Whether we’re students or teachers, our knowledge of both content and beliefs gets tested when we go abroad. As we step into the unknown and travel, we begin to understand more about other cultures, but at the same time, we start to process and gain more insight into our own individual personality and values.
During study abroad, one of the places where you will spend a considerable amount of time is at your homestay’s home. In order for your experience to be as amazing as possible, it is also important that your homestay experience is an amazing one too. Living abroad can be difficult at first, but making a positive connection to your homestay can impact your experience for the better.
The history of Cusco has transcended time and still lives and breathes through its people, places and animals. Centuries ago, The Incan Empire was spread throughout South America as one of the world's largest tribes, and Cusco held the status as the capital of the Incas. Before the Spanish came in the 16th century, the empire covered Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and northern parts of both Chile and Argentina.
Has your high school hosted exchanges with other schools, or do you think that your high school would be interested in hosting students from another school for the first time? In either case, EdOdyssey works with schools from around the world to facilitate short-term immersion programs that tend to last between 7-10 days.
Our immersion programs are an intensive, authentic look into another country, language and culture which make it extra important for students of all ages to go into their trip abroad with an open mind and ready to take on each activity. However, this collective challenge of jumping into an unknown place gives each student an amazing opportunity to embrace new experiences.