Years ago, my school had an exchange with a school in Mexico. I chaperoned groups of students on two-week trips to Mexico City where my sixth graders were hosted by families from a receiving school. On school days I'd meet up with my students and take them sightseeing around Mexico City. On weekends and in the evenings host families would invite me to their homes. This trip was usually in Feb., then sixth graders from Mexico would visit us in April. It was a wonderful experience both for me and for my students and their families! We learned about Mexican culture and had experiences we would not have had without our hosts. If you have an opportunity to be part of an exchange program, take it!
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