Archive for May, 2007

The centro historico at Veracruz

Photo by Will of Mental Wanderings.

The folks at the Language Immersion School answered my initial query right away. I sent them a note and got a response the same evening, even though it was a Saturday. Linda, one of the owners, sent me several attachments with detailed information about the school, how things work, suggestions on what to pack and how much money to budget for day-to-day expenses. It was extremely useful. Their website has a lot of good information on it, too. Linda also answered a couple of follow-up questions I had. If all goes well, I’m shooting for a stay at the Language Immersion School of Veracruz in either late February or early March 2008.

That might be just enough time to get a new passport. That line would be funny if it weren’t for the reality of getting a passport these days. Check out Passport Hell from Billieblog.

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I’m starting a Spanish conversation class next week and have also been thinking about the Language Immersion School in Veracruz City.  I’m toying with the idea of taking a class there next spring. Can’t think of a better way to spend some vacation time than in a city by the sea that I’m eager to visit and learn some Spanish at the same time.

The school has a Cultural Tourism class that intrigues me. The purpose is to teach you the vocabulary and phrases you’ll need as a tourist. They also will teach you about local buses and show you how to get yourself to nearby towns and villages on your free time on the weekends.

You get internet access as a student and they pick you up at the airport, so even with whatever woefully inadequate Spanish I manage to acquire in a semester or two before I get there, I won’t have to worry about a thing the first time around. Sounds like exactly what I need.

I sent them an email tonight asking for more information.

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