Making new friends, exploring a new culture, and tasting different foods are all benefits of the Intercultural Exchange Program with Bosque’s sister school in Mexico City, Colegio Reina Elizabeth (CRE). On Sunday, 16 Bosque students left for Mexico to begin their two-week experience. The group is being led by Bosque’s Intercultural Exchange Coordinators Barb Lazar, Alma Campuzano, and Denise Gleason.
Late last month and early February, Bosque families hosted several CRE students who traveled to New Mexico to participate in Bosque School life, visit cultural sites in and around Albuquerque, and get a taste of what it’s like to be a member of the Bosque community.
The group is only a few days into their Mexico visit, and activities are plentiful. They were greeted with a welcome ceremony, complete with the presentation of colors by the Federal Parachute Cadet Corps, which was a first for the Exchange. CRE students also performed dances from their recent school musical, Grease. Bosque students have been spending time with old and new friends at CRE and were treated to a grand meal of tacos de rajas, tinga, cochinita pibil along with calabacitas and nopales provided to the host families. A trip to Teotihuacan to visit the ancient pyramids is one of many sights they’ve experienced on their journey so far.
Keep up with all the group’s activities on social media and stay tuned for a return recap on March 21!