The Louvre in Paris at night

Bologna: the Italian gem

Bologna is a true gem of a city. Many Italian-speaking students have already realised this and come to the city to study at one of the world’s oldest universities. It’s thanks to this university that Bologna has such a long-standing reputation for educational excellence, making it just the place for an immersive language adventure.

If this isn’t enough for you, we’ve listed some reasons why Bologna is the place in which to learn the language of music and the arts.

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Language courses for older students – Club 50+

Most students over 50 years of age are happy to join our normal language courses worldwide, at any of our schools, as the programmes are intended for adults of all ages. Indeed, at most of our schools a significant number of the students are often in their forties, fifties and over. This is especially true for locations that are more preferred by the older student, including Aix en Provence in France and Sorrento in Italy.

Some students aged 50 and above prefer to have their language classes and activities exclusively with students of a similar age. It is for these students that we offer our Club 50+ courses.

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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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