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  • Getting Ready

    Travel Journal from United States Georgia, United States | Fri May 27, 2011

    Today is the day to pull it all together - packing, getting together equipment, plugs, teaching tools, etc. 3 days and counting! Woo Hoo!!!!

    Summer in Germany

  • Leaving the states

    Travel Journal from United States Texas, United States | Sun May 22, 2011

    And the fun begins. I have been getting ready all week, packing, brushing up on my spanish and trying to see all my friends before leaving.  Now the day has finally come.  I left home this morning and took one flight so far. I'm just hanging out at the houston airport waiting for my flight to costa rica. I'm really excited to finally be going down there. i look forward …

    Summer in Costa Rica

  • The First Few Days

    Travel Journal from China Beijing, China | Mon May 23, 2011

    So, I'm in Beijing! Got in on Saturday afternoon, got picked up from the airport by a guy from the program named Jerry, and checked into my hotel. I think the best way to describe Beijing for me so far is: insane. I thought I had a pretty basic background in Chinese, but nothing could have prepared me for the language barrier. But that's what I'm here for, to learn …

    The Beijing Experience

  • It's Almost Here

    Travel Journal from United States New York, United States | Wed May 18, 2011

         Well, it's almost here. I leave for Spain next Friday. Everything has happened SO fast. I only found out that I had a host family about a month ago, so it's been quite a whirlwind. There are so many emotions going on within me, but it's mainly excitement. I'm currently in Grad School working towards my Masters Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (it's a mouthful, I know). …

    Teaching English in Spain :-)

  • Excited!

    Travel Journal from United States Maryland, United States | Tue May 17, 2011

    So it's about 2.5 weeks until I leave... I've been planning this for so long, I can't believe that I'm so close! I'm super excited and looking forward to everything: the good, the bad, and the ugly... haha Tomorrow I'm going to the travel nurse for some vaccines and my malaria pills... I should probably get some good bug spray too! I haven't started packing yet, but that's one of my favorite parts …

    Cambodia- Summer 2011

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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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