|Our intern, Grace, on one of the smaller pyramids at Teotihuacan|
You’ve often heard that studying abroad is probably a life changing experience, right? Well, if you’re up for the challenge I think you should test it out for yourself. In my opinion, although I have not yet completed this program, I can see that I’ve been slowly learning new things about myself everyday. For example, I never really thought about my values but since I’ve been here in Mexico, I’ve been starting to develop my own values and beliefs. This is a great opportunity to discover new things about myself and improve on what I’ve already known. The experience of studying abroad challenges me to reconsider my current beliefs and values, alter and strengthen them. And I’m very glad I got this chance to come to Mexico.
|Our semester group at Teotihuacan|
We’ve been here for almost two months, and it has been a great experience so far. This semester our group is very small and I think because of that, it really gives us the chance to connect with each other. This has been a great opportunity to build new and long-lasting friendships. Being in a completely new environment can be scary but also very exciting at the same time. It has been an excellent opportunity to learn to adapt and respond in efficient ways, discover new strengths and abilities, conquer challenges and solve problems.
|Anika climbing one of the big pyramids at Teotihuacan|
In my opinion, this is a very good opportunity to shine, and this gives you a great chance to learn to be independent and challenge yourself.
|Elizabeth at the Cortes Palace/Museo Cuauhnahuac|
We've also had many opportunities to learn about the history of Mexico. We've heard from many different people about the struggles they have faced.
|Crossing a stream in Amatlan with Doña Irene, who showed us her farm|
The most challenging part for me is learning a new language. When I came to Mexico, I actually came not knowing any Spanish. I think so far, I’ve learned lot about Mexico and the cultural differences and similarities between the U.S. and Mexico. This program has a variety of experiences; we’ve been to farms, pyramids, artisan markets, fancy hotels, and much more. I’ve also learned to adapt to the food. I have already learned a lot, but I am sure I will learn much more as the semester continues!
|A street in downtown Cuernavaca|
- Lee, Student