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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Wake up your inner child in Latin America

Written on November 30, 2011 at 6:02 pm, by admin

What does travel do for YOU? Tell us how you see the world. Share your thoughts about studying, doing an internship or volunteering abroad. Where do you want to go? Apply for a LIVFund Scholarship. …and then go. Fly. Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras,… Continue Reading »

Travelers and Tourists in Bolivia [Part II] by Mark Guiney

Written on November 25, 2011 at 9:10 pm, by admin

You can read Part I of Mark’s Travelers and Tourists in Bolivia here. On Saturday, we awoke to a hurried breakfast of coffee, tea, and toast before packing up the jeeps and heading south once more. In the morning, the land was flat, populated only by calico herds of grazing llamas and huge fields of soy… Continue Reading »

Travelers and Tourists in Bolivia [Part I] by Mark Guiney

Written on November 24, 2011 at 7:33 pm, by admin

One of the greatest parts of my experience in Bolivia, which is now, sadly, drawing to a close, was our three-day trip to Potosi, the southernmost region of Bolivia. On Thursday, we met early in the morning to leave on a bus for the town of Oruro, located in the southern departamento (the Bolivian equivalent… Continue Reading »

How much is the US$500 LIVFund Scholarship really worth?

Written on November 22, 2011 at 6:35 pm, by admin

Yes, the experiences that you will have in Latin America with your LIVFund Scholarship are priceless. If you want to get technical, however, read on to find out just how much guita our scholarship winners are taking with them. Hint: If guita throws you for a loop, you should pay LIVFund sponsor Bueno, Entonces… a visit:… Continue Reading »

Study Abroad in Uruguay: Lessons in Spanish and Yerba Mate

Written on November 18, 2011 at 9:56 pm, by admin

Have you ever considered studying abroad in Uruguay? Where? Uruguay. Perhaps you laughed at the name of this seemingly strange country in your high school Spanish or geography classes or wondered why in the world anyone would want to go to Montevideo, but make no mistake, folks – Uruguay is no laughing matter. While often… Continue Reading »

LIVFund Best Treehugger Pioneer Award: Trash Art takes the cake

Written on November 18, 2011 at 12:58 am, by admin

Meet Priscilla, winner of the LIVFund Best Treehugger Pioneer Award. A member of the CIEE Costa Rica Sustainability and the Environment team, Priscilla has created Trash Art to promote environmental awareness in Monteverde, Costa Rica. She works with students to create practical and artistic products using recycled materials. Priscilla says her project is “a way to… Continue Reading »

Humanitarian Clowning … Say what?

Written on November 17, 2011 at 8:38 pm, by admin

Lillie is going to Lima, Peru to study Spanish and volunteer in local medical facilities. More specifically, she will be roaming the halls as a “clown doctor”. Lillie believes that “a healthier environment for patients, families and hospital staff can be enabled by friendship, fun and play.” She will begin her “humanitarian clowning” adventure in… Continue Reading »

Oye, po. Learn Spanish and teach English in Chile for free

Written on November 15, 2011 at 2:34 pm, by admin

Oye, ¿cómo estai amigo? Huh? Don’t worry. It’s a Chilean thing. ¿Cachai? You can learn Chilean slang and a lot more with the new Spanish in Chile program offered by English Opens Doors. You can pick up this unique version of castellano and immerse yourself in the Chilean culture by participating in this totally FREE… Continue Reading »

Share your stories with a creative student publication for college credit

Written on November 13, 2011 at 11:43 pm, by admin

Want to share your abroad experience with a cool, creative student publication and earn college credit for your contributions? Student At Large is looking for talented students like you to share perspectives on things happening around the world. Are you a young writer, photographer, journalist or videographer with an interest in exploring the world and telling… Continue Reading »

Volunteer abroad in Mexico with La Catalina Educational Foundation

Written on November 11, 2011 at 3:56 pm, by admin

Care about Education? Give a helping hand in a coastal town in Mexico! Do you have a burning desire to hit the road, head to a sunny place by the sea and do work that really makes a difference? Are you one of the many who feel the need to learn a second language fluently… Continue Reading »