Linguistic Horizons

Program Reviews

Juliet
10/10

Linguistic Horizons is incredibly well run and I was always impressed with the quality of the services provided. Right from the start, Nicole was an incredible resource and was very timely with all of her responses. She really took the time to understand my goals and what I wanted to receive from my experience and internship abroad. She was very receptive to what I wanted and was very attentive to my needs. She worked very hard to find me an internship that I liked! I participated in the 5 week internship/study abroad program in La Coruña, Spain, and I had an amazing time! Coruña is a great place to have an immersion experience to practice Spanish, and I appreciated that she always encouraged everyone to speak Spanish, even with her! I feel that my Spanish skills improved greatly during my time in Spain. The weekend excursions were fun, and we attended many interesting events during the week. We also had the freedom to do many things on our own. Nicole was always available to help us in any way, and was an excellent problem solver whenever life threw anything at us. When I got sick, she immediately put me in touch with a great hospital and the experience went very smoothly. She cares so much about her students and I always felt very supported by her. Even when I felt like my Spanish was plateauing, she was able to keep me motivated and help me. I highly recommend Linguistic Horizons. Thank you so much Nicole!

Yes, I recommend
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Jacqueline
10/10

Nicole runs this beautiful program! I did the internship + program and can say that both have been amazing experiences for me! I came to Peru hoping to understand how herbs and nutritional remedies can be used to treat illness, as I have had a growing distaste of western medicinal philosophy–I left having witnessed that illness can be severely impacted using natural remedies! In addition to the knowledge gain, I met beautiful beautiful people, and Peru is one of the most gorgeous, spectacular places! Both Nicole and Max are great, and I am so grateful for such an experience, if I could, I would do it all over again! Would highly recommend, do it!

Yes, I recommend
Sarah
10/10

This program was by far my favorite travel experience. It gave me full immersion into the culture, let me gain experience in my field, and explore the beautiful landscape of Peru. Every weekday I was at my internship, and on weekends we were always off on an adventure somewhere. The town is also pretty small, which was nice because I wasn't just another tourist. I would do this program again in a heartbeat if I had the chance!

Yes, I recommend
Sarah
10/10

I am so glad that I did this program! The director worked so hard to make sure that the internship was exactly what I wanted and that everything would be a good fit. They also work very hard to make sure that you get the full immersion experience. You're not just an American student in a crowd of American students, you are really experiencing the lifestyle and culture while you are there. The program also cares a lot about it's students. There was always someone available for me when I was there to help me with whatever I needed, which made the experience a lot more comfortable. I would go back in a heartbeat!

Yes, I recommend
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Alex
10/10

If you are working towards enriching your education background while being immersed in a foreign environment, Linguistic Horizons very much rewards that. During my 3-week internship in Peru, I gathered life-long experiences that I would not achieve elsewhere. Nicole, the program leader, was extremely hospitable and very professional. She pushed me to go far beyond my comfort zone, which paved the way for a fantastic journey. I personally got to know the local population, while trying new foods and exploring areas off the beaten path. Furthermore, I also learned quite a bit on subjects unrelated to my internship which will be helpful in my journey ahead. The program and experience was indeed a trip of a lifetime, and it will forever change me as a person. The hardest part was leaving this incredible place, as three weeks was just not enough time!

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Yes, I recommend
Claudia
9/10

I had an amazing experience studying natural medicine and holistic nutrition in Peru. It gave me a new perspective on the different types of nutrition people study. I learned about the many superfoods, natural cleanses and detoxes, aromatherapy and more. I highly recommend to people wanting to study natural medicine and holistic nutrition. We also hiked Machu Picchu, visited the salt pools and tried many Peruvian dishes.

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I think this program is perfect the way it is.
Yes, I recommend
Elizabeth
10/10

During my 5 week program with Linguistic Horizons I was able to engage in new environments, meet new people, and learn new things everyday. The staff was very intentional about creating programs with local individuals who were eager to share their passion, culture, and country with us. I felt very safe and the accommodations were phenomenal, including all the delicious food! I befriended everyone in the group who was participating in the program as well as the professional staff in the program. Together we made a really great team and scheduled weekend excursions to Machu Picchu, Bolivia (which turned into a spontaneous trip to Lake Titicaca), and several other hiking spots where ancient ruins were not scarce. What makes this program so unique is the focus to stay away from the touristic areas and make your experience more than a typical tourist visit. Highly recommend!

Yes, I recommend
Claire
10/10

My experience learning about nutrition and natural medicine in Peru was truly amazing. Through this program I had the opportunity to learn about aspects of natural medicine and holistic nutrition which I have never had the opportunity to learn in school. It was so awesome to get to experience the health culture of this country and learn about all of the amazing Peruvian super foods and herbs used! I have already benefited so much from the information I learned about essential oils, body work, natural and herbal medicine, tradition Peruvian cooking and super foods, and overall holistic health - and it has sparked a desire within me to continue to learn more about these topics! I also loved all of the opportunities we had to hike and enjoy the outdoors - which were many! Every day was filled with fun workshops, delicious food, and outdoor adventures :) Peru is such a beautiful and health conscious place, and I hope to go back again! I could not recommend this program enough!

Yes, I recommend
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Maile
10/10

To begin, the founder and director of the program, Nicole Berry is absolutely excellent! She is always available to contact through email or phone about any questions or concerns you might have, as well as providing a pre- departure orientation so that you are able to speak to others attending the program, and to prepare you for what can be expected as far as what to bring, what you can expect, as well what is expected of you.
As for the program, my focus is in education so I was placed with an organization called Semillas de Jesus. This organization served as a dormitory for indigenous children who were living outside of the main town of Urubama but studied there during the week. The kids would arrive on Monday mornings, live in the dormitories during the week to attend school, then return to their respective outlying towns on Fridays. This was an amazing placement and experience for me because not only did I get to interact with the kids in both Spanish and English, I was able to do community visits with the organizers of the organization to visit the homes and families of the children I was teaching. I was able to create close relationships with the children and it was extremely difficult to leave. It was not only an educational experience but an opportunity for personal growth as well. It was an amazing experience and I am very thankful that I was chosen to participate.

Yes, I recommend
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Victoria
9/10

I found this program online and I am so glad that I did. My internship was amazing. I gained a lot of great experience in my field of study working for an engineering consulting company. I also took a class at the local university and further improved my spanish and learned about the rich Spanish culture. I absolutely loved living, working and studying in La Coruña. The program is super well organized. I made wonderful friends and connections to last a life time. It was definitely an experience I will never forget and that I would recommend to anyone looking to have an awesome summer experience abroad.

Yes, I recommend