Benefits of cultural exchange
Choosing to study Spanish in Buenos Aires is the perfect form in immersing yourself into the language and vibrant Argentinian culture. The benefits of studying or living abroad are endless, you are able to see how other people live in the world and the politics of various countries, are exposed to new experiences enabling you to grow as a person and change your perspectives on life. Not only do you get to learn a new language, try amazing foods, visit new places but meet some pretty amazing people, it may be that you meet your best friend, a group of friends that will last for eternity or even a partner for life! The following are examples of SOME benefits of travelling and living abroad…
Learning a new language
Learning a language has endless benefits, it opens up a number of doors, allows you to connect with people around the world which leads to this interesting and useful fact..
Spanish is the 3rd most widely spoken language in the world? The advantages of learning spanish are endless, the most significant being that you can communicate with almost 500 million people worldwide! This will create endless opportunities in making friends, practising your spanish and communicating with people from all walks of life.
Learning a language is also great for employment opportunities. Regardless of what level you complete, knowing a little spanish will get you a long way. Like many students here, they go onto travel, this goes hand in hand and is highly recommended by our students. You can show off your soon to be or already amazing spanish skills in 20 official speaking countries. Spanish being the official language in the following countries, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela. Now that’s a great excuse to go travelling-to of course to practise your spanish that is!
Lastly, plain and simple but it’s just fun! Learning a language is always fun and who wouldn’t want to learn our beautiful romantic language? Having the opportunity to learn a language in its mother country and applying/being forced to speak and practise the language is by far the best method in learning a language. Getting to learn about the culture of Argentina is another aspect on why learning spanish is so much fun. You get the opportunity to learn about the history of Argentina and importantly the food of course, and might I add that means tasting our mate, wines and of course chocotorta-by far the best cake in Argentina!
Without all those crazy and wild travelling stories, what would life be without those moments you can look back at and laugh. Having the opportunity to pack up and just leave, not thinking twice and travelling is by far one of the most rewarding and memorable experiences a person can encounter. Seeing new sights and travelling the world with someone you’ve only known for 24 hours is a priceless experience, there are no words to describe these amazing and unforgettable experiences. Doing what you want without any limitations, feeling free, discovering a new life, isolating yourself from the real world, absorbing in all the positive vibes, doing things you would never have imagined-this is what adventures are for…living your life and filling it with unique and crazy experiences.
Learning Through Experience: This is by far one of the greatest advantages of living abroad, whether it be in a positive or negative context it is all a learning curve that you grow from, become wiser and learn how to face and approach uncontrollable life situations that are unexpectedly thrown towards you.
A form of learning through experience is living like a local. This enables you to see through the eyes of your chosen country, depending on your choice of accommodation, living with an Porteña family or friend is a fantastic opportunity in being exposed to family traditions, the culture, the food, fiestas of course, the ins and out of the city, activities and nightlife! Best of all you have the flexibility of independently exploring and creating your own social life with your school friends, locals and other people you will meet on the way!
Making lifelong Friends
One of the main benefits and advantages of a cultural exchange is making friends overseas that last a lifetime. It’s amazing how much you can learn from someone you just met and connect with someone on such a deep level. The most amazing part is that everyone has a story that gives you different perspectives on life. You will definitely be keeping your time occupied with all these new friends, the sad part about living abroad is many friends have an expiry date and unfortunately goodbyes are no fun! But remember having friends all around the world is a great excuse to go travelling and of course not to forget but free accommodation!