Audrey Tobin of Colorado, USA, decided to take a year to live abroad and become a master of Spanish.
She is a wonderful example of taking risks to reap the benefits of such a program, and she and her boyfriend have already adopted many new Chilean traditions.
Listen to her advice on a good length of a Spanish program, how classes go at Ecela, and how to make the most of your time in Viña del Mar.
0:11– Birthday, surfing, move to Chile
0:49– Goal: complete Spanish mastery
1:38– Spanish changes
2:16– Time needed to work proficiently in Spanish
3:20– Tour guides in Spanish
3:50 – Interactive classes with same goal
4:44– Special preposition lesson
6:15– Classmates at Ecela
7:06– Nicest apartment ever & new family member
8:11– Night life experiences
9:43–Español en la casa and plentiful pisco