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Mexico

Academy UpdatesMexico
04/12/2015

From the Ground Up

This week was our build week. Instead of a house build like Live Different normally does, we decided to switch things up a bit and work on a schoolhouse project. This Build was very different…
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Academy UpdatesMexico
27/11/2015

Desert Adventures

For the last two and half months we have adventured to many different places that are reflective of the Mexican culture. A few of my favourites were a volcano hike, Lucha Libre, Globos market, and the…
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Academy UpdatesMexico
16/11/2015

No Hombres? No Problem

This week I attended our different volunteer positions and visited my host family one evening. I really enjoy going to Buen Samaritano, because I like the work I get the opportunity to do there. I…
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Academy UpdatesMexico
16/11/2015

Time – An Undervalued Luxury

This week was very challenging, but also very rewarding. I was able to learn so much about poverty and about those experiencing poverty that I’ve never thought about before. One of the hardest things I…
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Academy UpdatesMexico
09/11/2015

The Most Empowering Week of My Life

Being empowered doesn't come from things that come easy to us. It comes from the tougher times where we push ourselves to the limits and survive to tell the story. That's how I feel about…
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Academy UpdatesMexico
05/11/2015

A Positive Look at Challenges

Planning for Week in the Life, learning what it was about, and trying to think of ways to prepare for it, was all very exciting. However, now that we are actually a part of the…
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Academy UpdatesMexico
26/10/2015

We learn from one another

We had our first full week of volunteering and I felt it went really well. We volunteered at various organizations including Casa Hogar Ebenezer and Buen Samaritano - old age homes, Oasis - an after-school…
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Academy UpdatesMexico
25/10/2015

A Glimpse of What is to Come

During our first week back in Zapata, after Spanish school in Ensenada, we spent most of our time visiting all the volunteering locations and learning about their history and mission. We visited a few afterschool…
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Academy UpdatesMexico
19/10/2015

Ensenada, Spanish classes, and a Trek to find Buddha

Traveling to Mexico and living immersed in the culture is an incredible privilege that I am very lucky to be a part of.  The opportunity to learn Spanish while living here is such a blessing…
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BuildsMexico
10/08/2015

Laughter, Stories, and Love

When I thought about going to do a Live Different Build, I couldn't wrap my head around what I would to actually experience. I could only try to picture the people I was going to…
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