Country of the month: Mexico
Celebrating Death in Mexico
At the end of October and early November, el Día de los muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican holiday, is celebrated throughout Mexico and in other countries around the world. The holiday focuses on family and friends gathering to pray for and remember loved ones who have passed on. Traditions associated with the holiday include building an altar in each home. These altars are decorated with flowers, fruit, favourite foods and beverages of the deceased as well as their picture. A visit to a departed’s tomb is seen as a gift from the deceased’s friends and family.
Check out this web site for more Mexican celebrations: http://www.aracnets.net/ilcy/mexican.htm
How to apply
To successfully complete the exchange process please follow these steps:
- Getting started
- Preparing your application
- Planning for departure
- Being abroad
- Returning home
The International Office is very happy to announce the winners of the 2015 Photo and Video Contest.
- Photo contest winners:
- 1st prize: Alicia Silvestri
- 2nd prize: Cameron Revington
- Voter's choice: Joshua Russell
- Video contest winners:
Thank you to all of the students who submitted pictures of their student exchange to this year’s contest. For more information, visit the Annual Photo and Video Contest webpage.
- Are you interested in participating in a national or international exchange?
Come see us at one of the mandatory information sessions. For more information on the information sessions offered, consult the list.
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