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  • A brief overview of my travel plans

    Travel Journal from United States Louisiana, United States | Sat Apr 20, 2013

    At the beginning of June, I am quitting my job of 2.5 years at Louisiana Tech University to do some traveling. All plans are not yet finalized, but everything is currently in the works. I’ll be leaving on June 11th for about a month to travel around the eastern U.S. First, I’ll spend a week in Nashville with a friend and attend the Bonnaroo Music Festival. From there I’m flying into …

    sarah_vance
    Preliminary Travel Info

  • Montecosaro, 2nd Year

    Travel Journal from Italy Macerata, Italy | Sat Mar 23, 2013

    Last year I had a wonderful adventure here in the Le Marche area of Italy. I never posted any journal entries, but now I am back for my second year and I thought I would update my journal. I am in the same town, Montecosaro, as last year,  same fantastic family, same school and I have the same wonderful teachers to work with.  I am in the Conversation Partners program which …

    deeinitaly
    Back in Italy 2013

  • La gente viene y se va tan rápida aquí

    Travel Journal from Spain Madrid, Spain | Fri Mar 22, 2013

    “People come and go so quickly here.”To quote Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, but it is the truth. There are a lot of people who are at my school that take only 1, 2, 3, or 4 week classes and are gone as quickly as they come! It is so sad because some, well most, are so awesome! I get to know them for a little and then they …

    shan2010
    My Adventures as an Au Pair: a Southern Belle becoming a Madrileña

  • Umrah Vacation

    Travel Journal from Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia | Sat Apr 10, 2010

    This trip was like an award, I got it from uni. students' union at my first year in engineering college. As a Muslim, I went there with other colleagues for prayer and religious duties ... just like when any christian come to Bethlehem to visit Church of the Nativity. I have a lot of fun with my friends there, it was an amazing trip.

    AhmadSar
    Only one trip to Saudi Arabia

  • Sexual Harassment at its finest

    Travel Journal from Thailand Bangkok, Thailand | Fri Jan 11, 2013

    Taxi drivers have quite a reputation, don’t they? In Bolivia, you can’t trust taxi drivers. NO WAY IN HELL. They are known to kidnap you and take all your money. Here are quick facts about taxi drivers worldwide: -They are horny all the time-They tend to smell bad (armpit smell)-They tend to be assholes  I get it, taxi drivers don’t trust passengers and passengers DO NOT trust taxi drivers. There are a …

    gottzuky
    TAXI DRIVERS...blah

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    What is the difference between Conversation Corps and Conversation Partner?

    Topic The difference between Conversation Corps and Conversation Partner

    Started by RandyLeGrant, 0 Reply

    GeoVisions has two types of Conversation Programs. They are Conversation Corps and Conversation Partner. What is the difference?

    Basically, Conversation Corps is where you go abroad and live with a family and tutor that family in conversational English. You live with the family and become, for a short time, a member of that family. You eat your meals with the family and do some social activities with them.

    A Conversation Partner is a tutor OUTSIDE and AWAY from the home. You do NOT tutor a family in conversational English, although you may live with a family. You are a conversation partner to a group of people. GeoVisions has Conversation Partners tutoring the Tourist Police in Costa Rica, tour guides in Ecuador and national park staff in Brazil. So you might live with a family as a boarder, but it really isn't going to be a real family feel. You may in fact live in a dorm, a hostel or small hotel. It all depends on the country, the assignment and time of year.

    So choosing Conversation Corps or Conversation Partner involves whether or not you want to become a part of a family and tutor them in conversational English or if you want to be more independent and teach outside your place of accommodation in "on the job" kind of "real life" situations. The choice is totally yours.

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