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

The Playa Times Riviera Maya's English Newspaper - - Beach Life - BY VALENTINA JORIO

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..

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