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March 26, 2018

Capstone 2018: Merida

TIS students visited a local public school in Merida, where they taught the local children some English words, and the local children taught TIS students Maya. After class, they were treated to a typical dance from Yucatan called Jarana. Students and parents brought many school supplies and other gifts to the school, and the principal… View Article

March 23, 2018

Capstone 2018: Celestún

Students visited the Celestun Biosphere Reserve, where they road shallow bottom boats and saw thousands of pink flamingoes. Everyone went swimming then went to the beach where they had lunch and swam in the ocean.

March 22, 2018

Capstone 2018: Chichen Itzá and Izamal

Students toured Chichen Itza and Izamal where they visited Mayaland. They saw many vendors selling souvenirs along with large crowds for the spring solstice. In Izamal, students visited the second largest Monastery in the world and took a horse drawn carriage through town.

March 21, 2018

Capstone 2018: Student Reflections – Chichen Itza

“My experience with Chichen Itza was really interesting and full of information. I loved to be able to see the ancient temples that were created by the ancient Mayans. There are a lot of interesting experiences at Chichen Itza like the temples, the ball game, all of the shops and many more I hope that… View Article

March 20, 2018

Capstone 2018: Meeting the Locals

Students toured Sotuta de Peon Hacienda, a 19th century hacienda that has been preserved and has a steam powered chimney. There is a railway network that is still functioning, where the hennequen were pulled along by mules. It’s one of the few haciendas in Yucatan where Hennequen is still produced. They were given a tour… View Article

March 16, 2018

Capstone 2018: Student Reflections Part 4

“On Sunday we went to visit a a friend of my host family. I had fun playing with Juan. The host family’s friend gave me and Juan free soda. Later we went to the woods and I played with Juan some more. On Monday we went to school. It wasn’t what I thought it would be but it… View Article

March 16, 2018

Capstone 2018: Day 5 at Escuela Modelo

  Closing ceremony of the week’s activities at Escuela Modelo. TIS Head of School Robert Woods at closing ceremony Photos by TIS Teacher Constanza W.

March 16, 2018

Capstone 2018: Student Reflections Part 3

“My experiences in Merida and in Escuela Modelo are really good because I feel really safe in the school. All of the teachers and stundents are really nice and it seems like they are happy to have me in their city, school, and home.” -Bridger “We arrived in Mexico at 8:00 at night. I was… View Article

March 15, 2018

Capstone 2018: Day 4 at Escuela Modelo

Thursday, March 15: All of the students are happy, some even want to stay with their host families for longer. At Escuela Modelo, it has been a week with a lot of learning about water and the cultural history of the Yucatan Peninsula. All o the students have done an excellent job demonstrating the traits… View Article