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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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Costa Rica: La Pura Vida

Written on Friday, January 20th, 2012 by admin

LIVFund Scholarship winner Olivia Zug’s interpretation of pura vida. pura vida: the unofficial slogan of Costa Rica pura vida: Spanish for “pure or simple life” pura vida means: living sufficiently, but magnificently never using more than I need learning about and with other people instead of focusing on temporary, material things finding new ways to… Continue Reading »

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Costa Rica: Small country, big opportunities

Written on Friday, January 20th, 2012 by admin

Have you met Olivia? She won a LIVFund Scholarship to fund her study abroad trip to Costa Rica with USAC over her winter break from school at the University of Maryland. Below is her latest update from Puntarenas, Costa Rica, but in case you missed her previous entries, you can read them by clicking on the links… Continue Reading »

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Fireworks and leaps of faith in Costa Rica

Written on Thursday, January 19th, 2012 by admin

Have you met Olivia? She won a LIVFund Scholarship to fund her study abroad trip to Costa Rica with USAC over her winter break from school at the University of Maryland. Below is her latest update from Puntarenas, Costa Rica, but in case you missed her previous entries, you can read them by clicking on… Continue Reading »

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An update from Olivia on study abroad with USAC in Costa Rica

Written on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 by admin

Puntarenas is actually heaven. It’s so hard to believe I’m really here. I thought three weeks would go slowly, but sadly the first weekend is almost here. Spanish class has been fantástico! I feel like I’m really getting better, but communicating with my host family, who literally speaks no English, is still difficult. I have… Continue Reading »

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Ian wins scholarship to do internship abroad in Bolivia

Written on Thursday, January 12th, 2012 by admin

Ian is the first intern to receive a LIVFund Scholarship to fund his abroad program. A student at University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland, he is traveling to Bolivia to do an internship with Proyecto Horizonte. Not only is Ian a pioneer for LIVFund, he is also a pioneer at his home university. Determined to find a program… 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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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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Public art project earns funding from LIVFund to continue efforts in Buenos Aires

Written on Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 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 »

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