The experience of traveling and studying is unforgettable.
Millions of students want to travel to other countries to want to learn a language, especially thousands of North American students want to travel to Latin American countries to improve their Spanish.
Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Argentina, and Colombia are the countries preferred by students from all over the world but especially from the United States and Canada.
According to an investigation I did in 2013, Mexico welcomes approximately 15,000 foreigners, of which 78% come from North America.
Many of them return with good experience and solid knowledge of Spanish.
For this reason, I had interviewed Laurie Avery, an American student, who said how difficult it is study Spanish in Mexico, but now I would like you to know the experience of a Canadian student.
Again I was CEPE in Mexico City and interviewed a girl named Bianka Calvert, who was very kind in answering my questions and she tells her experience living in Mexico and why it is important to Learn Spanish.
If you are a student from North America and you are thinking of traveling to Mexico to improve your Spanish, check out this interview that will help you decide.
- 1 Why did you decide to study Spanish?
- 2 Why did you decide to study Spanish in Mexico?
- 3 How important is Spanish in your daily life?
- 4 What did you like best about living in Mexico?
- 5 What did you dislike about living in Mexico?
- 6 Would you recommend a friend to study Spanish in Mexico?
- 7 What advice would you give to Canadian Student who wants to learn Spanish in Mexico?
Why did you decide to study Spanish?
I have always liked the Spanish language. In high school and in college we had to take a language in school and I always decided to stick with Spanish. I decided to major in Spanish in university because I enjoyed what I had been learning thus far.
Why did you decide to study Spanish in Mexico?
My university in Canada has an agreement with CEPE to send students in Mexico to receive Spanish credits towards their degree. This is my second year studying in Mexico.
How important is Spanish in your daily life?
I absolutely LOVE Spanish. The language and the culture that comes with it is an important part in my life now. I don’t really have a reason as to why, but I never want to let this knowledge go.
How important is to you practice with native speakers to improve your learning?
It is extremely important for me to speak with native Spanish speakers because I know they will correct me if I am saying something wrong. I can also learn a lot just from listening to the actual Spanish speakers speak.
What did you like best about living in Mexico?
I love the food, the culture, the music, and how open the people are to people that aren’t from Mexico.
What did you dislike about living in Mexico?
The only thing I dislike about living in Mexico is the quality of the air in the city. Sometimes it’s hard to just walk…
Would you recommend a friend to study Spanish in Mexico?
When I went back home last year after being in Mexico for 2 months, I told everyone about how much I loved it. I was a representative for the Mexico study abroad program at my university and enjoyed talking about it whenever I could. I was able to gather 9 people from my university this year to come to Mexico.
What advice would you give to Canadian Student who wants to learn Spanish in Mexico?
Be open-minded and don’t be afraid about going to Mexico. Mexico is dangerous, yes, but it’s not as bad as the media portrays. I would tell anyone and everyone to experience this amazing opportunity.
Ok, maybe Mexico is not having its best time in security, but it is always good that you are informed of the best way for you to make the best decision.
More info about living in Mexico: Where is the Best Place to Learn Spanish? Mexico or Spain.
It was a small interview, but if you want to ask a question to Bianka Calvert do not hesitate to put it down here in the comments.