Beach in the Dominian Republic

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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Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 Olympic logoIn 2020, all eyes in the sporting world will look to Tokyo 🗼. As we all eagerly await the start of the summer Olympics, perhaps one pair of those eyes belong to you! 👀 If that’s the case, have you thought about the possibility of not only watching the Olympics but watching them live in Tokyo while you learn Japanese with us?

If you’ve ever wanted to visit Tokyo, you should think about going this summer and being part of the many different and exotic competitions taking place in the city, including BMX freestyle, fencing, and the thrilling modern pentathlon. Who knows – maybe you’ll discover a new hobby for yourself in the Olympic arena!

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Vichy – wellness in the heart of France

Overview of VichyThe beautiful Auvergne region awaits! Vichy is a special spa town with friendly locals located in the heart of France. It overflows with authentic French culture and is surrounded by incredibly beautiful countryside. It’s known as a spa resort because of the many thermal springs in and around the city.

Vichy is the ideal place to learn French whilst discovering the gorgeous French countryside – and why not take advantage of the hydrotherapeutic facilities available in the city while you’re at it?! For a total well-being package, there are lots of exercise and sporting opportunities on offer. Don’t delay: experience Vichy for yourself!

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8 amazing activities in Beijing

In the east of China lies Beijing, the largest and one of the oldest capital cities in the world. Strategically positioned as the Emperor’s home over eight centuries ago, the enchantingly historical but thoroughly modern city of Beijing invites you to discover all of its treasures.

Why not come on an exciting language-learning adventure with us? We can help you unearth China’s fascinating language, its unique culture, and its excellent gastronomy – the best way to understand authentic China is to immerse yourself in Mandarin in this magnificent metropolis!

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Over in Vancouver

Consistently ranked among the most liveable cities in the world, Vancouver is a place of incredible opportunity and diversity. This picturesque Canadian metropolis is surrounded by nature: mountains, forests, and the sea. However, Vancouver also packs in a large population due to well-planned high-rise residential towers that protect and preserve its green spaces.

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