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
All photos by TIS parent Thomas Grace
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
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
Students tell us about their experiences with their host families from the school in Merida!
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
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
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
Finally – the most anticipated day by far arrived! TIS Capstone students met their host families. They packed up their things and went down to the hotel lobby to eagerly await the arrival of their host “buddies” and families. The excitement was palpable as the families began to trickle through the doors! After a brief… View Article
After a lovely lunch at El Flamingo, parents and students enjoyed an afternoon at Puerto Progreso, a port city about a 40 minute drive from Merida. The waves were strong but the kids had a blast splashing in the ocean!
A day full of adventure! This morning the students went to Escuela Modelo to pick up uniforms and take a quick peek at where they will be attending school next week! Then it was off to Corchito, considered one of the most important ecological reserves of the coast. This mangrove and swampland is home… View Article
We have all safely arrived in Merida. The students are bleary-eyed and exhausted but still very excited! Hopefully they will get some sleep tonight before our early morning adventures begin!