Fancy spreading your wings further afield? You're not alone, thousands of students choose Latin America as their destination of choice and who could blame then? Whether you're up for the colours and fiestas of Mexico, the Costa Rican coast is your idea of paradise, you're up for the head-spinning heights and delights of Ecuador, exploring the Aztec empire in Peru, learning about culture and identity in Colombia, discovering the beauty of the Amazon or nestling up in a fishermen's village in Brazil, digging into steak and moving your limbs to sensual tango in Argentina or getting the real coastal experience in Chile, check out our country profiles to find out the best places to go, read up on our reviews and spare a minute or two to read our blogs about Hernán Cortés' finest discovery...
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Why not check out our list of useful online resources to practise your language skills!
A country which has been famed for its torn history, its political movements, its varied and picturesque countryside, its fine beverages, its festivals, its innovative music and much, much more, Germany attracts many a mover and a shaker. Thanks to a constantly shifting repartition of power and provinces, Germany, it would be fair to say, has not one, but many, important cities. Munich, Cologne, Berlin and Frankfurt are just a few of the jewels to be found in the Deutschland crown. So many cultural and architectural landmarks can be found across the country, from castles to medieval towns to war ruins and an underground party scene... you’ll be spoilt for choice as to what to do or see.