Okay everyone, here is the quick and dirty introduction to this adventure. T-minus 7 days to lift off so let me get you up to speed. I love Mexico (food, language, history, culture etc.) and it has always been a dream of mine to spend time in central Mexico. So when I found out that my district was accepting applications for a Faculty Development Mexico Program to Mexico City and Guanajuato I jumped at the opportunity. Unfortunately my application was denied but I didn’t let that deter me. The next time the trip was offered I applied again and this time I made the cut. There are 7 of us going from MCCCD. A fascinating collection of personalities and areas of expertise. More on the team in a future blog. So for three weeks we get to explore, learn, experience and dive into all things Mexico. This goes way beyond being a tourist.
This program offers a chance to explore the culture and education systems of Mexico. I see this program as an amazing opportunity to develop both professionally and to create a unique module to enhance my students’ learning. I believe that internationalization is key to our evolving educational environment.
I am really excited but also apprehensive. Will my Spanish be good enough? Will I get a travel bug and get really sick? Will I get along with my travel companions? Will I be too distracted by having fun that I don’t get my project done? All relevant points of concern. Stay tuned to see how things turn out for this adventurer. Mexico, here I come!