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Friday's post is from Alexa, gracias Alexa! Today we woke up at 5 am and started off to Mexico City with the language and culture kids. We got there around 1030 and stopped at a local house to learn about Aloe Vera and Obsidian and tuna. We also were provided... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
Today's post comes from MacKenzie. Muchas gracias! This morning we woke up at 4 o'clock in the morning to go help the women of the lavender project prepare breakfast for the community. Although some of us fell asleep in the kitchen, there were a few girls that got to help... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Tuesday's post comes from Julia. Thank you Julia! Today we had the opportunity to speak to a local woman, Martina, in a community on the outskirts of Dolores Hidalgo. She opened up to us about domestic violence she has faced, family tragedies, and the struggles of being an uneducated woman... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
Monday's post comes from Logan. Thanks Logan! Today we started off the day by meeting some of the local students from Dolores Hidalgo. There was definitely a language barrier that affected our conversations, but each of the student's unique stories were still told through gestures and helpful translators. Next, local... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Saturday's post comes from Stella. Thank you Stella! We started our day off early with an hour long ride to a Nopal plantation. One we arrived there, we met up with the Language and Culture students and were greeted by the locals with our first Nopal (a type of cactus)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
Today's post is from Evelyn. Gracias Evelyn! The morning started extra early with a breakfast at 7:00 am and all of us heading to the Lavender Project by 8:30. The Lavender Project is an intricate piece of the community because it gives jobs to many and provides many social services... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Thursday's post comes from Ellee. Gracias! Today we travelled to Dolores Hidalgo where we will be working in the lavender fields with 'El Proyecto Lavanda'. When we got into town, our bus driver Reuben took us on a tour of the local church and gave us some of the history... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Today's post is from Sienna. Gracias por compartir con nosotros! Today we experienced many cultural activities. We learned about the logistics of salsa dancing and explored throughout Guanajuato. Everyone had a great time. We all went to the El Pipila statue. The view was breath taking, although we all seemed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Today's post comes from participant Marie. Muchas gracias por sus palabras! ¡Bienvenidos a México! Today was an eventful and very wet day here in Guanajuato. Everyone has definitely appreciated hot showers tonight! We all began to get to know each other more as we started off the day sharing our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
Monday's post comes from Tiffany. Muy bien Tiffany! Despite waking up early to a relentless rooster along with loud construction, we headed to the Casita Linda work site with the decision between reforestation or the construction site to start off the day. Ones who chose the reforestation path spent the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
Sunday's post comes from Rachel. Muchas gracias Raquel! Today was a great day: sleeping in until 10. It was also a moving day to San Miguel De Allende. We all slept in and packed to leave around 1. We only had a 40 minute drive. Once we arrived in San... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Today's post comes from Rianna. Gracias Rianna! Hola! Thinking about everything we did today, I am surprised it happened in just a span of 24 hours. We started the day a little earlier than usual because we had a long drive to the Nopal Route. It was a day to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Thursday's post is from Damien. Thanks Damien! To start off this day, we woke up early in order to help out the community of the lavender project with breakfast with everyone. Despite our efforts to help, the power went out and we were not able to cook breakfast for the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Wednesday's post is from participant Talya. Great job Talya! Today we woke up and boarded our bus to the lavender farm. Half of us went and sewed the packages that the lavender comes in and the other half went and worked in the fields. After this, we all met back... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
The post for Tuesday comes from participant Claudia. Thanks Claudia! Today we listened to the women of the community and the struggles they go through on a day to day basis. They explained how they gained power to have a job to support their family and community, while the men... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Today's post comes from Taleah. Thanks Taleah! Today was our first full day in Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato! We started our morning with breakfast at our hotel then we were on our way to help out the wonderful people who are apart of the Lavender Project. We learned about their company... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Today's post comes from participant Jackie. Thanks Jackie! Today was a relaxing day to regain our energy for the lavender project tomorrow! We got the chance to sleep late and have awesome breakfast in the hotel restaurant. We hung out for a little bit until check out then were on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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This post was written by our participant Abby. Thanks Abby for such a great post and pictures! Today was our second full day in Guanajuato! This morning our breakfast was pancakes which took everyone back to the States and everyone appreciated having a taste of home. Then we had an... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Time has flown since we first arrived three days ago! Here are some photos from our first two days. On the plane...excited for the adventure. Cramming into the Callejon del Beso in Guanajuato On the steps of the Universidad de Guanajuato In front of the view from the Pepila statue... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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