Five Things That Are Different in Mexican Schools
Growing up in an expat family, I lived in six countries before arriving in Puerto Aventuras in 2011. I am now in 11th grade, and here are some of my favorite experiences from studying in Mexico
Have you ever wondered if Mexican schools have the same characteristics as other schools in the world? Well, let me tell you, being a student that has been a part of many institutes, I have to say that Mexican schools have intrigued me more than the rest. Let me tell you five things that are different here:
From the moment you walk in the school, all students immediately try to become your friend. You are the new toy that has just arrived. No one knows who you are, where you have been, but once you have started getting to know each other and spending so much time together, believe me, that group will become your family.
We wear uniforms (a big plus). When I used to live in Belgium, I attended an American school. I kid you not; I had to wake up an hour earlier to pick out my clothes, because if you wore the wrong brands, you would get bullied. However, here we use uniforms and no one criticizes your outfit (plus you get more sleep!)
Teachers are different. The teachers are very friendly, and even act like our friends, but, of course, there is always a limit. Students normally call them Miss or Profe instead of saying their names or last names.
We have a variety of Mexican dishes from which we from which we can choose. Imagine you have just finished your physics class, and to regain energy, you want to eat a big juicy taco. There are so many delicious Mexican dishes to choose. From sandwiches to quesadillas, molletes, tostadas, spaghetti, pizza, tacos, we have it all. I tell you, they will leave you licking your fingers.
All students are united. Compared to all big schools out there, Mexican schools are normally small. To be honest, I miss being a part of a huge community, because you get to meet different people every day, but if you are in a small one, you become so close to the people, we all become a family and respect, help and comfort each other.
Not the same as the other schools you have gone to right? I may or may not be trying to sell you into being a part of the Mexican schools, but I tell you, you will not be disappointed once you have become a part of the institutes beautiful community..