Our first week in San Pancho was spent getting acclimatized and familiar in our home for the next few weeks! Our FS leader led us on a nice walking tour of the town, we alsospent time walking the beach, lounging by the pool, and trying new and delicious foods !!! We met with the director of the community centre who gave us a tour of the incredible community center, Entres Amigos, which left us feeling excited for the weeks ahead. We both found the model of their facility and the programs that they run to be quite outstanding and showed leadership within their community. Last week, we had the opportunity to explore les Islas de Marietas, a few islands off of Punta de Mita, where we had fun snorkeling, swimming and boating.
We both chose to come on this field school because we wanted to broaden our cultural perspective by experiencing first hand another culture. We also were excited to gain more clinical practice in a challenging setting. Our first impressions of San Pancho is that it is a truly beautiful and friendly community. The people we have met so far have been extremely welcoming to us, and patient with our language barrier. Working with the children at the Kindergarten School was a great start to our trip as they were so full of joy and open to our information!
We are excited for what is to come. ……… by Allison and Brett