Jessica Cordes

Jessica Cordes

Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Latin America, iWinterMX Global Business Programme


Hey, I’m Jess, born and raised on the North Shore, Auckland. I am in my 4th year studying a Bachelor of Global Studies majoring in International Relations and Business, and specialising in Spanish and Latin American Studies conjoint with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. 

I applied for this programme because it dips into each segment of my Global Studies degree – global business, Spanish, and Latin America. I wanted to contextualise what I’ve been taught so far in these courses by learning about Mexican business authentically. 

I’m most looking forward to appreciating the grand scale that Mexican multinationals operate at, which is not seen here in Aotearoa. I’d love to do ambassadorial-type work in the future, so establishing relationships with both Mexican businesses and experts, as well as other like-minded international students, will be invaluable.

  • Forever Tec <3

    Our fourth and final week in Mexico kicked off with a 9-hour bus ride from León to Monterrey, in the north of the country. Monterrey is in the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range foothills, and the impressive mountains can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. This is our host uni Tecnológico de Monterrey’s…Continue Reading Forever Tec <3

  • Tercera Semana – León

    Week three: León After kicking off the new week in this new city with our lectures, we kicked off in a little football match organised for us on campus. Given that no one realllly played football already, the game was a bit of a mess. We were playing 9ish a side on a very, very…Continue Reading Tercera Semana – León

  • ¡Vamos!

    I’m writing this blog as our first week in Mexico draws to a close. To say that it’s been unreal so far would be an understatement. We packed so much into this week (and yet there’s still many more places I want to explore when I come back in the future 😉), so I’m just…Continue Reading ¡Vamos!