Universidad Católica Luis Amigó

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How has been my Exchange experience?

Publicado por Webmaster el 13/6/2017 (1480 lecturas)

Carolina Cardona
Universidad Católica Luis Amigó / Universidad de Colima
Licenciatura en Inglés


In this paper I am going to talk about some experiences, academic events and learnings that I have lived in Mexico during my exchange at Colima University. Also, I want to mention some places that I have visited and their similarities with some places from Colombia.
First of all, I want to say that I have had the experience to share the same house with three German girls, WHO SPEAK English and Spanish with me. This experience has been fascinating because I have learned about Germany culture and I have practiced English language.
Secondly, I have participated in several academic events, which are programmed by school of foreign language. For example, in the “Grito de independencia” was on September I played “los gallitos” with balloons tied to our feet. On October I made a presentation about learning objects (LO) in the evaluation of foreign language event. And, I participated in the “Altares de los muertos” building for a traditional competency in November.
Thirdly, I have learned about tupicall Mexican foods and drinks. For instance, “Tacos, Enchiladas, Pozole, fFautas (cheese and chicken”), Sopitos, Tejuino, Rusas and Rompope”. In addition, I have learned slang with expressions like “aguas” it means carful; “pedo” has different means according to context: problem, someone drunk or whats up? Therefore I have learned Korean and Deutsch in my independent work.
Finally, I have traveled to Guanajuato, León, Tequila, Guadalajara, Cuyutlán, Manzanillo, Comala, and other places. These locations make me remember some Colombian places like Cartagena, Bogotá, Zarzal, Pereira, Necoclí, Barranquilla and Santa Fé de Antioquia, respectively.

To conclude, I consider that to live an exchange experience is so fascinating because you can share with other people, you can learn about other cultures and you can enjoy different places, landscapes and food that may you had never seen before.