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  • How I met Sheena

    Travel Journal from Brazil Brasilia, Brazil | Wed Aug 28, 2013

    I met Sheena on the internet. This isn't a typical okcupid, e-harmony,e-match -- type of story.  We aren't dating, if that's what you are thinking. She found me somewhere on the internet. I wrote a blogpost about traveling, she read it, and next thing you know, I receive a message on facebook in regards to teaching in Thailand. I had been in Thailand for a few weeks. I messaged her …

    Friends on the road

  • Less Than a Week Until Departure

    Travel Journal from United States Michigan, United States | Fri Aug 09, 2013

    Can hardly believe it, really.  This summer has flown by at a speed that’s never been felt before.  I’m busy wrapping everything up and making sure that I will be prepared for my few months of teaching that lay ahead of me.  This includes: Making a cute passport holder.Finishing all sewing/craft projectsMaking lesson plansPurchasing a scary red grading penAnd so so so much more. I’ve been able to contact my student, Solène. …

    Conversation Corps: France

  • I'm going to assume I'm jinxed...

    Travel Journal from Spain Spain | Wed Jul 10, 2013

     My flight arrived in Barcelona around 9:30am, the exact time my connection flight was scheduled to depart. After asking Air Canada and Iberia desks what to do, and them both informing me that I need to talk to the other for a new ticket, I ended up getting sent to the long Customer Service Luthbasca line-up. After asking a man to confirm I was in the right one, he replied, …

    Me gusta tu!

  • The First Few Days...

    Travel Journal from Spain Madrid, Spain | Tue Jun 18, 2013

    Well, I have been here for five days already, hard to believe! There is so much to see and do here and I am lucky to have this week to explore the city. That itself, is quite the experience! Having never been on a subway or public bus system in the U.S., I got quite a bit of anxiety thinking about how I was going to maneuver it here in …

    The Summer of a Lifetime...Life in Spain!

  • Hello from Vologda, Russia!!

    Travel Journal from Russia Vologda, Russia | Mon Jun 03, 2013

    I'm currently in Vologda, Russia. It is a small and quiet city. To me, I think this is one of the REAL Russia cities that I will experience because this is not a tourist destination. This is like the country side so there are less people. People here seem friendlier or possibly shy. I have seen more Vietnamese people here in Vologda than any other places in Russia so far. …

    Ada in Russia

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    What is the difference between Conversation Corps and Conversation Partner?

    Topic The difference between Conversation Corps and Conversation Partner

    Started by RandyLeGrant, 0 Reply

    GeoVisions has two types of Conversation Programs. They are Conversation Corps and Conversation Partner. What is the difference?

    Basically, Conversation Corps is where you go abroad and live with a family and tutor that family in conversational English. You live with the family and become, for a short time, a member of that family. You eat your meals with the family and do some social activities with them.

    A Conversation Partner is a tutor OUTSIDE and AWAY from the home. You do NOT tutor a family in conversational English, although you may live with a family. You are a conversation partner to a group of people. GeoVisions has Conversation Partners tutoring the Tourist Police in Costa Rica, tour guides in Ecuador and national park staff in Brazil. So you might live with a family as a boarder, but it really isn't going to be a real family feel. You may in fact live in a dorm, a hostel or small hotel. It all depends on the country, the assignment and time of year.

    So choosing Conversation Corps or Conversation Partner involves whether or not you want to become a part of a family and tutor them in conversational English or if you want to be more independent and teach outside your place of accommodation in "on the job" kind of "real life" situations. The choice is totally yours.

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