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  • Back when I started thinking about my year abroad, having to factor in a long distance relationship alongside all the other madness that comes with living in a foreign country was not something I anticipated, and I am 99% sure my boyfriend neither planned on, nor wanted, a girlfriend living five and a half thousand miles away. But here we are, 6 months into my year abroad, me in Mexico City and him back in England; así es la vida.

    Published in Long-distance love
  • In November 2000, Alan and Pamela Skuse left their home on the Sunshine Coast of Australia, to volunteer at an orphanage in Tapachula, southern Mexico, for 12 months. The orphanage closed down after six months however, leaving the Skuses with a life changing decision: to return to Australia, or take on the overwhelming challenge of caring for the seven children full time.

    Leaving the children to return to the streets and lives of poverty and abuse was not an option so, despite the lack of resources and support, the couple decided to take on the huge responsibility of establishing their own refuge, ’Albergue, Misión México, Dando Amor, Vida y Esperanza’ (Mission Mexico Refuge, Giving Love, Life and Hope).

    Published in Volunteering Abroad
  • Komal did Management Studies with Spanish at the University of Nottingham and spent his year abroad studying in Mexico and Valencia. He graduated in 2010 and has now secured a training contract with PriceWaterhouseCoopers UK.
    Published in Studied Abroad
  • The Mole Diaries: Playa del Carmen

    Saturday, 11 December 2010

    Eric Toyle studies Spanish and Business Studies and is in his third year. He gives his insider tips about finding your way in Playa del Carmen...

    Published in Spanish-speaking
  • Mexico: Discovering the desert

    Tuesday, 30 November 2010
    Travelling round Mexico, both South and North, has given me the chance to get to grips with cultural differences, within the country itself. Whereas the states of Chiapas and Oaxaca, rich in mores and ancient ruins yet flagrantly poor in an economical sense, offer a warm welcome to tourism, the North of the country seems more hell-bent on rinsing large sums of money out of unsuspecting foreigners. Don’t get me wrong, I had an amazing time in the North, over the few days I visited San Luis de Potosí, Real de Catorce and parts of the Sierra Madre desertic landscape. 
    Published in Travel Journal
  • The Mole Diaries: Mexico

    Monday, 16 December 2013

    Levi Ramsden is a third year Modern Language student at Lancaster University, and has spent the first half of her year abroad studying in Puebla, Mexico. To find out more about what she's up to, you can follow her blog, but here is her insider guide to Mexico: getting around, eating out, the university, being a foreigner and useful vocabulary to get to grips with...

    Published in Spanish-speaking
  • Helen studied Spanish and French at the University of Exeter and spent ten months of her year abroad as an English Language Assistant in Mexico. She graduated in 2006 and is now a journalist for BBC Sport.
    Published in Language Assistants
  • The Mole Diaries: Zacatecas

    Friday, 22 July 2011
    Jack Harris is spending his year abroad in Zacatecas, Mexico, studying at the local university (UAZ). Here, he gives his top tips and travelling advice to find your feet in the country’s mining capital...
    Published in Spanish-speaking
  • Veracruz

    Monday, 06 December 2010
    City of passion
    Veracruz state, in South Eastern Mexico, was the first city Hernán Cortés landed in, making it the most important port in the history of South America. Sadly, as you come into the portal town, most of the architectural remnants of the 16th century have been eradicated, you can still spot colonial houses and mansions here. There’s a really relaxed vibe to the place, with bars and restaurants abounding, as well as bright young things. Music is also big here - if you’re really want to get to grips with Mexican culture, this is the place to come to! Trova, jarochos, amazing food, one of the prettiest zócalos in Mexico and friendly people make Veracruz shine as a prime destination for the year abroad.
    Published in Latin America
  • Puebla

    Saturday, 27 November 2010
    City of the Angels
    Puebla, or rather ‘La Ciudad de Los Angeles’ (before LA stole its name), is rooted in the gorgeous plains of Central Mexico, neighboured with the impressive Popocatépetl and La Malinche volcanoes. Known as the fourth largest city in Mexico, Puebla is a force to be reckoned with. Historically important as it was the stop-over for Spanish families between the port of Veracruz and the metropolis of Mexico City, Puebla is awash with colonial buildings and echoes of its Iberian past influences. Talavera, the city’s own take on ceramic tiles, can be found on every street corner within the city centre, whereas if you travel outwards, you’ll come up close to modern buildings, such as Las Animas, a popular shopping centre. Here, both new and old intertwine, with contemporary restaurants rubbing shoulders with folkloric fondas...A city known for its culture, its food and its party atmosphere - a place a student can truly call home from home, for their year abroad.
    Published in Latin America
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