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Category: Culture

Expedites I Will Never Forget

A class I have been enjoying so much has been Culture & History of Mexico. Every class I am learning more and more about Mexico, and my parents enjoy hearing of the reminiscent history of their home country. Every expedite we’ve embarked on has been a new and exciting adventure. Our trip to Teotihuacán has

Folklórico Fills My Heart With The Sound Of Music

On Sunday night, I checked off an item from my bucket list: watching the Ballet Folkórico de México de Amalia Hernández. I have procrastinated countless hours watching dances online, including performances by the Amalia Hernández dance group. Ballet Folkórico is traditional Mexican dance. Much of it is characterized by the beautiful music our ladies and

Reflections on Art

Something I have come to appreciate about Mexico is the diversity of the art on display here. From some of Diego Rivera’s most evocative murals to painstakingly handcrafted Aztec relics, it is obvious that the art scene in Mexico has only flourished with time. This especially benefits the people today, as many of us can

Something to Think About

I have now been in Mexico City for about a month and it has been an interesting experience so far. For starters, attending university in Mexico City is very different from going to school in Evanston. Unlike students at Northwestern, students at Universidad Panamericana (UP) are all commuters. This means that socializing with other students

Mexico So Far

So far, the adventure here has been utterly amazing. From the moment we landed and got picked up at the airport, I was greeted with beautiful sights and the loudness of the immense traffic. When I arrived to the home stay, I immediately felt at home. The host mom has been incredibly nice and welcoming.

Not All Who Wander El Zócalo Are Lost

Every Sunday Morning, at about 8:45 am, my host mom, a friend, and I embark on our Sunday adventure, beginning with Sunday morning mass. Beginning my day with Mass is beautiful as I am allowed to maintain a practice incredibly important to me at home. Going with my host mom and friend makes it feel

First Adventures

It has been about two weeks since I’ve arrived in Mexico City, and I’ve been having such an amazing time. My flight in went very smoothly, and thankfully I was accompanied by four other students on the same flight. I am living with a wonderful host family in an apartment next to a park. The

A New Adventure Awaits

I have been waiting for this moment since the day I applied for the program. Since then, my anticipation to begin a new chapter and experience in my life grew with each day getting closer to my departure. With only a week to enjoy with my family before leaving for 2 months, I pack my

It’s Time!

In less than 2 hours, I will be on my way to O’Hare International Airport to catch my 7AM flight to Mexico City. To be honest, I have had my bags for this trip all packed and ready packed for weeks. This will be my first time traveling internationally, and I’ve never been more excited

Back in the US

I have been back in the United States for a while now, readjusting to life here after having spent 8 weeks in Mexico. Sadly, thanks to the Northwestern schedule of starting late while other schools start early most of my friends have left for college already. I did manage to hang out with a few