Guardian Stories

Mexico

Merida group at the lagoon where they went kayaking, hiked, and enjoyed zip-lining and rapelling.
Deborah Pickett
Merida, Mexico

He returned confident in his ability to handle himself in difficult situations and an interest in his host country that will span a lifetime.

Merida group at the lagoon where they went kayaking, hiked, and enjoyed zip-lining and rapelling.

Sam had a wonderful summer studying in Merida. He could not have had a more wonderful family who took him under their wings and treated him like a family member.

He grew to really care about and to love his classmates and teachers. He and his roommate Connor have made a pact to meet at least once a week for a short meal or milkshake.

I can only begin to imagine how difficult and time consuming it is for the program organizers to put in place all the pieces necessary to create such a robust language immersion program, but Sam was definitely one of the fortunate students who got to benefit from all of your hard work and coordination. Thank you.