“Viña/Valpo” – Twin Cities of the Chilean Coast

I just got back from a site visit to a few of our ASA locations in South America. Part of my trip led me to Viña del Mar and Valparaiso, sister cities located about an hour and a half from Santiago, Chile. I had never been to Chile, but “Viña/Valpo”, as they call it, was…Read More

Festivals of England

London is one of the most international cities in the world, which makes it a great destination to explore and enjoy not only the culture of Great Britain, but also what the rest of the world has to offer. London hosts almost 70 festivals a year, each with a different flare and spice. Even more…Read More

Street Vendors

My favorite souvenir from my time abroad is a silver ring I bought from a street vendor in Pisa.  It’s a bendy snake-like ring that has so far survived 10 years of bending, twisting and daily wear.  It’s a funky piece that reminds me every day of the adventures I had while backpacking through Europe.  …Read More

Getting in Touch with the Local Culture

Dig Deeper – Getting in Touch with the Local Culture One of the challenges that some students say that the face when studying abroad is meeting local student or friends from the city they are studying abroad in. As we would all imagine, most students don’t study abroad so that they can spend time with…Read More

Advice from an ASA Alumnus

Guest Blogger David Bouquet with thoughts on his Fall 2011 Semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina with ASA: I studied abroad during the fall semester of 2011 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For me, this was a dream come true. I have wanted to travel, live, and study in Argentina for the past three years, and to…Read More