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Impress your host family with these tricky trabalenguas

Written on Monday, January 23rd, 2012 by admin

Want to impress your new host family or Spanish-speaking amigos? Try learning these tricky trabalenguas, or tongue twisters! Erre con erre, guitarra; erre con erre, carril: rápido ruedan los carros, rápido el ferrocarril. — Tres grandes tigres tragones tragan trigo y se atragantan. — Pablito clavó un clavito en la calva de un calvito, en la… Continue Reading »

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An ambitious medical volunteer gets ready to go to Guatemala

Written on Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 by admin

  Ida is a student at the University of Michigan who was assigned a scholarship from LIVFund to volunteer at a medical clinic in Antigua, Guatemala during her spring break. Continue reading to find out more about what she will be doing while abroad.     January 22, 2012 It’s hard to imagine that in… Continue Reading »

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Perspectives from Antigua, Guatemala

Written on Friday, January 6th, 2012 by admin

LIVFund Scholarship winner Shawn gives us an update from Guatemala. After 5 weeks of intensive Spanish lessons in tourist friendly Antigua, he prepares to transition into his 13 month volunteer experience with Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos at an orphange in the “real Guatemala”  - San Andrés. Click on the link below to hear Shawn’s take on… Continue Reading »

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Fútbol, More than just a sport

Written on Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 by admin

Keen on fútbol? Well, there is perhaps no better place in the world than Latin America to pursue your passion for this sport. Fútbol breathes life into Latin American culture like nothing else. In Buenos Aires, for instance, ¿Sos hincha de Boca o River? is as common a question as what do you do? Or, where do you… Continue Reading »

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Latin America is waiting for you

Written on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 by admin

‎ “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell Latin America is waiting for YOU. Make you resolution to travel abroad in 2012 a reality with fearlessness and a $500 scholarship from LIVFund. We at LIVFund… Continue Reading »

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Ida finds her passion for medicine in Guatemala

Written on Monday, January 2nd, 2012 by admin

Ida, a junior at the University of Michigan, won a LIVFund Scholarship to fund her upcoming volunteer abroad experience in Guatemala. This is her application essay [photos added by the staff at LIVFund]. Before the summer of 2011, I had never been extremely passionate about anything. I entertained the idea of being a doctor, and… Continue Reading »

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Study abroad in Latin America is on the rise

Written on Thursday, December 29th, 2011 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 »

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LIVFund hits the news

Written on Saturday, December 24th, 2011 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 »

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The iPod Touch: Your traveling amigo

Written on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 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 »

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Why It Pays To Be Bilingual

Written on Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 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 »

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