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Leaving the Nest: SPI Parent Blogger Post

By |Thursday, Jan 29, 15|

Introducing a new feature of the SPI blog! Every month, we’ll ask parents why they’re choosing to send their children abroad. Here, Parent Blogger Jim Brzezinski explains why he enrolled his daughter in her first [...]

Happy Holidays from SPI Study Abroad!

By |Tuesday, Dec 23, 14|

We’re getting in the holiday spirit at SPI: putting together our travel-themed gift wishlists, dreaming of snow here in sunny Austin, TX, and researching fun traditions from our program countries! 

1) France

“Happy Holidays” is… “Joyeuses (or [...]

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    How the World Wakes Up: Coffee Culture in SPI’s Program Countries

How the World Wakes Up: Coffee Culture in SPI’s Program Countries

By |Friday, Nov 14, 14|

Dear America, land of pumpkin spice lattes bigger than your skull: we love you dearly, but coffee/coffee rituals just isn’t your thing (let’s be real, slurping down your thermos of joe like your life depends [...]

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    Foreign Language Blogs You Should Be Reading: SPI Staff Favorites

Foreign Language Blogs You Should Be Reading: SPI Staff Favorites

By |Tuesday, Aug 19, 14|

It’s no surprise that, here at SPI, we’re some pretty hardcore language nerds (we’re talking reading Proust in the French just for kicks and consuming telenovelas at the rate that other people watch Game of [...]

SPI’s La Esperanza Scholarship Winner Interview

By |Tuesday, Aug 12, 14|

Every year, SPI Study Abroad awards one outstanding student with the La Esperanza Scholarship, a full scholarship to participate in SPI’s Costa Rica program. This year’s winner was Logan Price, an exemplary student and [...]