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chile chile s premier spanish school the capital of chile santiago is nestled in a valley at the foot of the picturesque andes mountains the bustling metropolis is an interesting blend of contrasts colonial architecture and modern skyscrapers lively street scenes and quiet parks elegant shopping and local street markets in santiago you will find the charm and culture of latin america with all the amenities of the first world the city is clean safe and efficient and its six million residents are very friendly and hospitable to foreigners santiago is ideally located in the center of the country this makes it a nearly perfect base from which to visit northern and southern chile as well as to see the sights of the central region in less than an hour and a half in either direction you can be strolling on the coast of the pacific ocean or skiing in the snowcapped andes with plenty of recreational options striking natural beauty and the conveniences of a modern capital city santiago makes a great location to study spanish abroad school · · · · · · special courses spanish culture spanish skiing spanish wine spanish for lawyers spanish tefl spanish volunteer 2 santiago is the capital city and home to one-third of the country s population giving it a rich culture and bustling atmosphere 3 centrally located santiago makes the perfect base from which to visit both northern and southern chile as well as to see the sights of the central region highlights location located in the tree-lined area of providencia just a few blocks from the main avenue 11 de septiembre which has many cafés and shops facilities established in 1990 · 17 classrooms with tvs and dvd players · central heat and air-conditioning · terrace · computers with internet for student use group class size maximum of 6 students student body 67 of students are from the usa 12 from switzerland 7 from england 4 from germany 10 are from other countries such as canada australia brazil japan 45 of students are ages 20-30 26 are 30-40 11 are from 40-50 9 are 50-60 6 are 60 and 3 are under 20 student comments i think that bridgechile s method of teaching is the most effective way to truly master a foreign language the staff was very professional and more than accommodating it was very helpful to have multiple teachers every day who brought with them an immense variety of experience and ability i am grateful to have had this great learning experience in santiago wendy varner usa housing host families private bedroom · two meals per day · 20-45 minutes transportation time to the school · laundry included hotels apart-hotels assistance provided with finding a hotel or apart-hotel location and amenities vary activities spanish culture lectures · social outings to bars and restaurants · visits to local points of interest santiago weather santiago is quite temperate though it sees distinct seasons spring sept nov has temperatures ranging from 59ºf-79ºf 15ºc-26º c and is normally dry summer dec feb is quite warm and dry temperatures often reach above 86ºf 30ºc during the heat of the day but evenings are usually comfortably cool fall marchmay is very pleasant temperatures can vary from 54ºf-79ºf 12ºc-26ºc and it rains occasionally winters june-aug are not very cold in santiago it seldom drops below freezing and temperatures during the day usually range between 41ºf59ºf 5ºc-15ºc this is also the rainiest time of year established in 1990 our school in santiago is located in the neighborhood of providencia which is a combination of modern high-rise buildings and quiet tree-lined residential streets it is just a few blocks from the main avenue 11 de septiembre where you will find many sidewalk cafes plenty of shopping opportunities as well as the metro stop los leones just a five-minute walk from the school is one of the city s most popular night spots suecia where there are some 50 restaurants and nightclubs located within a five-square-block area inside the school you will find clean modern facilities the three-story building has 17 classrooms with tvs and dvd players central heat and air-conditioning a lovely terrace and computers with free internet all teachers are native spanish speakers have university degrees and have been extensively trained in the school s effective methodology excursions mercado central central market · parque forestal and museo de bellas artes the most famous park and art museum in the city · viña concha y toro and viña cousiño-macul wineries · cerro san cristobal gondola ride and great views · la moneda and cousino palace the palace where general pinochet seized power · pueblito de artesanos los dominicos craft market · pre-colombian art museum · national history museum · la chascona poet pablo neruda s home overall i found my experience at bridgechile to be very positive i found all the staff including professors helpful and friendly each professor seemed very caring and concerned about my progress i loved chile and the people here i had the pleasure to come to know robyn janyk canada three good reasons to study in santiago 1 with a mild climate even in winter you can take advantage of the diverse array of recreational options surrounding the city including world-class skiing hiking in nature preserves and of course the beach the teachers at bridgechile are fun and very effective the teaching methods they use have increased my confidence in speaking and using spanish i highly recommend this course cara goldstone new zealand santiago chile chile los leones 439 santiago chile phone 56 2 233-4356 fax 56 2 233-1380 toll-free us canada:1-866-574-8606 www.bridgechile.com

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argentina argentina s premier spanish school brazil s premier portuguese school the capital of the largest spanish-speaking country in south america buenos aires is a dynamic city of over nine million people its french-style architecture italian heritage and general cultural sophistication give it a distinctly elegant feel earning it the nickname the paris of south america add to that a vibrant populace a nightlife that never stops and shopping and dining galore and you ll soon see why buenos aires is a great place to study spanish abroad it is among the inhabitants of buenos aires that you will find the soul of argentina a passionate people argentines take pride in their language the beauty of their country and their stylish customs you will most certainly fall in love with the personality of the buenos aires residents as well as with the city itself school · · · · special courses spanish tango spanish art spanish through music spanish tefl · · · · spanish volunteer spanish history spanish cuisine celu preparation highlights location our school in buenos aires is a modern facility conveniently located downtown with easy access to all forms of public transportation nearby florida street is home to restaurants cafés museums and shopping facilities established in 2000 · occupies one floor of an office building · 8 classrooms with tvs and dvd players · computers with free internet · wifi group class size maximum of 4 students with white sandy beaches in one direction lush green mountains in another and the famous christ redeemer statue perched above it all rio de janeiro is one of the most spectacular cities in the world and that s just the view add the friendliness of the locals the laid-back atmosphere and the sultry tropical climate and you ll soon see why they call rio a cidade maravilhosa the marvelous city rio s distinctive allure attracts visitors year-round but the city is at its most brilliant during the famous festivities of carnival in five days in late february or early march rio comes to a virtual standstill as parties dancing parades and the music of samba fill the streets carnival is truly the people s festival with everyone cariocas rio residents and visitors alike welcome to join in the fun although renowned for its festive atmosphere rio is also the headquarters of some of brazil s largest national and multinational companies it is a cosmopolitan city with a wide variety of restaurants tourist attractions and nightlife options rio s relaxed atmosphere beautiful beaches and friendly residents make learning portuguese in this city an unforgettable experience school · · · · · · special courses portuguese samba carnival blast portuguese history portuguese business portuguese tefl portuguese volunteer highlights location centrally located downtown the centro just blocks from the metro station and the famous saara market facilities established in 1984 moved to new facilities in 2006 · 10 brand new state-of-the-art classrooms with tvs dvd players · computers with free internet · wifi · central heat and air-conditioning group class size maximum of 6 students housing host families private bedroom · breakfast and/or dinner included · 20-60 minutes transportation time to the school hotels apartments assistance provided with finding a hotel or apartment location and amenities vary student body 81 of students are from the usa 10 from germany 5 from england and 3 from other countries such as canada australia switzerland and brazil 39 of students are ages 20-30 26 are 30-40 15 are 40-50 9 are 50-60 8 are 60 and 3 are under 20 housing host families private bedroom · two meals per day · 20-45 minutes transportation time to the school · laundry included hotels apartments assistance provided with finding a hotel or apartment location and amenities vary activities portuguese culture lectures · interviews with local cariocas rio locals · social outings to bars and restaurants · visits to local points of interest student body 66 of students are from the usa 12 from england 8 from germany 7 from switzerland and 3 from other countries 43 of students are ages 20-30 34 are 30-40 13 are 40-50 7 are 50-60 2 are 60 and 1 are under 20 student comments my instructors are all great and so is the rotation among them i would definitely recommend my host family my experience at bridgebrazil in rio de janeiro was excellent simply fabulous and rio is a marvelous city fantastic there s nothing like studying in this country joseph torres usa rio de janeiro weather rio has warm weather most of the year with only subtle changes throughout the seasons the spring months sept.nov have warm temperatures ranging from 77ºf-95ºf 25ºc35ºc and are normally dry summer dec feb is quite warm with temperatures reaching above 95ºf 35ºc during the heat of the day and evenings that are hot and humid fall march-may is very pleasant as temperatures vary from 68ºf-86º f 20ºc-30ºc with occasional rain winter june-aug is not very cold in rio day temperatures range between 59ºf-77ºf 15º25º c this is also the rainiest time of year student comments everyone at bridgeargentina made me feel extremely welcome and went out of their way to accommodate my needs they were very flexible with my requests and made sure that i got the most out of my time here there were a nice variety of excursions that fit not only my personal but also professional interests a trip to the buenos aires stock exchange gave me an excellent chance to see my business vocabulary in action randall stieghorst buenos aires weather the weather in buenos aires is very mild but humid summers dec.feb can be very hot and humid the average temperature is around 86ºf 30ºc with an average humidity of 70 winters june-aug are not very cold in buenos aires but can be very harsh if you go further south the average winter temperature in the city varies from 38ºf-46º f 3ºc-8ºc it can freeze at night and is often foggy in spring sept.nov temperatures range from 64ºf-68ºf 18ºc-20ºc and in the fall march-may from 54ºf60º f 12ºc-15º c activities spanish culture lectures · social outings to bars and restaurants · visits to local points of interest our school in buenos aires is a modern facility conveniently located downtown near the area of puerto madero a fashionable waterfront district within walking distance are the many restaurants bars and cafés that make puerto madero popular with tourists and locals alike for trips further afield there is excellent public transportation near the school including trains subways buses and even ferries to neighboring uruguay established in 2000 the school occupies the first two floors of an office building there are eight classrooms all with air-conditioning and equipped with tvs and dvd players students also have access to computers with free internet all teachers are native spanish speakers have university degrees and have been extensively trained in the school s effective methodology they are selected for their outgoing and dynamic personalities their patience creativity and most importantly for their enthusiasm for teaching their language excursions recoleta cultural quarters of buenos aires · the rosedal beautiful park · san telmo 19th-century aristocratic neighborhood · la boca the first port in buenos aires · plaza de mayo seat of the national government · teatro colón famous opera house · malba museum of latin american art · planetario planetarium · el estadio de river river plate soccer stadium · manzana de las luces historic colonial zone three good reasons to study in buenos aires 1 buenos aires is a cosmopolitan city with a rich culture and non-stop nightlife it has been called the paris of the americas 2 the argentine peso has a very favorable rate to the u.s dollar and the euro which makes argentina inexpensive for foreigners 3 the spanish tango program offers a unique opportunity to combine your spanish lessons while learning the secrets of this passionate dance excursions christ the redeemer statue atop corcovado mountain one of the most recognized monuments in the world · botanical gardens · sugar loaf mountain gondola ride to the top of one of the world s most famous mountains · museum of modern art the school in rio offers students modern comfortable facilities in a convenient downtown location we are just blocks from the uruguaiana metro station and close to the famous saara a flea market where you can find anything at amazingly inexpensive prices nearby is the renowned centro cultural banco do brasil one of the liveliest cultural centers in brazil and praça xv de novembro where you can take a ferry ride and enjoy beautiful scenery the school was established in 1984 and moved to newly renovated facilities in 2006 it features 10 classrooms with tvs and dvd players central heat and air-conditioning computers with free internet and wifi in the same building is an amazing café where you can taste brazil s world-famous coffee you ll find the staff at the school welcoming and professional and always ready to help you with whatever you may need during your time in rio three good reasons to study in rio de janeiro 1 rio is home to many world-famous monuments and beaches right outside your front door is the christ the redeemer statue and copacabana beach 2 rio s tropical climate allows you to get out and explore the city any time of year 3 the locals of rio are some of the liveliest most fun-loving people in the world and will welcome you to their city with open arms i learned more spanish in three weeks at bridgeargentina than i did in four years as a spanish major in college the classes were extremely informative not only did i love classes and my host family but i fell in love with the city as well it was an amazing experience stevi vaughn my experience at bridgebrazil was excellent i was very pleased with my progress and with the service your company provided i learned about as much portuguese as a total beginner could learn in four weeks i think the time and money were well-spent and the staff and instructors were very good to excellent in addition to language i appreciate your instructors discussions of cultural issues obrigado andy shaffer usa my respect for the latin culture has always been enormous and after knowing buenos aires it s even bigger i was very lucky to learn about bridgeargentina first-hand the teachers were all very patient and extremely helpful and the dvd is a great instrument to make the classes more dynamic and interesting alexandre wilson buenos aires argentina i think the methodology is very effective and my portuguese is improving every day the teachers have been very helpful in introducing me to the language and culture i have spent time in rio before and i think it s a wonderful city vibrant and beautiful i would definitely recommend bridgebrazil it is a very well-organized effective language study program georgia kostick usa rio de janeiro brazil argentina tucuman 633 3er piso buenos aires argentina phone 54 11 4633-0200 fax 54 11 4311-4273 toll-free us canada:1-866-574-8606 brazil rua da quitanda 191 sl cep 20.091-005 centro rio de janeiro brazil phone/fax 55 21 2220-8659 toll-free us canada:1-866-574-8606 www.bridgeargentina.com www.bridgebrazil.com brazil

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