[Philadelphia, PA] – March 5, 2011 – Many teens today are looking for ways to be able to ramp up their efforts to get into good schools by getting the kind of life experience that will help them exceed the expectations for people their age. Towards this end, a number of students are looking to experience a Teenager Summer Abroad where they will be able to maximize their time out of school and do something positive at the same time. By staying with host families and attending classes in extremely popular places like Alajuela, Costa Rica or Marbella, Spain, teens are able to experience life in a different culture and spend time with other teens while learning to speak Spanish in a much more fluent fashion than their peers who have only taken courses in an English speaking high school. With second languages being such a big priority among educators today, this advanced way to learn Spanish is proving popular with many high school students. In addition to their time spent learning in a classroom setting, teens will also be able to visit a number of local attractions where they can experience more of what the country of their choosing has to offer.
AmeriSpan is one company that offers these types of experiences, helping teens discover life in other parts of the world in a safe and more affordable way. Speaking about their Costa Rica and Spain Teenager Study Abroad programs, AmeriSpan co-founder John Slocum was recently quoted as saying, “In spite of the economy and the news emenating from the Middle East, we are receiving more applications from High schoolers planning to go abroad this summer. The most popular destinations are Spain and Costa Rica.” Indeed, many experts agree that recent events only highlight the need for more transcultural experiences among today’s youth as our world continues to evolve into a more global economy where one nation’s concerns rapidly become another’s. Teens experienced in other cultures are said to be better able to understand the events they hear about in the media, as well.
Those who would like to learn more about AmeriSpan’s Spain Costa Rica Teenager Study Abroad offerings should visit the company’s website to learn more at www.AmeriSpan.com or call 800-879-6640 if in the US and Canada or in other nations, 215-751-1100. Visitors can get a free catalog, find scholarship information or even book easily online.
For more information visit: www.amerispan.com
AmeriSpan Study Abroad
1334 Walnut St., 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
800-879-6640 ext. 306