The fall break we spent among 20 million people!

Posted October 24th, 2013 by Molly in Merida, Mexico

Mexico City…me encanta esta ciudad!!! Alli and I have returned from our fall break trip form the capital city and can not say enough good things about it. We left Merida with high expectations because everyone we talked to was excited we were going. These expectations were exceeded. This option may be more pricey because…

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Ya es Octubre?!

Posted October 16th, 2013 by Molly in Merida, Mexico

Where did all of the time go?! Before leaving for Merida I was sure that I would be able to keep up with all of the blogs since I knew we would have plenty of great experiences. I am now realizing that we have been so busy that these weeks are FLYING! Our group has…

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Mexico’s Independence Day

Posted September 12th, 2013 by Molly in Merida, Mexico

As the weekend of the third week approaches, its time for us to prepare for Independence day!! Its been a packed three weeks. The first we spent the majority of time touring the city and attempting to be oriented with directions..at first it seemed impossible but we’re picking it up. We’ve experienced two of our…

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On the Way!

Posted August 26th, 2013 by Molly in Merida, Mexico

Hi I’m Molly from St. Ambrose University in Davenport Iowa! I’ll be spending this semester in Merida, Yucatan. I am a history major with spanish and theology minors. I’ve heard amazing things about Merida from close friends. Can’t wait for the semester adventures to begin! Thank goodness for great family and friends! From helpful packing…

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The Conclusion

Posted June 3rd, 2013 by Cody in Merida, Mexico

What a semester! Before coming to Mexico I knew my study abroad experience would be life changing but I really had no idea in what way. After being home for about two weeks and having time to reflect on my abroad experience I am astonished by how much I have changed. Traveling to another country…

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A New World

Posted April 11th, 2013 by Cody in Merida, Mexico

The second to last group excursion of the semester lead us to the state of Chiapas for a jammed packed weekend of traveling and sight-seeing. The majority of our weekend was taken up by traveling, but when we were finally able to get out of the vans; everything seemed to be worth it. After living…

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Dzibilchaltun & Cuzuma

Posted April 1st, 2013 by Cody in Merida, Mexico

Our most recent group adventures led us to the Mayan ruins of Dzibilchaltún and the cenotes of Cuzuma. Unlike our previous visits to ancient Mayan ruins, this time we would only be staying for about an hour. We were headed to Dzibilchaltún to watch the phenomenon of the Spring Equinox involving the major attraction at…

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Daily life in the Yucatán

Posted March 15th, 2013 by Cody in Merida, Mexico

My previous three posts have all involved our weekend excursions as a group. With a week between us and spring break, I felt like it would be a good idea to include a post about daily life in Merida. The first seven weeks in Mexico have been incredible and a complete transformation from college life…

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The Great Adventure!

Posted March 1st, 2013 by Cody in Merida, Mexico

Our most recent adventure led us to Tulum, where the main focus of our trip would be exploring an entire new world below the ocean’s surface. There is nothing quite like seeing the gorgeous blue waters of the Caribbean Sea for the first time. For many members of our group, including myself, we were able to…

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The Full Circle

Posted February 14th, 2013 by Cody in Merida, Mexico

What a weekend! The past couple of days our group was able to visit the ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and then we had the opportunity to live with a modern day Mayan family in Tinum. Talk about a memorable experience! It was incredible to be able to see and learn about the ancient…

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