Mexico Blog

March 21, 2019

Capstone 2019: Augustin Franco Villanueva School Visit

Ben: Today we went to a public school called Augustine Franco Villanueva where we played bingo, won prizes and saw a few dances such as Jarana. We also played a game where we spinned a plastic bottle and we asked a question to whoever the cap was facing. If they got it right they won… View Article

March 21, 2019

Capstone 2019: Los Siete Cenotes

I don’t often use this word to describe an experience but I’m going to go ahead and do it- magical. The Los Siete Cenotes trip was simply magical. About an hour and a half after leaving Merida we bumped down increasingly smaller roads ending at the former cattle ranch Los Siete Cenotes. So named for… View Article

March 20, 2019

Capstone 2019: Celestún

Samuel: Today was a very fun day. We started the morning with breakfast at 7:00. At 9:00, we got on the bus to drive to a small park. There, many motorcycles were ready to pick us up and drive us through the small town streets. We were soon picked up by the bus again bringing… View Article

March 19, 2019

Capstone 2019: Chichen Itza

Today was really fun. We went to Chichen Itza and we got to see the huge pyramid. It was really cool to see it in real life instead of photos on the Internet. I was really excited to see one of the new 7 wonders of the world. We also got to tour around the rest… View Article

March 18, 2019

Capstone 2019: Visit to Sotuta de Peón

Today we went to a hacienda called Sotuta de Peón and it vas very interesting and fun. First we learned about how the workers changed ceasel into fiber and then change the fiber to ropes, bags, and other things. Then we went to la casa maya and learned about how the workers worked when it… View Article

March 15, 2019

Capstone 2019: End of Host Family Stay

Espanol:  Antes de ir con la familia anfitriona honestamente, sentia mucho anisedad, no sabia quienes fueron, ni como fueron, pero cuando yo los conocio, sabia que son exactamente lomismos. Las familias y ninos si son muy queridos, y no creo que pudria tener mejor tiempo si funeral a otro pais ni otro escuela. Este escuela… View Article

March 14, 2019

Capstone 2019: Student Voices III

  I love this trip so far, I have had a lot of fun. The family I am staying with is very accepting, exiting and entertaining. We have gone to the beach and played in their pool. I am with a girl, Diana, and she and I are a lot alike. We have the same… View Article

March 13, 2019

Capstone 2019: Student Voices II

Since going to Escuela Modelo I have learned a lot. This is the sixth week of studying the history of Mexico and this week we are studying about bees. Monday we went on a field trip to the Archivo General were we saw old documents and learned the process from receiving  them to storing and… View Article

March 13, 2019

Capstone 2019: Student Voices

When I first met my host family I was super excited, I could not wait! We had lunch together with my mom, my host mom, my host brother and all the other brothers. I have met basically every person in his family, that was at church. It was fun because I have never gone to… View Article

March 11, 2019

Capstone 2019: Escuela Modelo Flag Ceremony

Monday morning was special. Not only was it the first day of school for the TIS Capstone students, but it offered parents a glimpse of their children after they spent their weekend away with their host families! Escuela Modelo invited Capstone parents to view the weekly flag ceremony, a traditional presentation of the Mexican flag… View Article