(PRWEB) October 02, 2012
United States, Oct. 03, 2012 — With the world becoming more connected than ever, students who choose study abroad programs are quickly revealing the long-term benefits of understanding other cultures. Latin Immersion, a top Spanish language organization that welcomes young people to learn in a new environment, is encouraging more co-eds to consider all the benefits of an educational trip to a new country.
In a study conducted by Barbara F. Freed, professor at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, found that the majority of students who spent time in a different country learning a second language earned better grades and a heightened understanding upon their return. By observing students who focused on gaining the ability to communicate in the local linguistics, she concluded that young people pick up the spoken and written word faster than by being in a classroom. Exposure to the culture also gave them a well-rounded view on other subjects such as history and the arts.
Academics is only part of the perks when it comes to studying abroad. Students all over the world claim that they reach a higher understanding, tolerance and interest in new cultures after enrolling in these types of programs. Organizations like Latin Immersion support student’s extracurricular interests and have them explore other parts of the country, make friends with native Spanish speakers and feel comfortable in the city or town that is their temporary home. Students are able to leave their regular universities to challenge themselves socially and academically when learning Spanish abroad.
About Latin Immersion and Ecela Spanish
Founded in 1999, Latin Immersion has grown to be one of the leading programs in Spanish Language for students to gain experience and college credit. the company has partner schools throughout South and Central America, including Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Costa Rica and Argentina. The staff at Latin Immersion takes care of all students’ needs from classes and housing to weekend trips and internships. They have been recognized for their successes in USA Today and by reciving an excellence award from Languagecourse.net for customer satisfaction.
Ecela, or Espanol y Cultura en Latino America, is Latin Immersion’s sister website, specializing in managing Spanish schools in Chile, Peru and Argentina. Since 2000, the business has had thousands of students through their system who report on having amazing experiences immersing themselves in the language and culture of South America.
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