Linguistic Horizons

Linguistic Horizons

About

Linguistic Horizons promotes language and cultural immersion through unique study abroad and customized internship programs. We provide authentic "off the beaten path" experiences. Choosing a less touristy destination provides a more authentic and immersive experience. Programs are available for all majors in a variety of destinations.

Founded
2013
Headquarters

340 S Lemon Ave.
#3533
Walnut, CA 91789
United States

Winter Break in Peru!

We are still accepting applications for our Winter Break in Peru programs! Choose from an Internship in your field or our Nutrition and Natural Medicine program!

Reviews

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Nathalie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

No matter where you would like to intern at or visit, contact Nicole! What I loved most about my experience overseas was the internship opportunity Nicole was able to find and organize for me. I wanted a place that was rich in culture, participate and immerse myself with the locals, try new foods, improve my Spanish, and gain experience in a work environment that catered to my education. La Coruña was all that and much more! The places we visited were so gorgeous, the other people in my group were just as involved, class was very helpful since we were fortunate enough to have such a small class size, it all worked out so wonderfully. Not to mention, interning with Linguistic Horizons is very affordable! As compared to other programs I was looking into at the time, Linguistic Horizons not only offered a lot more, but also gave individual attention to everyone! The whole schooling and interning were so very well organized that it leaves you feeling very safe and comfortable with being so far away from home. Thank you, Nicole, for the experience!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
PLEASE add on the Portugal visit when applying for the summer! Such a beautiful place! The weather is unpredictable, so take advantage of the sunny beach days.
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Kelly
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

After months of searching, I was running out of time to find an internship abroad to meet my graduation requirements. Balancing full-time work, my studies, and internship applications (in a foreign language) gets overwhelming. I also couldn't even get a single response or get in touch with a real person. I'll admit I was reluctant about paying an agency to find a job for me but it was worth it.

Nicole and her team were able to make contact with real people for interviews for me when I couldn't get a single response. Plus, they found internships in the area I wanted to be in that met my unique job criteria and worked with my linjited French fluency. Most companies just offer cookie-cutter positions from their list of partner companies, but Lingo goes beyond that to find a position that is actually a good fit for you. She was so kind and helpful and everything worked out perfectly in the end.

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Anna
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A Coruna is EXTREMELY safe. Walking around on a weekend evening from 2-4am in the summer, I rarely felt unsafe and often saw families or young children out on the streets. The city is also extremely walkable, so it is easy to get anywhere in 10-30 minutes.
Living with a host family was amazing- coordinated by Nicole to meet our personal requests, I lived with two young professionals in a very clean 3-bedroom apartment. I had my own room and access to a very clean bathroom, kitchen, and city center. In addition, the building I lived in was extremely welcoming and socially and educationally engaged with me to show me the city and improve my conversation skills. I am extremely thankful to all of the people in my building.
Nicole was always available; for advice, practical assistance, or company. However, she somehow always knew when to push you beyond your boundaries or check in with you at the exact right times. She is a wise woman with many worldly connections that has immeasurable worth.
Studying at Universidad da Coruna was a complex yet extremely rewarding Spanish-language learning experience. Not only were the University resources sufficient, but the teachers were extremely kind, generous with their time, and knowledgeable. Class sizes were extremely small and limited to the students in the study abroad program, so a lot of conversation and one-on-one learning made for a perfect environment to gain comfort ability speaking.

What would you improve about this program?
I had an unforgettable experience- I would not change a single thing.
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Laura
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Nicole was super attentive and answered all my questions in detail as well as providing me with extra information that, although I did not ask for, was super helpful. She really cares for you and you feel it. The whole process of application to the program and follow-up before the trip was super professional and it left me very calm since I knew at all times what was happening and what I would need before traveling. Once in Peru, everything was very easy. I did not have to worry about anything. I could focus on enjoying the experience and learning from the wonderful people I met. The quality of the workshops was beyond I expected and I'm really grateful for that. I really recommend the program to anyone interested in holistic medicine and natural nutrition. Thank you SO MUCH from the bottom of my heart for everything!! I'm definitely coming back to Urubamba to visit :)

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
The hike to the top of the Machu Picchu Mountain was one of the highlights of the trip!!
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Sincere
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Linguistics Horizon gave me an inexplicably mythical experience. Anyone looking for abroad experience needs to go with this program. It’s affordable, it’s fun, and it’s in Peru. Not to mention Nicole Berry is a beautiful person. She goes out of her way just make sure you have the best experience imaginable. This program makes me want to go abroad again. Peru was an amazing country by default but this program made it even better. This program is one everyone needs to be in. I am going to recommend it to everyone I know. I am going to be talking about so much they will all be annoyed by me. This program is something that everyone deserves to do. From the area itself to hiking Machu Picchu, I had an amazing time. I still cannot believe that I did it and Nicole Berry helped me do it.

What would you improve about this program?
It can’t. It’s amazing. There seriously is nothing to improve about this program.

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Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Erika Quintana Barreto

Job Title
Peru Coordinator
Erika is originally from Lima, Peru. She has experience in educational project management. She has also managed, developed and worked in publicity for social, cultural and artistic activities for children, youth and adults. Previously, Erika was an Advertising Executive Producer with 14 years of experience in advertising agencies. Since 2018, she has assisted with coordinating the Linguistic Horizons Latin America programs.

What is your favorite travel memory?

One of my most memorable travel experiences was when I went to Australia. I enjoyed simply exploring and getting lost in the streets of Sydney! Sydney is so big and different from my city! In general, I love remembering the times I've gone to new places and allowed myself to get lost and discover new and different things.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

Since I started working with Linguistic Horizons, I have had the opportunity to meet a variety of new people from different countries. Meeting new people from different cultures is always enriching. When the people I meet are also excited to learn more about my culture, it becomes an even more enriching opportunity for mutual growth through intercultural exchange.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

At this moment, I don't have a specific story to tell. Nonetheless, I can say that I am very happy every time I hear something about the experience of each of the participants. The students often leave us feedback either through reviews or notes they've written to us directly. These anecdotes are fulfilling for me.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

Since I already know everything about our programs here in Peru, I would choose one of the programs in Spain. I have not yet been to Spain, so for me, it would be an opportunity to experience a new country and a different culture. I think the summer program in Spain would be an interesting one to attend!

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

I think that what makes Linguistic Horizons special as an organization is a detailed preparation and responsible development of each program activity. We believe that these experiences should be personalized, taking into account at all times the needs and interests of each of the participants. This way, each person has a unique and customized experience to remember when they return home.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

There are many factors that go into being a successful company. Perhaps one of the most important is the proper preparation of personalized programs. Additionally, the cohesion between the different people responsible for the development of the activities is crucial. And also, internally speaking, a good team that is friends rather than just coworkers is very important.

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