ACU students doing well in Mexico

For immediate release
June 17, 1999

Eleven Abilene Christian University students are studying foreign languages in Torrejon, Mexico, this summer as part of a new exchange relationship with Universidad Autonoma de Laguna.

In the mornings, the students participate in 2-hour language classes followed by 2-hour culture classes. In the afternoons, students are taught different Mexican crafts and hobbies.

Because there are no dormitory-style accommodations at UAL, the students have the opportunity to stay with families in the area or at a boarding house where native students live.

Dr. Harland Rall of the ACU foreign language department says, "The students are doing well and having fun in their new environment. They get to take tours around Torrejon, and they are in the middle of putting together a small play with only Spanish parts."

During their last week in Mexico, the students will be joined by ACU professors Rall and Dr. Robert Brown. They will have the opportunity to visit the interior of Mexico to see historical sites of the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920.

"They will get to see the very roots of modern Mexico. The students are having a very broad based cultural experience that enhances learning and living," Rall said.

In July a group of five ACU business students will go to Torrejon as part of a business studies exchange program. These students are currently working in Abilene in pairs with students from Torrejon.


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Last update: June 17, 1999
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