Liz, from Millsaps College

Meet Liz! She is an easy-going person, she lives on the beach with his younger brother and parents in Pascagoula Mississippi. She already graduated from Millsaps College and wants to save money to go to graduate school. Liz’ mother is a school teacher and her dad is a fireman. Liz loves to learn new languages and cultures because it helps her to be a better person that can adapt to other people’s habits and be more open minded. Liz decided to do this program because now that she finished college she has more free time. She also won a  scholarship, so she felt it was perfect for her. Liz has traveled to many countries including Cuba, where she hopes to go back and be a professor’s assistant. She is super happy with her current Spanish level and she knows she has improved while she’s been in Merida studying this intensive summer Spanish program.

Hamilton from Millsaps College

This is Hamilton! Another student from Millsaps College that decided to come to Merida to study an intensive Spanish 4-week program. Hamilton is originally from Georgia and he has a double major in Political Science and Philosophy, he wants to become a successful lawyer one day. Back at home Hamilton works a lot, and he spends most of his free time at his job, studying or with his family. Hamilton is really close to his siblings, he has 2 sisters and 1 brother. Hamilton decided that it was time for him to take a little bit of time off and come to Mexico to learn more about the culture and learn a new language, which is always good. He loves Yucatecan culture and people, because he is a curious guy and likes to learn and understand a lot about this wonderful country.

Continue reading

Kristin, from Murray State University

We’d like to introduce you to Kristin! she is a nice and multitasking young woman that has a lot to say about her adventures in Merida. Kristin grew up in a military family, so they moved more often than most people and she thinks that might be the reason why she loves changes and exploring new things. Kristin and her family are very religious, and she is really involved with religious missions that her church organizes around the world. Because of that Kristin has traveled a lot and has already experienced new cultures, this was part of the reason why she decided to come to Mexico and get immersed with the culture and improve her Spanish. She goes to Murray State University and has a major in Spanish so what better way to learn that come to Merida and get fully immersed in the culture? MSU is part of the KIIS consortium that has a summer and semester program in Merida. Once the summer is over, Kristin will participate in another religious mission and will visit some villages around Puebla, in the center part of Mexico. Kristin not only loves her experience here in Merida but above all she loves the delicious food that her host mom cooks, “I think when I go back to the US, I will be suffering about not eating the delicious rice and beans of my Mama”. Kristin has now a new perspective about things here in Mexico.