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Top 10 Things to Do in Medellin

Top 10 Things to Do in Medellin

08/14/2017

So you’re planning a trip to Colombia, and want to know the top 10 things to do in Medellin? We’ve…
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Envigado: Insider’s Guide

Envigado: Insider’s Guide

08/04/2017

Not everyone knows about Envigado, and we like it that way. Envigado is renowned for its sense of calm and…
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Top 5 Envigado Coffee Shops

Top 5 Envigado Coffee Shops

07/18/2017

TOP 5 ENVIGADO COFFEE SHOPS What makes Envigado special?  Well, in 2015, Colombia’s Department of National Planning released a document…
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Top 6 Medellín Salsa Bars

Top 6 Medellín Salsa Bars

04/20/2017

Top 6 Medellín Salsa Bars Salsa is a quintessential part of Colombian culture. You’ll be hard pressed to spend a weekend…
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5 Reasons Why I Chose Colombia Immersion Laureles Campus

5 Reasons Why I Chose Colombia Immersion Laureles Campus

04/05/2017

Studying Spanish at the Colombia Immersion Laureles Campus is a unique opportunity that is not to be missed during your…
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Café & Cultura Tour: An Inside Look at Antioquia’s Unique Coffee Culture

Café & Cultura Tour: An Inside Look at Antioquia’s Unique Coffee Culture

03/28/2017

Some of the world’s best coffee beans are harvested in Colombia, so why do its people drink some of the…
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Top 5 Best Cafes in Laureles to Study in

Top 5 Best Cafes in Laureles to Study in

03/21/2017

Laureles is a beautiful neighborhood in Medellin, where residents walk their dogs along the perfectly manicured tree-lined streets, friendly street…
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Detailed Map of Laureles: Everything you need to know

Detailed Map of Laureles: Everything you need to know

02/01/2017

Laureles is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Medellín, and with good reason: it’s full of restaurants, cafés, gyms,…
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8 Colombian Snacks You Need to Try

8 Colombian Snacks You Need to Try

12/01/2016

Colombia has a thriving snacking culture, and mouth watering options await you on every corner. From the fruit-rickshaw drivers that tout…
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Customs and Culture: A Beginners Guide to Medellin

Customs and Culture: A Beginners Guide to Medellin

09/21/2016

Learning about new cultures often means discovering subtle but important differences in everyday behavior. If you’re recently arrived to Medellín, you’ll…
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Language Learning Blog Posts:

The four uses of the verb “TOCAR” | Spanish Infographic

The four uses of the verb “TOCAR” | Spanish Infographic

08/08/2017

You’ve heard the verb “tocar” but I bet you haven’t seen all the uses we’ve included in this Spanish infographic….
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The Difference between LLEVAR versus TRAER | Basic Spanish Infographic

The Difference between LLEVAR versus TRAER | Basic Spanish Infographic

07/24/2017

Want to improve your basic Spanish verbs? Well, llevar and traer are two insanely helpful verbs that you’ll use all…
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INFOGRAPHIC: The difference between MIRAR and VER

INFOGRAPHIC: The difference between MIRAR and VER

07/18/2017

  What better way to understand the difference between mirar and ver than with an infographic? That’s what we thought too. Have a look…
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INFOGRAPHIC: The Difference between IR and IRSE

INFOGRAPHIC: The Difference between IR and IRSE

06/27/2017

What’s the difference between saying “me voy para Colombia” and “voy a Colombia?”. Even native speakers have difficulty explaining the…
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Spanish Vocabulary for Reading Books (Cheat Sheet)

Spanish Vocabulary for Reading Books (Cheat Sheet)

06/21/2017

  Practice your Spanish today by going shopping for books in Spanish…. and be sure to download our guide for…
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What´s that fruit? Spanish Vocabulary Cheat Sheet

What´s that fruit? Spanish Vocabulary Cheat Sheet

06/21/2017

  Going fruit shopping in a local market is good for speaking Spanish and for new vocabulary. That’s why we’ve…
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Let’s Go Hiking! Spanish Vocabulary Cheat Sheet

Let’s Go Hiking! Spanish Vocabulary Cheat Sheet

06/21/2017

  Want to practice your Spanish in the real world? Today’s idea is to go hiking! We’ve made a vocabulary…
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In the Coffee Shop:  Spanish Vocabulary

In the Coffee Shop: Spanish Vocabulary

06/21/2017

  Studying in a coffee shop is made just that more effective with this vocabulary cheat-sheet that you can use…
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How do you say “Exercise”? Spanish Vocabulary Guide

How do you say “Exercise”? Spanish Vocabulary Guide

06/21/2017

  Check out this vocabulary list for doing exercise in Spanish. With this cheat-sheet you can narrate your workouts to…
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How to Play Chess in Spanish: Vocabulary Cheat Sheet

How to Play Chess in Spanish: Vocabulary Cheat Sheet

06/21/2017

  Want to practice your Spanish in the real world? Today’s idea is to get out and play chess with…
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Other Blog Posts:

Meet the Colombia Immersion Team

Meet the Colombia Immersion Team

06/13/2017

We’re glad you’ll be joining us to study Spanish at Colombia Immersion, and wanted to take this chance to introduce…
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Barranquilla Carnaval: Basic Visitor’s Guide 2017

Barranquilla Carnaval: Basic Visitor’s Guide 2017

02/20/2017

It’s not news to most that South America plays host to a Carnaval. The annual carnaval held in Rio is…
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Colombia Festivo Calendar 2017

Colombia Festivo Calendar 2017

01/12/2017

National holidays in Colombia are known as “festivos” or “festivo days”. There are twenty this year in 2017, so it’s…
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8 Colombian Snacks You Need to Try

8 Colombian Snacks You Need to Try

12/01/2016

Colombia has a thriving snacking culture, and mouth watering options await you on every corner. From the fruit-rickshaw drivers that tout…
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FARC – Colombian Peace Agreement Reached in Havana

FARC – Colombian Peace Agreement Reached in Havana

08/24/2016

Today, Latin America takes one step further on the path to Colombian peace. After 52 years of violence and nearly four…
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A Visitor’s Guide to Colombia’s Natural Regions

A Visitor’s Guide to Colombia’s Natural Regions

08/17/2016

  Due to massive differences in climate and geographical characteristics, Colombia is divided into five natural regions: the Andes, Caribbean, Orinoquia, Pacifico…
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Feria de las Flores, Event Guide 2016

Feria de las Flores, Event Guide 2016

08/02/2016

It’s Tuesday here in sunny Antioquia, and the city is buzzing from the 59th Feria de las Flores, Medellin’s annual…
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Workaway Host of the Month

Workaway Host of the Month

04/21/2016

 Workaway Host of the Month Have you ever wondered how long-term travelers finance their trips? Or, how to escape the tourist bubble…
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