What am I doing here? Shouldn't I be in a remote village without running water or power struggling to get by on rice and scraps of tempe? Perhaps. But the swimming pool doesn't help my students string together sentences in English.
No matter how little it costs, most students will not study abroad as juniors and seniors unless they experience, from the start, a campus culture and a curriculum that, in the lingo, has become thoroughly internationalized.
If this year's resolution for us is that 2012 be the year we begin making great investments -- and putting our money truly where our mouths are -- the holidays are a great time to give towards the future of a child.
In the U.S., tutoring is synonymous with supplementing what a child learns in the classroom with sessions outside of school. But here in Mexico, Convivencia Educativa imagines one-on-one tutoring as the primary way to educate students.