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    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 …

    TAXI DRIVERS...blah

  • Halfway Point/ Life in San Jose

    Travel Journal from Costa Rica Guadalupe, Costa Rica | Wed Oct 17, 2012

    I am now halfway through my time here in Costa Rica! I want to share a bit more about daily life here in San Jose for both Ticos and me as a visitor. 1. The first and most surprising thing about daily life here is it starts so early! The sun rises around 5am and by 6am, people are calling the house, Janeth has done the laundry, and she has even …

    Co-op in Costa Rica

  • its the little things that so often go unnoticed

    Travel Journal from Thailand Hua Hin, Thailand | Mon Sep 17, 2012

    No class in college ever prepared me to face a giant cockroach chilling in my bathroom door. School teaches you the basics but not the "shit" we really need to know... like: -how to deal with crappy roommates -how to stop taking things so personally  -how to massacre giant cockroaches -how to  deal with the world Traveling isn't for everyone. Not everyone enjoys sleeping in hostels, carrying  heavy backpacks and some people can't stand the thought …

    its the little things that so often go unnoticed

  • Ahh..this is the life...the Spanish life that is.

    Travel Journal from Spain Seville (Sevilla), Spain | Fri Sep 14, 2012

    It has been about a week since my last entry. I have been meaning to write, but so much happens in a day. I have so many moments that I swim in that I want to allow it to soak in and sit for a while. I have expereinced so many sights, sounds, smells, and feelings that it can be overwhelming. Overwhelming in a good sense of course. And a side note My previous …

    Life in Espartinas, Spain

  • Six Plus Two....

    Travel Journal from Spain Estepona, Spain | Fri Aug 17, 2012

    We had spent two weeks at the beach earlier in the month with Maika's brother and his family.  It's amazing when you are on holiday, swimming everyday with trips to the pool and the beach how 8 people can fit into three bedrooms and hardly a problem.  This visit it was a differet brother, his two children and my family of four+one.I felt very guilty having a room all to …

    Six Plus Two.....

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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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