I like learning foreign languages. Over time, I have tried to learn ten languages and have become reasonably conversant in four languages. Through trial and error, I have found these 12 tips for making learning more fun and rapid.
educational and volunteer travel
Hospitality Exchanges are a great way to meet people and travel the world on a budget. I once even met a woman who spent a year traveling around Europe staying with hospitality exchange hosts and only spent $7000 on the whole trip!
I love learning and teaching languages. I think more expats and long-term travelers would share my passion if they learned a foreign language in a small school abroad while living with a local family.
My favorite type of group travel is learning vacations. No aspect of group travel has so influenced who I am as a person and how I view the world.
Probably my favorite travel stories come from spending a year and a half as a volunteer English as a Foreign Language teacher in Kaliningrad. It was a wild, once-in-a-lifetime experience that shaped a lot of who I am today.
Long-Term travelers should stay with local families in homestays, usually as part of language schools or volunteer travel programs. Homestays have made a significant impact on my life and are also highly economical.