Brett from Millsaps College

Let us introduce you to Brett, he comes from Millsaps College. Brett grew up and was raised in a farm on the countryside of Mississippi, just like his mom. Brett is currently a marine and traveling is part of his job, which is one of the reasons why he decided learning Spanish would be helpful. He loves to work out and while he’s in Merida, he decided to join a gym close by from school and he’s a huge sports’ fan.  Brett decided to take the opportunity of studying abroad for one month to face new challenges and to get out of his comfort zone. That’s what’s all about! Brett is about to finish his degree and his plans are getting his commission as an officer. Brett enjoys exploring Merida, he likes to take walks around his neighborhood and the downtown area, meeting new people and learning more Spanish. Brett is very helpful and enjoys listening to people’s problem and exploring Mexican culture.

Jay from Millsaps College

Meet Jay, or as he likes to be called: Pepe! He is one of the students from Millsaps College that is here in Merida as part of an intensive summer language program. Jay is 21 years old, he’s from Seoul, Korea and he’s currently studying psychology in the US. Jay is an only child, and his parents still live in Korea, his father is a branch manager in Walmart and his mother is a travel guide in Japan, both of them are really busy and love what they do. Jay decided to do something different and exciting and came to Merida to spend 4 weeks learning Spanish. He liked the idea of being with a lot of people and knowing more cultures. He decided to come to Merida to learn Spanish, know more people and explore more about the world and a culture that is completely different from his. Jay’s Spanish has improved a lot since he arrived in Merida. Learning Spanish is really important for him and his future, he thinks that because he studies humanities and psychology, learning languages help him to communicate with people in their language and in their environment. After learning Spanish, he wants to learn Chinese. Jay is a funny and confident guy that is very happy about this program and about the adventures that are about to happen for him here in Mexico.