Mexico Land of the Maya: Arts and Ancient Civilizations
Learn more about this Experiment program through the impressions of recent participants.
"Flying to Mexico alone was an experience for me! Because I have lived on a dairy farm my entire life, simply running errands is a trip to my family. You can probably imagine how I felt in the airplane! When I saw Mexico City for the first time, I was in awe of its size and development. Never have I traveled to a place where residences seem to stretch endlessly into the horizon, and where there is no shortage of diversity. Seeing different architecture and historical sites throughout Mexico City was very interesting to me, as well. I love history and learning about Mexico's history was extremely fascinating. I also thoroughly enjoyed trying different foods and even helping to prepare them once I was in the homestay!"
-- Mary Appleman, Westby Area High School
"To say the least, my homestay was amazing. My family was very nurturing and I also got to know other students’ families as well. My host family included my mother and father, two brothers and a little sister who were all so hospitable and kind. It was a wonderful experience living with them and sharing day to day life and activities with my new family. I had a birthday while in Mexico and my family even gave me a wonderful birthday fiesta! My family and I did all sorts of cool things like traveling to water caves [and] the beach and learning how to dance a traditional Mexican dance, Jarana. I enjoyed the cultural food as well. My new family helped me with my Spanish and I taught them a little English myself! My mother talked really fast, so I had to really pay attention. They really treated me as family."
-- Alan Price, Duke Ellington School for the Arts