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Monthly Archives: December 2011

New Year’s in Rio de Janeiro: Champagne and flowers for the goddess of the sea

Written on December 31, 2011 at 7:12 pm, by admin

Word on the street is that Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is the place to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Latin America. I mean, look at this. How could it not be the place to be tonight?                     While February’s Carnaval is Rio’s claim to fame, those… Continue Reading »

Study abroad in Latin America is on the rise

Written on December 29, 2011 at 6:11 pm, by admin

According to the Institute of International Education (IIE), study abroad in less traditional destinations like Latin America is on the rise! And, the good news is that there is now a scholarship to make your study abroad experience in Latin America even more affordable. That’s the LIVFund Scholarship, of course! At LIVFund, we give out awards… Continue Reading »

Public art project earns funding from LIVFund to continue efforts in Buenos Aires

Written on December 27, 2011 at 9:25 pm, by admin

  We are proud to announce that Callie Humphrey and her amazing Concrete Equals Canvas project have won the LIVFund Beautification Pioneer Award for making the world a better place through art. What is it all about?                       Since launching in Buenos Aires, Argentina in early… Continue Reading »

Study abroad in Costa Rica, A Christmas wish come true

Written on December 26, 2011 at 4:36 am, by admin

A message from LIVFund Scholarship winner Olivia Zug. Feliz Navidad, amigos! It’s Christmas, I’m sitting in my room only accompanied by Shakira, staring at my hurricane of a packing job, and I’m nervous.  Will I seriously be in Costa Rica in just a little over 24 hours?  It seems unbelievable. First, I’ll describe myself a… Continue Reading »

LIVFund hits the news

Written on December 24, 2011 at 12:06 am, by admin

Have you heard? Intern Latin America and LIVFund were recently featured on CNN! Click here to read the complete article and find out why doing an internship in Latin America is a smart investment for college students! You can find out more about LIVFund and how you can win a scholarship to fund your internship abroad… Continue Reading »

The iPod Touch: Your traveling amigo

Written on December 22, 2011 at 5:39 pm, by admin

Do you have an iPod Touch?   Well, if you’re planning to go abroad soon, you may want to think about investing in one. Hint: If you’re planning to learn, intern or volunteer abroad somewhere in Latin America, you could use a portion of your LIVFund Scholarship to make the purchase. Think of it as… Continue Reading »

Why It Pays To Be Bilingual

Written on December 20, 2011 at 11:23 pm, by admin

In case the thrill of learning a second language, having the ability to communicate with people from different cultures and backgrounds and being able to understand film, literature, music and more in another language is just not enough for you, some of the more practical advantages to being bilingual displayed in this infographic might convince… Continue Reading »

You can’t afford NOT to study abroad

Written on December 16, 2011 at 5:33 pm, by admin

In case your motivation to learn a foreign language, immerse yourself in a different culture, travel and discover new truths about yourself and your world is not enough to convince you to study abroad, studies now show that former study abroad students are hot items on the job market. That’s right. The cost of spending… Continue Reading »

Manna Project International volunteer wins US$250 Pioneer Award

Written on December 14, 2011 at 3:54 pm, by admin

  Christin just won a US$250 Pioneer Award from LIVFund. She was selected as the winner in the “Helping Hand” category for her efforts as a volunteer Program Director with Manna Project International in Managua, Nicaragua. A recent college graduate, Christin is spending 13 months abroad teaching English to the locals and lending a helping… Continue Reading »

Lisa gets ready to go to El Salvador

Written on December 13, 2011 at 2:44 am, by admin

Click below to watch LIVFund Scholarship winner Lisa’s first video blog entry on YouTube. Find out more about her study abroad trip to El Salvador and what she is doing to get ready for it.                Do you to share your abroad experience with… Continue Reading »