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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring Break 2010, ¡Feliz Semana Santa!

Can't get to Cancun or Acapulco this year?
Here's a photo, video, and blog update from the beaches...

Looks like Mexico's spring break king — Cancun — is rebounding quickly from last year's triple blow to its tourism industry caused by the flu epidemic, drug violence and a global economic crisis.

Those worries couldn't compete this year against Mexico's cheap airfare from the United States and phenomenal package deals that include the popular all-you-can-drink enticements.

To counter the bad news, the Pacific coast resort of Acapulco in drug-plagued Guerrero state paid MTV $200,000 for the network to host its spring party there this year. The city expects to draw between 7,000 to 10,000 spring breakers despite the resort's sporadic drug killings and gun battles...

Some U.S. universities warned students headed for Mexico about drug-related violence, prompting some to cancel already paid for spring break trips.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Institute of International Education (IIE) Survey

The Institute of International Education (IIE) has requested that educational institutes pass along their request to complete a short survey. Thanks to our students for participating! It will only take about 5 mins. To take the survey, please click here. You'll be asked your opinion on a few issues regarding international education 
The IIE is also an excellent source for information and assistance if you're thinking about studying in the U.S. or other foreign country.
We'll let you know as details are available on their upcoming sessions on test preparation. They'll offer an April session for the GRE, a May session for the TOEFL, and an August session for the SAT.
The IIE is located in the Col. Juárez at 31 Liverpool. Their web site address is:
The IIE is housed in the same place as the Benjamin Franklin Library, home to Mexico's best collection of English books and periodicals. The BFL web site address is: We love it not only for the books, but the always enticing Sunday edition of The New York Times.