Last Saturday, February 6th, 20 students from Centre College arrived in Merida for their Study Abroad experience for the Spring semester. Below some pictures from the City Tour at the Goverment Palace in downtown Merida! Welcome Centre College and enjoy the ride!!!
After 24 days Centre Term is over! Students did a great job at their work sites. Jacob, Valentine, Sarah, Carter, Katie and Elizabeth, thank you! Here are some pictures of your very last day in Merida! Have a safe trip back home!
Each January Centre College has what they call Centre Term that invites students to do internships in the U.S. or abroad. Merida is one of Centre College’s receiving sites and because we’ve had a long relationship we receive students each Centre Term in January to do internships in different organizations in Merida. This year we have 7 students doing very diverse internships. Here on their first day a picture of our interns at the ISSSTE Public Hospital located in Merida, Yucatan. They will be shadowing doctors and observing what goes on daily. Most importantly they will learn a LOT!
Who will buy the tamales on February 2nd??
In Mexico, as well as other latinamerican countries, we have a tradition that originally comes from Spain that takes place today on January 6th. Today is the “Día de Reyes” and we normally celebrate this day having what we call “Rosca de Reyes”. Inside this cake there are always (at least) 3 dolls that represent Baby Jesus. History says this is a way of representing when Baby Jesus was hidden when King Herodes wanted to kill him and looked for him all over the place. If you cut the cake and you end up having one of the little dolls, it means you have to throw a party on February 2nd on Candelaria’s Day and serve tamales! Yumm!!!
Welcome to Merida DePaul University!
As you now know, Chaya Maya is one of the best Yucatecan restaurants in Merida and we were able to try a bit of what Yucatan has to offer. Tell us what you had for lunch!!