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    Travel Journal from Russia St. Petersburg, Russia | Sun Jan 02, 2011

    I have really enjoyed the past couple of days. I must say that on my second night here I felt very disoriented and wished so much I knew Russian better. All I could think is that I couldn't do anything by myself in Russia. When I thought of spending two months here I felt very sick!!!  I think those were just very natural feelings to have, and I don't feel …

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    Travel Journal from United States New York, United States | Wed Dec 22, 2010

    “Imagine all the people living life in peace” ~ John Lennon Oftentimes we search for people and places that are drastically different from us and from what we are used to. Sometimes this brings us to the far reaches of our world, searching for answers that dwell within us or searching for an emersion in a different country and cultural experience in order to learn a bit more about ourselves.  Other …

    AlexandraGeoVisions
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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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