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Guadadalajara is known to many as the Pearl of the West. The city was established in 1533. The purpose of the initial establishment was to secure the recent conquests made by the Spanish Conquistadors and to provide defense against still-hostile natives, which were very fierce warriors whose demise was only contributed to their lack of gun powder based weaponry. In 1542, records indicate that 126 people were living in Guadalajara, and in the same year, the status of city was conferred by the Spanish king.
Guadalajara is one of the cities that boast the most well preserved Historic Downtown Areas in Latin America where travelers can witness the progressive evolution of not just the region but the entire country thanks to the buildings that adorn the landscape. For example; you will be able to see the astonishing architectonic jewels of the Catholic Church as well as the lavishing government palaces that served as the administrative neurological center for the Spanish crowne in the new world. In these buildings you will also see breathtaking murals that project the patriotism of the independence movement as well as the furious political sentiment of the revolution and strive for social equality of the workers' movement. You can rest assured that Guadalajara is not one of those places that only basks in the glory of its past but rather prides itself of its current prosperity and even brighter future.
The city has hosted several important international events, such as the first Iberoamerican Summit in 1991, the Third Summit of Heads of State and Governments from Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union in 2004, the International Promoters of Culture Summit in 2005, and will be the host city of the 2011 Pan American Games. It was also named the American Capital of Culture as well as Educator City due to the high quality and volume of universities by the Organization of American States in 2005 and the first Smart City in Mexico due to its use of technology in development.
In a 2007 research of the FDi magazine Guadalajara was the highest ranking major Mexican city having the second strongest economic potential of any major North American city and only Chicago scored more highly for sheer economic potential, in the same research was considered the "city of the future" due to its youthful population, low unemployment and large number of recent foreign investment deals, it was also found the third most business friendly city in all of North America.
Chicago is the largest city in the US state of Illinois and the third most populous city in the United States. Chicago was incorporated as a town in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed. Today, the city retains its status as a major hub for industry, telecommunications and infrastructure, with O'Hare International Airport being the second busiest airport in the world in terms of traffic movements.
The city's notoriety has found expression in numerous forms of popular culture, including novels, plays, movies, songs, various types of journals (for example, sports, entertainment, business, trade, and academic), and the news media. Chicago has many nicknames, which reflect the impressions and opinions about historical and contemporary Chicago.
New York is the most populous city in the United States and one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. The home of the United Nations Headquarters, New York is an important center for international affairs and is widely deemed the cultural capital of the world.
Many districts and landmarks in New York City have become well known to its approximately 50 million annual visitors. Times Square, iconified as "The Crossroads of the World", is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway theater district, one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections, and a major center of the world's entertainment industry. The city hosts many world renowned bridges, skyscrapers, and parks. New York City's financial district, anchored by Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, functions as the financial capital of the world and is home to the New York Stock Exchange, the world's largest stock exchange by total market capitalization of its listed companies. Unlike most global rapid transit systems, the New York City Subway provides 24/7 service. Numerous colleges and universities are located in New York, including Columbia University, New York University, and Rockefeller University, which are ranked among the top 50 in the world. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world.
New York traces its roots to its 1624 founding as a trading post by colonists of the Dutch Republic, and was named New Amsterdam in 1626. The city and its surrounds came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, the Duke of York. New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790. It has been the country's largest city since 1790. Located on one of the world's largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs which were consolidated in 1898: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.
Due to popular demand, ITTO now offers this sought after certification for English language teaching to adults from Cambridge University in Miami. The CELTA program is an excellent choice for those who are looking to teach in Europe or the Middle East, although this certification can be used worldwide. Commonly referred to as the American Riviera, Miami Beach is an island situated adjacent to the City of Miami, connected by bridges and roads (it’s the cool part of Miami). The Island is home to some of the world’s most famous movie stars and athletes and known for its year round sunny beaches, great shopping, world famous clubs, restaurants and entertainment. Beyond the radiant sun, surf and sand, Miami Beach is home to a rich history as an entertainment and cultural destination. From world-famous Art Deco architecture to renowned nightclubs to designer fashions, there is so much going on in Miami Beach, it will take you weeks to cover this tiny island! Below is a list of some cool things you can do while you’re in Miami Beach. Sorry…there is only one season in Miami Beach - SUMMER!
Toronto is a vibrant city filled with excitement and wonder; a place where you can experience true multiculturalism and meet new friends from all over the world. As Canada's largest city and the world's most cosmopolitan centre, Toronto has been voted, time and time again, as one of the best cities in which to live. It has world renowned restaurants and some of North America's most famous landmarks such as the one-hour-away Niagara Falls. There is something for everyone in Toronto. The school's founding philosophy is to offer high quality English programs in a warm and comfortable atmosphere for the traveling students. What has been known as the Blake Mansion since 1872 is now home to the head office and The School in Toronto. Since 1872, this historic building has been home to the second Premier of Ontario, among other influential heads of state. From 1985 to very recently, the building served as the Humewood Art Gallery. Today, this magnificent Victorian architectural masterpiece is a government of Canada Heritage Site, and is where International students study English or train to become certified English teachers. It is located right downtown and is walking distance to Wellesley subway station, the famous Eaton's Centre and 10 minutes to the CN Tower on the subway.
Located in the south eastern Andes Mountains, Cusco rests at an altitude of 3,400 meters above sea level (11,000 feet). Cusco is the historic capital of the Inca Empire and is the gateway to the sanctuary-city of Machu Picchu. Indeed, Cusco is one of the most spectacular highlights of South America. Despite its remote location and historical significance Cusco is not a small mountain village. In fact, Cusco is a very cosmopolitan city with a population of 400,000.
As the tourism mecca of Peru; Cusco is the most popular tourism stop-over in the region, with more than 600,000 international visitors per year. However, Cusco is one of those rare places able to preserve its unique identity despite its prominence of international tourism remaining impervious to external influence and true to their national heritage. Stately and historic, with stone streets and buildings that are built on Incan foundations laid down more than nine centuries ago, the city buzzes with energy. Once the religious, political, military, and cultural center of the Inca Empire, today Cusco thrives as one of the most vibrant and historically significant cities in South America.
The city is also considerably safe. Our trainees are able to walk around freely without worrying too much about their safety. Nevertheless, as it is with all cities around the world; you wish to use common sense and precautions. Taking your course is Cusco, Peru will prove to be an incredible experience and an excellent place to begin a teaching career.
ITTO offers courses in Manuel Antonio Beach, Costa Rica. Other programs fall short and simply do not count with the experience we do or can not offer all the extra features we do.
Because Costa Rica is one of the most politically, socially, and economically stable countries in Latin America and counts with a great demand for English teachers and is strategically located to catapult from to any other country in Latin America after your graduation to teach EFL.
The population of Costa Rica is just over 4.5 million, which is small in contrast to other Latin American countries. The climate in the mountainous areas of the country is spring-like year round with temperatures ranging from 60F to 79F. The coast boasts much warmer temperatures ranging from 70F to 86F. The dry season is from late December through April and the rainy season encompasses the rest of the year. The people are homogenous in terms of descendants; coming from mainly European backgrounds. The economy is strong, as recent business initiatives have drawn it away from natural resources exports as more technology based corporations are developing. Unemployment is very low estimated at approximately 6.6%.
Costa Rica has a reputation and history of providing its people with a strong social welfare system and for negotiating peaceful resolutions to political disputes. The government maintains very high educational standards.
Samara Beach is located in the province of Guanacaste, one of the largest provinces in Costa Rica. Guanacaste’s lush countryside, beaches and rich culture make it an exceptional region for travel and study. The school has a beautiful campus and offers fully equipped air-conditioned rooms. On the weekends trainees can enjoy local surf contests, music concerts, bonfires and a variety of delicious international restaurants. Trainees can also snorkel, take surf lessons, swim or boat to Isla (Island) Chora, go horseback riding, bike ride and bask in the sun on the white sandy shores of Samara, and other local beaches. The campus in Playa Samara is a cozy, little beach village, perfect to soak up beach life and sun in an unhurried atmosphere. It is located on the shore of an idyllic pale sand beach, fringed by coconut palms. The shallow waters of the large half moon bay are protected by a coral reef which makes swimming a delight.
La Antigua Guatemala (commonly referred to as just Antigua or La Antigua) is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish Mudéjar-influenced Baroque architecture as well as a number of spectacular ruins of colonial churches. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Teaching in this destination provides a window into a time which seems to be frozen in time. According to the 2007 census, the city has some 34,685 inhabitants. La Antigua Guatemala means the "Old Guatemala" and was the third capital of Guatemala.
La Antigua is noted for its very intricate religious “fiestas” during Lent, leading up to Easter. Each Sunday in Lent, one of the local parishes sponsor a Procession through the streets of Antigua. Elaborate and beautiful artistic carpets predominantly made of dyed sawdust, flowers and even fruits adorn the processions' path with multitudes of crowds parading behind them.
Due to its popularity amongst tourists and its very well developed tourism infrastructure which means that it provides visitors with great commodity and activities. Antigua also holds a sizeable retirement community from the US as well as Europe as its colonial charm has appealed to many visitors who have crossed paths with this enchanting town.
Buenos Aires is Argentina's largest metropolitan area with a population of roughly 13 million, mostly of European heritage. Argentina has a rich historical memory of a past era of wealth and some turbulent times. Buenos Aires has many monuments, museums, opera houses, and of course, the graves of their beloved Eva Peron (Evita) and the most famous tango singer Carlos Gardel. If you visit Buenos Aires you must watch a live tango show! Buenos Aires is a stunning city filled with French Colonial architecture and giant sycamore trees.
Situated on the River Vltava in central Bohemia, Prague has been the political, cultural, and economic center of the Czech state for more than 1100 years. This location is home of many world class museums, including the National Museum, the Jewish Museum, the Alfons Mucha Museum, the African-Prague Museum, the Museum of Decorative Arts, the Náprstek Museum, the Josef Sudek Gallery, the National Library and the National Gallery. The city is home to about 2.3 million people.
Since 1992, the historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, making the city one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, receiving more than 4.1 million international visitors annually. Prague has been named as a top-tier nexus city for innovation across multiple sectors of the global innovation economy, placing 29th globally out of 289 cities, ahead of Brussels and Helsinki for innovation in 2010 in 2thinknow annual analysts Innovation Cities Index. This means, that Prague not only had a glorious past but presents a bright future as well.
It is quite easy to find a beautiful place to live and a supportive work environment. The majority of graduates find employment within two weeks of graduation. As far as what your work week will be like, it all depends on how interested you are in teaching. Most people agree that living in Prague is less hectic than in other major city in Europe,
Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain after Madrid, and the capital of Catalonia, with a population of 1,621,537). It is Europe's largest metropolis on the Mediterranean coast, located between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besos and is bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola ridge. It is an ideal place to obtain your certificate, as there are plenty of opportunities to remain in the city and teach after graduation.
Founded as a Roman city, Barcelona became the capital of the Counts of Barcelona. After merging with the Kingdom of Aragon, Barcelona became one of the most important cities of the Crown of Aragon. Besieged several times during its history, Barcelona is today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination and has a rich cultural heritage. Particularly renowned are architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Doménech i Montaner that have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city is well known in recent times for the 1992 Summer Olympics. The headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean is located in Barcelona.
Barcelona is today one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair/exhibitions and cultural-sports centres, and its influences in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities. Indeed, it is a major economic centre and a growing financial centre. Barcelona is the 16th-most-visited city in the world and 4th most visited in Europe after Paris, London, and Rome, with several million tourists every year. Barcelona is the 16th most "livable city" in the world according to lifestyle magazine Monocle. Also, the city is Europe's 4th best business city and fastest improving European city, with growing improved by 17% per year.
Phuket is one of the southern provinces of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Phang Nga and Krabi, but as Phuket is an island it has no land boundaries.
Since the 1980s, the sandy beaches on the western coast of the island have been heavily developed into tourist centers, with Patong, Karon and Kata being the most popular ones. Since the 2004 Tsunami, all damaged buildings and attractions have been restored. Phuket is currently going through an intensive period of leisure urbanization with many new hotels, apartments and houses under construction. In July 2005, Phuket was voted one of the World's Top 5 retirement destinations by the acclaimed Fortune Magazine. There are thousands of expatriates living in Phuket, many of them retirees.
The training center is centrally located in Patong with easy access to shopping, restaurants and night life venues. It is just a two-minute walk from Thailand's famous Patong beach in Phuket.
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