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A (Non-Comprehensive) Guide to Spanish Dialects and Latin American Slang

June 27, 2017
By Carla Dager
   
As a teaching assistant for an intermediate college-level Spanish course, my job entails facilitating weekly discussion sections where students can develop their conversational skills and fluency in the language. After working in this position for two semesters, I have had over thirty students with diverse backgrounds in Spanish—some learned it at home, others took it […]
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What Do Mexicans Really Think of Trump and Americans?

June 23, 2017
By Gricelda Ramos
   
Now that the current US president, Donald Trump, has been in office for five months, it’s time to consider if and how his presidency has changed the perceptions Mexicans have about him and the people of the United States. The broad, criminalizing remarks the current US president made about Mexicans and Mexican immigrants received both support […]
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Top Destinations for Recent Grads

June 20, 2017
By Mei Li Johnson
   
You’ve heard the question a million times, but the best answer to what you’re doing after graduation is traveling! Adulting can be hard, so take a break and seize the opportunity to explore the globe without midterms or papers hanging over your head. After four years of hard work, satisfying your wanderlust is the perfect […]
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A 2017 Father’s Day Gift Guide to Latin America

June 12, 2017
By Mei Li Johnson
   
With Father’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of presents for the guy who’s had your back since day 1! For the dad who loves to travel, Latin America has the most exciting options! As Father’s Day approaches, a tour could be just the right gift for the whole family to […]
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7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Visiting Mexico City

May 31, 2017
By Colleen O'Connor
   
When I first decided to come live and work in Mexico City for 2 and a half months, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I tried doing research, but most of what I found was either the product of foodies giving restaurant recommendations or fear monger-ers talking about how presumably dangerous Mexico City was. […]
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Top 8 Drinks & Cocktails Throughout Latin America

May 26, 2017
By Colleen O'Connor
   
Whether it’s sipping a cerveza in Mexico or enjoying a Pisco Sour in Peru, if you’ve ever visited Latin America, then you’ve probably witnessed the variety of delicious (sometimes bizarre) one-of-a-kind drinks and cocktails that this region is home to.  After a lot of debate and crowd-sourced research, we have compiled the 8 best and […]
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How I Got Lost in a Mexican Jungle and Made it Out Alive

May 24, 2017
By LocalAventura
   
Last year, I headed to Mexico with my best friend thinking that, worst case scenario, we’d end up on the beach somewhere with a Corona in hand⏤how bad could it be? Since he was looking for some peace of mind and I was looking for an adventure that wouldn’t cost me an arm and a […]
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How One Couple Turned Their Honeymoon into the Adventure of a Lifetime

May 19, 2017
By Stephanie Cohn
   
It was 3rd of Mandy and Jeff’s five-day trek in Patagonia, and the rain wouldn’t let up. The newlyweds nervously surveyed the weather, hoping for a sign that it would clear, yet it was unrelenting. They knew the subarctic weather would be unpredictable, but it couldn’t have picked a worse day to downpour. Today, they […]
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8 Reasons You Should Travel to Cuba

May 16, 2017
By LocalAventura
   
There are so many travel destinations in the world, and with friends and family sharing picture after picture of their most recent vacation, it is only getting harder to decide where to take your next big trip. However, there is one location that is making its way to the top of everyone’s travel bucket list […]
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7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Visiting Buenos Aires

May 8, 2017
By LocalAventura
   
Buenos Aires can be overwhelming. With an urban population of 2.8 million and a map that includes 48 districts, the city’s opportunities are endless. But in order to fully explore and appreciate Argentina’s capital, you’ll need to learn how to navigate some unexpected quirks and cultural differences. Following are some tips to make life in […]
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