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Erin

An Aussie copywriter and translator in Chile. After living in Spain and majoring in the fine arts of tortilla-eating and arriving late, I moved to this skinniest of countries on the tail end of a year's backpacking in South America. I can't get enough of hiking, spicy food, and buying plane tickets to far-flung lands. (Also jazz. And brand-new notebooks. Oh, and avocados.) Look me up at erinfranceswalton.com

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Why a language course abroad is better than a year at school

A great school with great teachers and engaged peers is one of the most important things in a young person’s life. But...

10 reasons why New Zealand is the new hot spot to study

When planning to study abroad in the Southern Hemisphere, many students have their hearts set on Australia. But there’...

Useful phrases for a job interview

Few prospects get butterflies fluttering in your stomach like a job interview. Scary though it seems to sit down and d...

Learning a language is the key to an international future

The benefits of expanding your child’s (or your own) linguistic horizons go beyond the benefits of learning to commun...

10 reasons to love Playa Tamarindo (Costa Rica’s hidden gem)

If you’re considering studying Spanish and would like to combine your language studies with world-class nature and a u...

You know you’re fluent in another language when…

After living abroad for some time – immersed in another culture, history, and language – you feel great. You’ve got na...

10 fun facts about languages

There are an estimated 7,000 languages in the world, from Mandarin Chinese spoken by nearly a billion people natively,...

Barcelona: 8 insider tips to live la vida local

Barcelona is one of Europe’s most strikingly, fabulously, poignantly, and intensely beautiful cities. Sandwiched betwe...

How to raise bilingual children: 5 methods

The numerous cognitive, academic and social benefits of learning foreign languages have encouraged parents across the ...

6 reasons why it’s never too late to learn a new language

It’s well-documented that children with all their intrinsic learning capabilities have a headstart on the rest of us, ...

5 best ways to learn Spanish

Spanish is a language with advantages stamped all over it. It’s the mother tongue of more than 405 million people acro...

A beginner’s guide to traveling on your own

For every person who loves traveling alone, there are 20 others who would rather walk across hot coals. To them, the i...