Idioms can sometimes be frustrating to learn and not always directly translatable into your native language. However, knowing German idioms will reward you with the sense of having mastered the language, just like a native.

If you are eager to improve your German knowledge, or even if you are just starting to learn the language and want to spice up your vocabulary with some typical idioms, we’ve made a small list for you …

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Californian vibes in San Diego

If you love the beach, sports, and the charm of American cities, San Diego is the place to go! With two gigantic beaches and loads of water-related activities available, this is one of the best American locations in which to learn English. Take the plunge and create unforgettable memories in the sunny state of California.

Read on to get an idea of what a stay in the beautiful city of San Diego might look like.

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What surprised me about England

Sunset over LondonHi, my name is Dennis and I have lived in England for 4 months now. I am from Germany, and want to give you an insight into what has surprised me during my stay. While some of these surprises might seem to be rather small and insignificant, I think that these small things contribute to your experience and give you the perfect immersion in a country. Plus, they are always a great start for a conversation!

This is a list of all the things that baffled me, made me happy, or even a bit mad. Enjoy!

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Responsible travel: a how-to guide

It’s 2020 and climate change is a topic that’s almost unavoidable. It’s also one of the most important global topics – if not the most important topic. Many people worldwide try to reduce their carbon emissions where they can, but what about travelling? Travelling is as popular as ever, while at the same time the word ‘fly shame’ trends in Sweden – meaning you’re ashamed to fly because of the environmental impact. As we become more socially and culturally aware of the impact of our trips abroad, ‘responsible travelling’ is becoming more important to us. It’s a step in the right direction, but what does it mean?

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Rabat – sights, sounds, and souks

Rabat is a truly unique travel destination! Often overlooked due to the attention other Moroccan cities receive, Rabat offers an exceptional and authentic Arabic experience. While having the amenities of any big city, Rabat offers you more of the Moroccan lifestyle and a more native feeling altogether than you would normally expect from a capital city.

Read on to find out why Rabat might just be just the perfect destination for your Arabic language course!

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College city: Cambridge

Internationally known and respected for its colleges, Cambridge has built up quite the reputation as an academic centre. But it wouldn’t be fair to say that Cambridge has nothing else on offer besides its schooling. While the University’s college buildings are truly stunning and will definitely fill your heart with awe, there is much more to see and do in this famous English city.

If you want to know more about this national treasure, read more and find out why Cambridge might just be the right place for you to learn English, have fun, and find out more about the culture of England.

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Medellín – a Colombian reinvention

Medellín, ColombiaColombia has always combined the best bits of South America in one stunning country. As a visitor, you will be spoiled by its riches. You can trek through parts of the Amazon rainforest or visit Colombia’s spectacular national parks, which remain largely untouched by humans. Or why not trying hiking in the northern Andes and admire the epic mountain views? If you prefer the beach, Colombia has some of the most serene and diverse coastlines in the world.

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Cartagena on Colombia’s Caribbean coast

On the coast of the Caribbean Sea and close to the neighbouring country of Panama you will find Cartagena, one of the biggest cities in all of Columbia. Founded in 1533, it soon became one of the major trading ports in Spain’s South American empire.

Cartagena has the best of both worlds: a rich and vibrant culture that reverberates through the city and lots of fun free-time activities on offer. Luckily for you, our language school here not only offers high-quality Spanish tuition but also an extensive cultural programme that helps you make the most of your time in Cartagena. Read on to find out more about what’s on offer and what awaits you in what the locals call the ‘Magic City’ of Colombia.

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Dreaming of Spanish in Valencia

Hello! My name is Sylvana. I was an intern for Apple Language Courses back in 2017. I have always dreamt of continuing my language learning and now I’ve got that chance! I’ve just started a Spanish language course with the Apple Languages school in Valencia – I am enrolled on an 8-week Intensive course, so hope to make excellent progress!

In this blog post, I will explain a little bit about what it’s like to stay with a Spanish host family. I’ll tell you my current level of the language and what I hope to achieve during my time in Valencia. I will also give you a small itinerary of a typical week with activities at the school.

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