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September 7, 2017 Program Testimonials

Well apparently the time has finally come! How has 3 weeks passed so damn quickly? Despite it sadly being our last week in Mexico City, it was such an epic week that flashed by way too quickly! Free Day We were lucky that again on Monday we were granted a free day! It was perfectly timed because man did we need a breather (especially after our hectic weekend – click here to check out what we got up to). I decided to go on a solo mission to Soumaya, an incredible art gallery owned by Carlos Slim (one of the richest people in the world). I would absolutely recommend this gallery. Not only are the artworks in their world class – think Dalí, Renoir, Degas and Riviera, but the building itself is exquisite! For the rest of the day we spent our time chilling and working on our presentations due at the end of the week. We also went to a cute little cafe a block away from the hotel. It’s called A43 and has THE BEST mushroom burger I’ve ever had! Plus if you’re a ...

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Hola chicas! Cómo estás? As you can tell, my Spanish is going quite well! My stomach on the other hand, not quite. Our 2nd week in Mexico City has been equally full on as our first week (if you missed what happened, you can catch up here). We’ve learnt a lot, visited numerous museums and cultural sites and had one of the scariest nights of my life. Let’s have a look at what we got up to this week! Free Day Woo! We finally got a day off which meant an epic sleep in. Most of us used this day to relax and reset ourselves in preparation for the crazy week ahead of us. I used this day to remember my time in Mexico City forever! I got a TATTOO! Victoria and I headed to ‘Soul Flower’ in La Condesa to get some ink. The guy who gave us our tattoo was so awesome! His name was Jorge and he was from Honduras. He owns his own tattoo shop in Costa Rica where he now lives, and is currently travelling around to tattoo conventions in Mexico and Guatemala. After everything I’ve le ...

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Mexico, that country that speaks Spanish, is renowned for its tacos and tequila and apparently Trump doesn't like people from there. That's about the extent of my knowledge of Mexico before arriving and commencing my studies in its capital, Mexico City. So how did I end up here? Well you may recall that around this time last year, I was completing a short course in La Rochelle, France, with a company called AIM Overseas (you can read about my experiences in France here). And after having such a life changing and incredible experience in France, I looked into their programs to see how I can escape another Australian Winter. That's when I came across their program based at the University of La Salle in Mexico City titled 'Immigrants, Human Rights & Mexican Society.' Damn what a mouthful hey! Since I'm studying International Studies with Communications & Media Studies, I've always been fascinated, concerned and frustrated with current social and political perspectives towards ...

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Four months of waiting and it was finally here – arrival in Granada! I’d like to say that my first impression of Granada was the incredible Sierra Nevada mountains, the beautiful architecture, or the cute and colourful streets. However, after three previous international flights putting me through Dubai and Madrid airports, and a few days in Madrid, Granada airport was the opposite of what I was expecting. We landed in the middle of the countryside, surrounded by fields of crops and animals. We got off the plane straight onto the tarmac and I mentally prepared myself for the ordeal of finding firstly a bathroom, then attempting to follow signs to find my baggage, and finally working my way out of the airport and finding my bus among the numerous vehicles waiting to pick passengers up. All this mental preparation turned out to be for nothing however, as when we entered the airport building, there was the toilet on the right, the two baggage belts to the left, and the exit straight a ...

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Just kidding, it was about 3000 degrees too hot for a cuppa. This has been our first week at MSU and what a week it has been! A few of us had some airport induced dramas in arriving at MSU but we all arrived in one piece and those who had made it in prior to 9pm went out for a bit of a mingle. Orientation is usually such a dreaded word. We were all presently surprised and relieved that orientation was fun and interactive. We broke off into our groups to participate in the scavenger hunt (shout out to the winners, Potato Head Fam). Next on our list was a trip to Meijer. Our trip to Meijer was out of this world. It is true what the say, everything is bigger in the USA. After one trip to Meijer, and many purchases later, we head back to campus. After a tour of the university and a fun round of introductions, we were off to “the rock”. Provided with information about how the students and other East Lansing community members paint the rock to support social causes important to them, w ...

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June 11, 2017 Program Testimonials

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