Archives for January 2016

How many languages would you like to speak!?

Meet Alex, a polyglot! He can speak several languages and explains why in this video. At ECI we focus on Spanish and French through our high school study abroad programs, yet we still dream of speaking multiple languages.

Click here for his video explaining how languages broaden your perspective on life!

 

Madrid’s hipster church – San Antonio

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If you’ve ever traveled to Spain, you will notice that there is no shortage of Catholic churches to visit. However, have you heard of Madrid’s “hipster” church –  San Antonio?

Read more about this church that will christen animals and even cars!

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San Antonio, la iglesia ‘hipster’ de Madrid

A medida que la Iglesia católica española va perdiendo influencia política, va ganando terreno en el ámbito de lo social, donde se muestra cada vez más activa. Cafébabel viaja a Madrid para echar un vistazo a su evolución durante los últimos tiempos. Quedamos con el párroco de San Antonio, una iglesia única en su especie.

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Classes prépas, un lycée français

Qu’elles soient scientifiques, littéraires ou économiques et commerciales, ces classes spéciales préparent les étudiants aux très sélectifs concours d’entrée des « Grandes écoles » françaises. Uniques en leur genre, les classes prépas jouissent d’une vraie rénomée et attirent l’attention de divers pays, de la Chine au Brésil.

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Prépas: Prestigious High School System in France

The university preparation process in US and UK high schools can be quite competitive and rigorous. However, the French “Preparatory Classes for the Grandes écoles”, also referred to as prépas, is a uniquely selective system.

Click here to read more about what some call the “royal path” in France.