12 Reasons to Study Abroad During High School

“…studying abroad isn’t just an important part of a well-rounded educational experience. It’s also becoming increasingly important for success in the modern global economy. Getting ahead in today’s workplaces isn’t just about the skills you bring from the classroom. It’s also about the experience you have with the world beyond our borders—with people, and languages, and cultures that are very different from our own.”—First Lady Michelle Obama

8 Fun Ways to Keep Language Learning Going Over the Summer

Ahh, summer... Swimming, popsicles and sleepovers—at least that’s what I remember of my childhood summers. In addition to the fun summer brings, it’s also a great time to learn a new world language or continue on the path to language proficiency.

A Summer Living Immersed in Language: Highlights from the 2014 Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy

For nearly a century, Middlebury College’s renowned Language Schools—featuring the motto No English Spoken Here®—have enabled educators, business leaders and those who simply have a love for language, to become proficient in the language of their choice.

4 Tips for Making the Most of Your Abroad Experience

Double-Check Your Directions
“While traveling in Europe, I realized I was on the wrong half of a train leaving Switzerland. I needed to go to Frankfurt, but the half I was on was headed to Milan. I jumped off the moving train and then—surprise!—had to rush back through border patrol before dashing through the station to jump onto the already moving half of the train headed in the proper direction.” Susan Lafky
Find a New Perspective

Tianjin Getaway

This past Saturday we took students to Tianjin, a municipality around two hours away from Beijing. Tianjin is the fourth largest city in China by population, and has been a major seaport and gateway to China since the city’s formation.

El Camino de Santiago (The Way of Saint James)

Comillas happens to be one of the stops on the northern route of the famous Way of Saint James or commonly known as El Camino de Santiago.  Comillas Academy students watched the film called “The Way” starring Martin Sheen as an introduction to the many reasons why hundreds of people annually make this pilgrimage.  

Arrival in Comillas

At exactly 1:25 pm (Spain time!), 48 students, two teachers and the activities coordinator arrived at the ABBA Comillas Hotel. They are pretty tired, but we are checking them in and they will go up to their rooms to shower and rest. They will have lunch after that and then unpack and nap. There is a planned walk around town and then back to the hotel for the welcome meeting and signing of the Language Pledge.
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