The Best Way to Learn Spanish: 3 Amazing Options

Are you looking for ways to improve your Spanish? Even if you're not planning on traveling, the ability to speak this language is a great skill to have. More than 37 million people in the US speak Spanish at home. The best way to learn Span... Read

5 Benefits of Taking French Courses in France

Studying abroad is a rewarding experience that extends well beyond that time spent in the host country. It travels with you throughout your life. But is taking French in France really worth it? Are there any solid benefits of taking French cou... Read

Learning English in the United States

Every year, tens of thousands of people choose to learn English by studying abroad in the United States. In fact, the US is one of the top destinations for those that want to study aboard. There are numerous reasons why so many people come to the Sta... Read

Benefits of Homestay Language Programs: get immersed

If youre planning to live in a foreign country to polish your language skills, consider taking advantage of one of Nacel's homestay programs. The benefits of Homestay Language Programs are many including getting immersed in a culture and they are... Read

Build Bonds That Last Forever By Studying Abroad

Choosing to embark on a language abroad program while in high school is one of the smartest decisions you will ever make. The perk of being a teen is that you do not yet have many serious responsibilities holding you back. Never again in life will yo... Read

10 reasons to take German language courses in Germany

Germany. It is one of the world's leading powers and a place of great beauty. If you are a teen and are interested studying abroad, then you need to check out these 10 reasons to take German language courses in Germany. 1.Immersion. You can only ... Read

Language tips when in a new country

Learning a new language is always a challenging prospect, even for people that aren't necessarily trying to achieve fluency. Students who are learning a language abroad can still make their transition to speaking a new language much easier by kee... Read

Benefits of Learning Italian In Italy

Italy is the home of art, fashion, family and tight-knit communities. The traditions of Italian culture are centuries old, and strictly adhered to. Social meals, personal interactions and business meetings all have formal rules regarding appropriate ... Read

Come to learn Spanish in Spain

While there are opportunities for students to learn Spanish in over twenty different countries in the Central and South American regions, the many advantages of learning the language in its country of origin, its motherland, are too valuable to be ov... Read

Summer sports and language camp in France

Participating in a summer language camp can be a life changing educational opportunity, particularly for students who are on their pre-college journey. It is a unique chance to learn another language, gain some new perspectives and learn about the di... Read

Testimonial: New Zealand High School Language Abroad Program

I studied in a New Zealand High School for about 1 year and I really had a good experience and nice time. First, about classes I took, classes were very interesting, because each class was not just listening to our teachers story but had a time to do... Read

Tips for learning French

There is no better and more appealing way of learning the French language than as a foreign exchange student in France in one of our Homestay Programs. The opportunity to become immersed in the wonderful French culture, meeting new friends and gainin... Read

A brief overview of learning a foreign language abroad

There are many advantages to learning a foreign language abroad. Perhaps youd like to travel the world, or land that special job or simply be able to communicate with friends from other countries. No matter the reason, having a second language at you... Read

Testimonial: Hampshire short term academic programs

Greetings from Martin Derco - short term academic program in Hampshire England is an interesting country and for me it was extremely exciting and fascinating to become familiar with daily life here. Spring/summer must be ideal for staying here, by th... Read

Importance of learning a second language

In our global society of today most people are aware of the advantages of learning a foreign language. It is interesting to note that almost fifty percent of European Union citizens speak a second language while only a quarter of Americans have this ... Read

Testimonial from One of our Study and Volunteer Participants

A recent note we received from one of our Educational Travel students! We love hearing from our students, both during their program as well as after. And even more so when they share with us that their experiences learning abroad have provided them w... Read

Language Programs Available with Nacel International

Learning a new language and living abroad is an unforgettable and once-in-a-lifetime experience for a teenager. At Nacel International, we know that each student is different and wants to receive a different type of experience. Because of this, we of... Read

A Mexican High School Exchange Student in Brazil

Saying good bye to my parents was difficult; I mean I was not going to see them in a long time and I kept wondering how was it going to be to get up in another house and say good morning to a family that wasnt my family. That really scared me a lot. ... Read

Planning your School Year Abroad: Nacel Checklist Step 3

Step 3 - GO! Once you have returned your completed application form and been accepted on a high school exchange program, you will need to wait a few months before you find out about your school placement. Frustrating as it may be, to wait that long, ... Read

Planning your School Year Abroad: Nacel Checklist Step 2

GET READY Before considering a school exchange abroad, you need to do a bit of soul searching to answer some essential questions described in more detail in Step 1: Do you speak the language well enough? Are you between 14 and 18? Do you th... Read

Planning your School Year Abroad: Nacels Checklist - Step 1

The appeal of taking a break from school and discovering new horizons through a school exchange is a dream for many students. The choice of destinations, based on second language skills, brings up mental images full of exotic promise. The following s... Read

Compare English Language Test Scores

With the different scoring systems of available English language proficiency tests, its confusing to match results from one to the other. When applying to a language program, you are generally required to meet a stated proficiency level, which is usu... Read

Advice to the young - Study abroad

To study abroad has become an increasingly vital part of growing up, but there are more benefits linked to attending language schools abroad than the mere experience of making it on your own in a strange environment. At an age where you are not just ... Read

Backpacking - A great way to learn Spanish abroad

Ill give you a based on a true story story on why traveling is a supreme as well as exciting way to learn Spanish abroad. A friend and I went to South America on a shoestring and with second to none Spanish skills between the two of us. But we had ad... Read

To learn French in Paris is to learn lessons for life

Nacel has a vast number of language schools spread out all over the world, one of which will give you the once in a lifetime experience to learn French in Paris. You know that the only rich that truly counts, is the richness that comes with living li... Read

Spanish language school in Madrid

If you are planning to study Spanish, you really should look into the alternative of attending the Nacel Spanish School in Madrid. They have 40 classrooms each of them equipped with the highest standard of audio installations; they have an extensive ... Read

The Berlin way - German courses in the country's capital

German courses are not hard to find when you browse the net. But, like with everything, the hard part always lies in securing the quality and standard of the school of your choosing. That is where Nacel comes with a quality stamp in every department.... Read

Life in a Spanish school in Barcelona

The Nacel Spanish school in Barcelona is located just a heartbeat away from the famous bustle of its most intense boulevard: Las Ramblas. This street is like the main artery of a bloodstream pumping hard and fast through every pulsing neighbourhood o... Read

The nasal twang of your French tutor

So you are finally on your way to attend private French lessons in Paris itself, what could be better, you are set up with a highly recommended French tutor and you have listened to a lot of tapes and watched a lot of that famous French cinema to get... Read

To study Spanish abroad - Costa Rica or Barcelona

There is a die-hard myth circling around that the differences if you study Spanish abroad in Spain or South America, are so vast that choosing one venue will exclude you from the other. Well, that is simple not true. There are differences, just as th... Read

The French language and the teenager

When you have made up your mind to study abroad in France, remember that it is not only the French language you are about to learn, but also the French culture. Anywhere you go outside that place you call home, you have to treat local traditions and ... Read

LEARNING ENGLISH ABROAD - the adventure of a lifetime

The adventure of learning English abroad is a thing to keep in mind as you are sitting in the classroom feeling bored, with half your attention span more than half way out the door. Signing up for an English language school is like a premonition to w... Read

Germany: a country full of treasures!

Do you like the sea, mountains, cities that are constantly moving and historic small towns of Germany full of history with an incredible architecture? Each of the 16 states of Germany has its own history and scenery all different but all beautiful. ... Read

Some tips for your means of payment abroad

Cheques, Travellers cheques, credit card, withdrawing money from an ATM What is the best way to pay when you are abroad? There are often several details that we forget when for example we buy a little souvenir of our language course in a foreign coun... Read

The Music Day in France!

Music Day is the celebration of music and a way to discover new talents. This day has evolved from a few scattered in the streets to a major event of the early summer. The Music Day has been initiated by the Culture of Minister Jack Lang June 21, 198... Read

ESTA procedure to enter the United States

Study, work or travel in a foreign country often requires a lot of paperwork and especially for the U.S. territory. Indeed, the ESTA procedure is one of the necessary administrative procedures to study in the United States. Since 2009, participants m... Read

Choose to live in a host family abroad!

You want to learn a language abroad? The best way to accommodate is the host family. Immersing yourself in another culture, you will quickly improve your language level and enrich your vocabulary. Thats why, Nacel is in charge of recruiting host fami... Read

Welcome to the United States !

We want you to have a very good experience studying in the United States with your host family, so here are some shrewdnesses to help you become the best young foreign guest: -Above all, allow yourself the opportunity to experience a new culture and ... Read

Beating the Language barrier in Florida

Florida is more than just the sunshine state or the home of Disney. It is one of the most diverse and cultured states too. According to recent Census the largest reported ancestries in the state were English (16.9%), German (11.8%), Irish (10.3%), It... Read

Study Abroad Programs in Japan Cancelled

Due to the recent events many Universities and private institutions will not allow students to study abroad in Japan this spring. There is regret about suspending the program, but under the circumstances it is only prudent. The recent tsunami and ens... Read

Miss Understanding Explores Foreign Languages

Miss Verstndnis (German for Miss Understanding) is all about the fun and often completely crazy misunderstandings caused by the German language. Theres no better way to learn a language than in the country of its origin so Miss Verstndnis tells all a... Read

Study Abroad Student in Japan Shares her Story on the Quake

A study abroad student from Notre Dame, Massiel Gutierrez currently studying at the University of Nanzan tells about her experience during the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on Friday. She said "I was in a second-floor computer lab when I... Read

Live in a host family abroad and discover a new country!

You wish to get acquainted with a civilization and a culture different from yours? You look for an accommodation during a traineeship abroad? You wish to improve your language knowledge but independently, without attending any language course? This s... Read

Spring Break Study Abroad Experience

For some students spring break is a time to travel the world and make a difference. Many take part in language courses abroad in places like Costa Rica, Argentina, Mexico and Spain. Students usually visit historical places to get a full understanding... Read

Prepare For Your Career by Studying Abroad

Further your experiences and education through a study abroad program. A study abroad program provides a fresh approach in learning in a foreign country and a new culture. You can learn from students from different cultural, ethnic and national backg... Read

Adding a Foreign Language to your Degree

Just like choosing a career for your future if you want to progress faster, it would be a good idea to take a total-immersion course in a country where the language is spoken natively to add a bonus asset to your degree. A semester abroad to become f... Read

Turistic Advantages of Studying Abroad in China

Learning Mandarin in China is undeniably a great experience for the students as they are free to travel around many places and can also learn more about Chinese culture and economy. While you study abroad in China you must visit the top attractions o... Read

Some reasons to learn Chinese!

If you are still thinking about why you should learn chinese we have listed the top 10 reasons why Chinese is never a wrong choice. The Chinese economy is the fastest growing economy in the world. Even speaking a little Chinese will give you ... Read

Deciding to Study Abroad

One of the most important aspects of studying abroad is finding the right study abroad program for you. Spending a semester or more abroad can literally be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so you want to make sure the program you pick puts you where... Read

Top Activities to Enjoy your Stay in France

Combine your french learning experience with sporting and cultural activities to test your language skills, learn some new vocabulary and popular expressions as well as to make the most of your study abroad time. Below are our picks of the best activ... Read

Top Reasons Why to Study in Canada

Schools, universities and colleges in Canada are renowned for their educational excellence. A degree from a Canadian university or college is internationally recognized and considered equivalent to a degree from an American university. Canadian tuiti... Read

The Experience of Studying Abroad in Germany

Germany a land with great history and as we mentioned before German institutions are renowned in the world for their state of the art educational facilities and academic excellence. Learning the German language will yield further benefits into your c... Read

Settling into a new life studying abroad - Germany

German high schools and universities have an outstanding reputation throughout the world. They contribute significantly in international applicable advances in research and innovation. The conditions for gaining a successful education in Germany are ... Read

Hottest Destinations in France

Spring is arriving in France and it's the perfect time to plan your study abroad adventure. Below is our editors picks of the hottest destinations for your language study abroad. Paris Among the most iconic and popular cities in the world. A... Read

A Japanese student in France: discover her experience!

This is the story of Kana S. who came to study in France for a year. Originally from Osaka in Japan, she decided to leave her family to integrate a French host family and a French high school in order to learn the French language. She wrote a testimo... Read

Who doesnt dream abroad to Canada?

Its the 2nd largest state in the world, its a bilingual country: English and French. Wonderful landscape, its one of only country where summer like winter all its amazing. Heritage American and French, various cultures are in the place. For exampl... Read

Chinese and Arabic the next languages of the world?

Among the 6,000 languages spoken in the world the ones that seem to stand out the most are Chinese and Arabic. Because of their diversity these 2 languages are considered highly important in the world and its demand is increasing more than German, ... Read

The benefits of learning a foreign language

We currently live in a global community in which speaking a second language is not a plus but just a must. Learning a new language will not only enhance your professional curriculum but will also give you a better understanding of the different cultu... Read

More than a school, Notre Dame International High School!

Another blog to share with students interested in International studies: You may read the adventures of students in an American School in Paris! Its really funny! You can see photos and the everyday life of these foreign students in the city of Pa... Read

Prepare the TOEIC exam!

The TOEIC is the most recognized English test in the world. Many companies of all around the world use it. His goal: to measure and certify the English level of international people whose mother tongue is not English.It may be students looking for jo... Read

Let's go to Glasgow!

Scotland is a sweet country with beautiful landscapes. Based in Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, the Glasgow School of English provides the ideal location to enjoy the culture, history, arts and music, great food, outdoor sports, and beauti... Read

Learn English in LIVERPOOL!

Do you know Liverpool? The city of The Beatles and the famous football team of Reds. What better way than to combine the fun of learning English and enjoy the fun of the culture of this country and this city full of resources. For learn the Englis... Read

Longevity and quality are good!

Nacel proposes its services since 1957: language travels have always been appreciated by parents and children. Today we can say that Nacel saw several generations, one after the other. Parents spent good time with those programs, so they want their c... Read

Spend a year abroad with a High School program!

If you're eager of improving your skills in any foreign language, take this opportunity! The Academic Year Program enables a young student (between 13 and 18) to go for the whole academic year abroad. You can also take part in for a shorter perio... Read

How can I learn a foreign language?!

You're eager to learn a new language? Here are some advises on what you can do to achieve it! Learn on your own: you can begin to learn any language on your own, for example by reading newspapers or books in the language in question, listening to... Read

Host family and host family: why are they so different?

A "typical" host family with 2 lovely children: that could be what comes to mind when thinking about what a host family is. However, it exists various types of host "families", generally depending on which kind of program abroad y... Read

Follow the path of champions with Sports Summer Camps!

Some weeks ago we told you about the French organism SEJ (Sports Elite Jeunes) and their original discount for the 2010 FIFA World Cup on soccer summer camps. Did you know that if you take part in these sports camps you could follow the path of some ... Read

Mum will love soccer and the FIFA World Cup more than ever

For the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the French organism SEJ (Sports Elite Jeunes) decided to launch a special and original discount. Mums, you who usually hate soccer, you'll now like it more than ever. You know what? If your teen get en... Read

Have you ever heard about Spanglish?

Spanglish is a hybrid of Spanish and English that mainly Latinos living in the USA use. Spanglish is slightly different from place to place. It's spoken in Gibraltar (it's called Llanito there), but mainly throughout the American continent... Read

How to deal with culture shock when going abroad

Three weeks ago we talked about "culture shock" and tried to understand better what it deals with. Here are some advices to make the culture shock less important and the recovery easier when going abroad.1) Cultural relativism: focus on the... Read

Some good reasons to learn Arabic!

Arabic, as part of the Semitic languages, is a very ancient language. As a result, it has had a strong influence in many other languages. For some of you, you can be sure that you use several arabic words every day without even being aware of it! As ... Read

Work and Travel in Australia: what else?

Some days ago we introduced you to the Work and Travel program in New Zealand. The same program also exists in Australia! Have you ever dreamt of visiting Australia? Make your dream come true! Let's work and travel in this big country! Australia ... Read

Interested in studying abroad? Let's go to Canada!

Combining secondary school studies and homestay in an English speaking or French speaking host family... it's the best way to dramatically improve your English and/or French language skills, don't you think?! Maybe you should consider enrolli... Read

Let's have some fun at St Paul!

And what about fun and leisures? These are surely two keywords if you want to enjoy your academic year abroad. At St Paul Preparation School the students' self-development is fundamental, that's why it offers a pleasant school life through a ... Read

Enrique's unique experience at St Paul Preparatory School

Enrique comes from Chile. Last year, he spent a semesterat St Paul Preparatory School. Here is his testimonial of what he considers to be "the most important experience of his life". This unique experience not only enabled him to improve hi... Read

Language School in Granada: Marie's Testimonial

Marie is a French student aged 26. She decided to study in Nacel's language school in Granada for 4 weeks. Afterwards, she accepted to give us a short interview to speak about her experience. If you plan to study Spanish in Granada with us, this ... Read

Life in Germany: Useful Vocabulary to Travel in Germany

You will stay in Germany for a while. Here are some useful sentences and words to use while there! Meeting people How are you? Wie geht es Ihnen? I'm happy to meet you! Es freut mich, Ihre Bekanntschaft zu machen. Did you travel well? Haben sie d... Read

Canadian Host Family : About Manners and Meals in Canada

Going to Canada? The advices below will help you with meals and manners there! :-) Meals -Food in Canada can be different from the one you are used to. Try to sample everything, and if you don't like something, say it (politely and tactfully) to ... Read

Host Family in Spain : About Spanish Meals!

So you're going to Spain, and you want to know how meals are taken there? Read this short article to get more information about Spanish meals! In Spain, there are three main meals. Meals are usually taken late. Breakfast (desayuno): Usually taken... Read

American Host Family : About Meals and Hygiene

Meals and hygiene are two important components of everyday life : if you are going to live in an American host family, these advices below may be very useful! American Meals There are usually 3 meals in the typical American day: Breakfast Taken aroun... Read

American Host Family: General Information about Life in USA

Want to get general information about American life, especially in an American host family? This article is for you! About customs If you get in touch with the police, always stay calm and polite. :-) Regarding clothes, American are very tolerant, bu... Read

Host Family in England and Ireland: Food Tips!

You are going to Ireland or to England, and you will be hosted by a local host family? Here are some useful information and advices related to food and meals! About meals! Generally, there are 3 meals in the UK: -Breakfast: you will generally have ca... Read

How to get College Credits for Language Courses Abroad

You definitively want to earn credits with your language course abroad. Don't worry; it can be really simple, as long as you organize the procedure in advance! Whether you are thinking to go with a well structured program or are planning a more ... Read

Work and Study in Canada: Ababacar's testimonial!

Here is Ababacar's testimonial. Ababacar, a young 26 years old French student, is currently participating in the Work and Study program in Canada. The Work and Study program in Canada allows students to learn English in a carefully selected langu... Read

Testimonial: Angela, 15 years old, Academic Year in Japan

Here is Angela testimonials, a young Romanian who participated in our High School program in Japan when she was 15. Our Academic program in Japan allow students to live during one year in Japan. During the academic year, students are hosted by a Japa... Read

Free Time Abroad: 10 Ideas of Activities!

So, you will be going abroad, but you are a bit anxious on what to do during your free time and how to take the most out of it? Stop worrying, here are plenty of ideas to enjoy your free time abroad! 1 Before going, check how much free time you will ... Read

Academic Year in Spain : Kari's Testimonials!

Wanting to know how life abroad looks like? Here is Kari s testimonial! Kari is a young 18 years old American girl who participated in our High School Program in Spain. She accepted to answer to some questions about her academic year in Spain! 1... Read

Tips to Improve a Language on Your Own!

When it comes to learn a foreign language, there are many options. The most effective is a travel abroad to learn the language! But if you cant afford to learn a language abroad or if you are planning to improve your language skills before your langu... Read

10 Tips to Cope With Homesickness

During a language travel abroad, you are away from home, from family, from friends Sometimes, you can feel as lost and have a strange feeling, which is called homesickness. Homesickness is when you miss your own country and family. Its different from... Read

How to Prepare Yourself to a Language Travel Abroad?

Participating in a language trip abroad is an important decision, which requires a lot of preparation. Here are some advices on how to prepare yourself for your language trip abroad!1-The first important thing is to carefully choose where you will be... Read

Discovering London and Learning English at the Same Time?

Have you ever dreamed of visiting the United Kingdom? Discover London, its worldwide famous places, see changing the guard, visit the Royal Palace Nacel offers an exceptional program that combines language courses and a visit of London and its s... Read

International Prom at Saint Paul Preparatory School!

Prom night is a very famous tradition from the American High Schools. Many teen movies have a prom night inside, from  Grease to Twilight. Who has not dreamed of living one of these parties for real? Students at the Saint Paul Preparatory School... Read

17 Advices to Get Along With Your Host Family Abroad!

In many travel abroad programs, participants are hosted in a local host family. If this is a tremendous experience, here are a few guidelines you should follow in order to enjoy this trip! 1-Be polite! This may seem to be an evidence, but always... Read

10 tips to pack lightly to travel abroad!

When one goes on a travel, it can sometimes be difficult to pack lightly. We end up taking thing we think we are going to need, but in the end we dont use it. Here are a few tips that can help to lighten your luggage! 1-Make a list! As soon as you... Read

Travel abroad and Visa: How Can I Know What I Need?

Travelling abroad is not always easy. It may come with many complicated stories, from the planning to the departure back home. However, most of the time, you are helped through the preparation process by qualified staffs. But for some issues, you wil... Read

10 Reasons to Learn a Foreign Language

Feeling like learning another language could be interesting but you need to be totally convinced? Read these reasons and youll want to start learning a foreign language right away!  1-You will be able to increase your global knowledge, understan... Read

10 Reasons to Learn English

Learning English is almost an evidence for many people around the world. We wanted to give you some reasons why learning English is so important!  1-English is the most spoken language around the world. 1 out 5 persons understands it! 2-Many of ... Read

Scholarships and financial aids for Spanish students

Spanish students who want to learn a language abroad may have the opportunity to receive scholarships for their trip abroad. Here is a small review of the scholarships Spanish students could be eligible to: -Becas MEC: These Becas MEC are schola... Read

Top 10 Advices to Cope with Cultural Shock!

When one goes abroad, especially for a long stay, he can feel overwhelmed by a strange feeling named cultural shock. This is not a fatality, and cultural shock can be fought! Find out how by reading these 10 advices! 1-First, you must know what ... Read

Academic Year in Italy: Student's Testimonial

An academic year abroad is a wonderful experience for a student who decides to participate in these kind of programs. Here is another testimonial: Viviana is a young Ecuadorian student aged 19. She is currently participating in an High School Program... Read

Eating abroad! 10 Tips to enjoy local food.

When one goes abroad, the food can be a pleasure but a real brain teaser too! To avoid you some problems and unwanted puking or nauseas, we have compiled some useful tips related to the food abroad matter! 1  How to recognize a good restaurant? ... Read

A Truly International High School in the USA!

Did you know that some high schools were truly international? In these high schools, students from the whole world study together. We are going to present you one of these high schools today, the St Paul Preparatory School in Minnesota! The Saint Pau... Read

Top 10 mistakes you should not do abroad!

Students' safety while abroad is really important for us at Nacel. There are common mistakes one quickly learn not to do abroad, like driving on the right side in the UK. Please don't even try it :) But for some other mistakes, a quick remind... Read

10 tips to raise money to fund your language trip abroad!

Many students want to participate in language course abroad, but money is often an issue. At Nacel we tried to find the best tips for you to raise some money to help financing your language courses abroad! 1-Do jobs for your neighbours and family lik... Read

High School in England : Students' Testimonial

At Nacel we really value our student's satisfaction. We recently received a testimonial from 2 students, Alex and Iris, who are currently on an academic program in the United Kingdom, where they are learning English while studying in an English &... Read

Launching our new blog :')!

Wohoo! Here it is! We are very happy and excited at Nacel to finally be able to launch this new blog. It's been a long time since we were thinking of it, preparing what to do, what to say, how to do it... And finally it's here! I really hope ... Read

10 Reasons to Learn a Language Abroad

Learning a language abroad is always a great choice. If you're here on Nacel's blog, you surely already have your own motivations to learn a language abroad... But maybe you'll find some new one in this post! 1- Getting the right accen... Read
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