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Learn Spanish during a gap year: Harvard College Admissions § Applying: Taking Time Off

Learn Spanish during a gap year: Harvard College Admissions § Applying: Taking Time Off | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it

Learn Spanish in Spain, La Herradura. A local Spanish town in the South of Spain. The Spanish Language School is located right on the beach, in stunning horse-shoe shaped bay. Great climate all year around, and paradise for water sports lovers. Book a Spanish language school in our familiar school, and make both international and Spanish friends. There is also an option to follow an internship, learn Spanish in exchange for Spanish classes.

 

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Taking Time Off Before or During College

Perhaps the best way of all to get the full benefit of a "time-off" is to postpone entrance to college for a year. For nearly forty years, Harvard has recommended this option, indeed proposing it in the letter of admission. Normally a total of about fifty to seventy students defer college until the next year.

 

The results have been uniformly positive. Harvard's daily student newspaper, The Crimson, reported (5/19/2000) that students who had taken a year off found the experience "so valuable that they would advise all Harvard students to consider it." Harvard's overall graduation rate of 98% is among the highest in the nation, perhaps in part because so many students take time off. One student, noting that the majority of her friends will simply spend eight consecutive terms at Harvard, "wondered if they ever get the chance to catch their breath."

 

During her year off, the student quoted above toured South America with an ice-skating company and later took a trip to Russia. Another interviewed in the article worked with a growing e-commerce company (in which the staff grew from ten to a hundred during the year) and backpacked around Europe for six months.

Some Options for the Interim Year

Members of one recent class participated in the following activities, and more, in the interim year: drama, figure skating, health-care, archeological exploration, kibbutz life, language study, mineralogical research, missionary work, music, non-profit groups, child welfare programs, political campaigns, rebuilding schools, special needs volunteering, sports, steel drumming, storytelling, swing dance, university courses, and writing - to name some chosen at random. They took their interim year in the following locales: Belize, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines, Scandinavia, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Uruguay, United States and Zimbabwe.

 

Many students divide their year into several segments of work, travel, or study. Not all can afford to travel or to take part in exotic activities. A number have served in the military or other national service programs. Some remain at home, working, taking part-time courses, interning, and still finding the time to read books they have never had time to fit into their schedules or begin to write the "great American novel." Others have been able to forge closer ties with parents or grandparents from whom they may have drifted away during the hectic pace of the high-school years.

Reactions to the Year Off

Students taking a year off prior to Harvard are doing what students from the U.K. do with their so-called "gap year." Other countries have mandatory military service for varying periods of time. Regardless of why they took the year off or what they did, students are effusive in their praise. Many speak of their year away as a "life-altering" experience or a "turning point," and most feel that its full value can never be measured and will pay dividends the rest of their lives. Many come to college with new visions of their academic plans, their extracurricular pursuits, the intangibles they hoped to gain in college, and the career possibilities they observed in their year away. Virtually all would do it again.

 

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The Benefits of Being Bilingual.

The Benefits of Being Bilingual. | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it

The Benefits of Being Bilingual are aplenty. Bilingualism helps fight off dementia, increases logical thinking, and promotes cultural sensitivity!

 

Learning Spanish in Spain, La Herradura, means learning the language in a proficient and fast way due to the locality of this beautiful and safe Spanish town. a great place to spend the holidays with the whole family. Info: www.spanish-school-herradura.com  

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"The benefits of being bilingual are numerous. I’ve gone through a lot of them in various places on this site, but I wanted to have one post that consolidated all of them. I will continuously update this post as I find more benefits and as new research is uncovered on the benefits of being bilingual. Or multilingual".

 

Jeffrey Nelson is a husband, father, and author on bilingualism, language learning, and culture. He has been featured on, and is a regular contributor for top bilingual websites like Spanglishbaby.com, Growingupbilingual.com, and Multilingualliving.com as well as the author of an Ebook on language learning. He is currently living in the Midwestern United States with his mexican wife and their bilingual son.

 

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#Learn #Spanish #online: professional online Spanish courses developed and evaluated by qualified and experienced Spanish native teachers in Spain.

 For children (+9 years), teenagers and adults. More info:

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Tips for the Heat - Under the Spanish Sun Piccavey.com by Molly Sears

Tips for the Heat - Under the Spanish Sun Piccavey.com by Molly Sears | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it

Tips for the Heat- Under the Spanish Sun.I have prepared this list to offer tips for coping with heat. After living in Andalusia many years, watching locals

 

#LearnSpanish in #Spain: La Herradura is a beautiful coastal town with great long beach, in horsehoe shaped bay. Here the temperatures are very mild, both in the summer and winter, with temperatures between 20-28 degrees celcius.

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Clothes:

Only wear natural fibres: Silk, Linen, Cotton or Ramie. A mix of these fibres is also good. Very important to steer clear from polyester, acrylic Lycra  or nylon. These fabrics don´t allow the skin to breath and will keep the heat in.Best to choose pale coloured clothes to wear. White, beige tones or pastel colours. They reflect heat and will be far more comfortable than wearing darker colours which absorb heat.Wear a Hat. It protects you from overheating and can help prevent sunstroke. It also helps you to keep your hair in good condition too. If you have coloured hair or highlights, the hat (or headscarf)  will protect your tresses from discoloration and drying out. Your hairdresser will be pleased ; )  Always choose pale shades for your headwear. If you wear a dark coloured hat this will attract heat and may cause you to sweat or overheat.

 

The Spanish Language School of La Herradura, South Spain, is located right on the beach. Because of the Sea Climate, temperatures are comfortable all year around, and you can practise your favorite (water) sports at any time of the year!

 

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Costa Tropical Events | Spanish Language School of La Herradura, South Spain.

Costa Tropical Events | Spanish Language School of La Herradura, South Spain. | Learn Spanish | Scoop.it

Learn Spanish in La Herradura, Spain, a country where Spanish is spoken. At one of the most beautiful locations of Spain, with a fantastic climate all year around.

 

 

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Sonja Hartemink e-learning Spanish's curator insight, June 9, 2013 5:29 AM

The Spanish Language School of La Herradura, South Spain, is located at the Costa Tropical Coast in the South of Spain. Only 45 minutes from both Malaga and Granada, close to beautiful towns like Frigiliana and Almuñecar.

 

Especially interesting for (water) sports lovers, and also a unique location for families with or without children. We teach from +5 years to all ages.

 

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