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Travel blogs, stories and tips to help with language learning whether you’re at home or abroad – with specific tips and tricks for learning German or learning Spanish in study abroad programs, online courses and travel experiences.

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Learn Languages While Traveling

Quick tips, blogs and recommendations for learning languages while traveling, at home or online + travel blogs about my experiences learning German and learning Spanish

Learn German

I’ve done German language courses at a handful of different schools in Berlin, as well as online and using apps. Here are some of my recommendations:

did Deutsch-Institut

Located in west Berlin, the did Deutsch-Institut came highly recommended – it’s not the cheapest language school in Berlin, but their program was really effective. I took a one-month course to start my German language studies. Read more about my experiences learning German here.

Berlin Volkshochschule

One of the most affordable options for learning German in Germany, the Volkshochschule are the community schools throughout every German city . You can find cheap German language courses and European citizens can even often receive credit and discounts for attending courses long-term.

Learn Spanish

Spanish is one of the world’s most beautiful languages and because of my passion for traveling throughout Latin America and other Spanish-speaking countries (especially Spain), I’ve made a point to repeatedly study Spanish. Again, many of my initial studies were done online and through apps, but I’ve also taken the opportunity to study Spanish in Spain at the following two language schools.


I did a four week course with CLIC in their Seville language school. I stayed in their campus housing and spent my mornings studying the language – it was an incredible experience and being based in Seville for a month, I really got to discover the city’s beauty and history. Read more about my experience studying Spanish in Seville here.

Gondwana Community

My most recent language course, I did a one-week program with the Gondwana Community in Conil (near Cadiz). This was one of my most successful Spanish language programs because I also paired the language course with a Spanish culinary course. The biggest benefit to learning Spanish with the Gondwana Community was the attention to detail and personalization of my program. Unfortunately, this language school no longer operates.

Costa Rica Words and Phrases to Know Before Visiting

Since studying Spanish intermittently throughout my life, I’ve picked up enough basic phrases and words to get by in most Spanish-speaking countries. But when visiting Costa Rica this past winter in the heart of Central America, I suddenly found myself speechless. As I quickly learned, the Spanish they speak in Costa Rica is slightly different …

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