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Living Abroad On Vr&e

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I am currently enrolled in an online university and EVERYTHING is done online. Obviously! I can access the course from anywhere in the world and I absolutely love the idea that I can obtain a degree and never leave my house. It's pretty cool. Anyway, I have had some time to think. I am working toward a Bachelor's degree in international business. I believe learning a second language would be beneficial. Spanish. I have considered relocating to Central America because it is EXTREMELY cheap and the quality of instruction is amazing. One-on-one for about $2-$3 per hour. It is an immersion program. I would stay for about 8 weeks. Can I still be enrolled in the program and live abroad? REMEMBER I can access the course from ANYWHERE in the world. Is there a section that governs this type of eligibility. I have looked and can't find anything. I would like to know if anyone has heard of such a thing?

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The only way I think that you can be sure is to ask your Councellor. I can't see any reeason why you can't do that but I don't know for sure.

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The only way I think that you can be sure is to ask your Councellor. I can't see any reeason why you can't do that but I don't know for sure.

Welcome to Hadit

I did ask her. You know how some of these VR&E Counselors can be. I happen to have one of them. Anyway, her response was I would not be in the program for the time I was gone. I responded back with pretty much the above information reminding her that all my classes are accessible from anywhere in the world; I went into further detail to make a long story short. She pretty responded with, "Well that's good news." Only thing she put. Not clarification at all. Almost like a smart alec tone. This was 2 days ago. I yet to respond. I figure just leave it as is. Are these VA counselors reuired to meet with you occasionally? If so, when are they supposed to meet?

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The only way I think that you can be sure is to ask your Councellor. I can't see any reeason why you can't do that but I don't know for sure.

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I attended online college for 4 years under Chap 35 DEA and I dont know how the VA or even the college would know you are attending a class out of the country.

One of my professor's ,a Major, USMC ,even accessed one of the assignments I did and emailed me my homework grade while he was on active duty in Okinawa.

But that was for VA approved courses I was enrolled in.......

I dont understdnd the immersion program. Would this be a fully credited course for your degree?

You said one on one about 2-3 bucks an hour-???? I dont think VA Voc Rehab would pay for that.

Si habla espanol-

AMU accepted my college credits for 2 years of college Spanish but gave me no credits for an additional Conversational Spanish college course I took many years ago.

There are very good Spanish lanquage CDs out there that teach this language via a PC.

Maybe I am misunderstanding the question you have.

Congrats on your Degree Program!!!!!!

I graduated from AMU in 2007 with Honors- only civilian most of my professors ever taught.

Half of my degree, I had earned at a traditional campus college.

So at AMU I didnt need to travel over 20 miles to school then have a parking space hassle etc....

BUT I found on line College is much harder than traditional classroom courses in one respect-=Yes the work is basically all reading and writing but that means you have to keep good control over your time on line and be able to maintain a lack of interruptions that dont occur in a classroom environement.

I loved it and might return to AMU.

GRADUATE ! Nov 2nd 2007 American Military University !

When thousands of Americans faced annihilation in the 1800s Chief

Osceola's response to his people, the Seminoles, was

simply "They(the US Army)have guns, but so do we."

Sameo to us -They (VA) have 38 CFR ,38 USC, and M21-1- but so do we.

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Where you are should make no difference, unless you are in a communist country. Personally, these days, I'd never consider living anywhere else, other than the old USA, except for short periods of time. Other nation's laws and rights are much different than ours. But as long as your classes are approved by the VA, you should be able to take them from almost anywhere, except as mentioned above. jmo

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An imersion program is a program where the canidate lives with a native family and is only allowed to speak in the native language plus intensive and demanding courses with little time to do anything but speak the language

Veterans deserve real choice for their health care.

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