NRCSA Blogs - Updates Around the World

About NRCSA

NRCSA Timeline - nrcsa
1968  Founded in Milwaukee, WI USA* Coordinated homestay lodging for the Mexican Olympic Committee 1969-72...

Around the Web

10 free things to do while you learn Spanish in Barcelona - nrcsa
Our program in Barcelona is well recognized for doing a great job of teaching Spanish. Classes focus on grammar,...
Discounted Flight to Europe - nrcsa
JetBlue is running specials on airfare to Europe from the USA. Below are some examples from their recent promotion:
State Department updates Mexico travel warning - nrcsa
Mexico has been becoming a safer place to travel, at least most parts of Mexico that NRCSA has programs. The USA State...

Participant Blogs

CHERYL WOOD's Cultural Immersion Experience with NRCSA - nrcsa
The soda (cafeteria) provided a variety of foods for lunch that were various prices as well as quantity.  Due to...
what a weekend - kskeen
Whoa. What a weekend. So, on Friday as soon as class was over we went straight to the train station (10 of us, the...
love/hate - kskeen
I asked the girls to name some things we love about Italy so far and this is what we came up with...
First Day of School! First Day of School! (Nemo voice) - kskeen
We LOVE our classes. All of us do. They only speak to us in Italian. We have learned as much today as probably 4 weeks...
First Day in Siena, Italy - kskeen
So, we did it! We successfully got 13 girls from Tennessee to Siena, Italy with absolutely no complications. Not one...

Planning and Resources

Language Levels - Estimate Your Level - nrcsa
1. Absolute Beginner Absolute beginners are true beginners that have no previous exposure to the language. 2. Beginner...
Finding the Best Flights - nrcsa
Air tickets are really hit or miss depending on the day, the wind etc, but here are some sites that we suggest trying...
How to Prepare Young Children for Travel & Study Abroad - nrcsa
With 45 years of helping families travel abroad, NRCSA has gathered some very useful information about the best ways to...
Berlin Holiday Program - nrcsa
Last year 75 students from 19 nationalities attended the holiday special. It is a great way to learn some German,...
Pura Vida - Costa Rica - kheritsch
The slogan of Costa Rica is “Pura Vida” and that is quite possibly the best way to describe my (too) short...

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Reflections on Study Abroad

Problem Encounter, Problem Sovled! - nrcsa
NRCSA is here to help! While we strive to make sure that all of our participants have a seamless experience - the...
PERU BREATH-TAKING - nrcsa
PART I – PERU   BREATH-TAKING, in a word! I felt just like Yale archaeologist Hiram Bingham who “...
Overall Experience thus far. - achairez
Having the opportunity to study abroad has been the best experience I have ever had.  I am really enjoying...
Study Abroad - Language Barrier - Part 4 of 7 - christinek
“C’est pas fait exprès,” my host father told me one morning while we were standing with the...
Study Abroad - Walk to Metro - Part 3 of 7 - christinek
After landing in Paris, meeting my host family, suffering through my first French cheese plate and falling asleep on...