Lauren Gjessing is a student at Ohio University. She is currently studying in Merida, Mexico That first night, meeting my host Mamá, now feels like a far off memory. Waiting for the flight, panic struck! It hit me how unprepared I was—I barely knew any Spanish. Would my host family be let down when they realized… Read More First Thoughts in Mérida by Lauren Gjessing
Ashleigh Mavros is a sophomore studying journalism with a Spanish minor. She is currently in Merida, Mexico for winter quarter. While studying abroad you’re guaranteed to have your fair share of run-ins with some interesting characters; I’ve found this to be one of the most interesting aspects of living in a foreign country. I have… Read More The people you meet & the stories they tell
Ashleigh Mavros is a sophomore studying journalism with a Spanish minor. She is currently in Merida, Mexico for winter quarter. Think of the instances when you’re sitting at home and log on your computer to start homework, and think you’re going to take a quick second just to check notifications on Facebook and suddenly two… Read More Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, Skype; all potentially your worst enemies while studying abroad.
Katie Scott is a senior Spanish and Sociology major studying abroad in Mérida, Mexico for Winter Quarter 2012. Discovering new foods is one of my favorite things about traveling. Every time I go somewhere new, I learn at least one new kind of dish, or learn how to prepare an already-familiar dish in a different… Read More Traditional Yucatecan Food vs.Tex-Mex from the States!
By Sandhya Kambhampati I’ve been a vegetarian all my life and traveling to different countries has always been an interesting experience. I’m so used to getting questions about why I’m vegetarian and how I can possibly live without meat. Before I came to México, I thought I would have difficulty and that my diet was… Read More Being Vegetarian in Mérida, México
The first week of January is a great time to arrive in a Latin American country. Us “gringos” found this out upon our arrival in Mérida, learning that “navidad,” or Christmas, is technically still celebrated until January 6, where “el dia de Los Reyes” is celebrated. Since Mérida was founded with Catholic influence from Spain, it… Read More Celebrating Mérida’s Foundation and the Mexico’s Longest Cake: A Cultural Experience! by Katie Scott
Katie Scott is a senior Spanish and Sociology major studying abroad in Mérida, Mexico for Winter Quarter 2012. Hola! I will be one of your Foreign Correspondents, channeling any and all cool and interesting stories and facts about the Yucatán, Mérida, the Mexican lifestyle and what it is like studying abroad here. I am a… Read More Meet Foreign Correspondent, Katie Scott