Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Latin America, Social Realities in Mexico
My name’s Laura, and I’m super excited to be going to Mexico for six weeks as part of the PMSLA – Social Realities in Mexico group. I’m originally from Christchurch and have just finished my second year at UoA studying a Bachelor of Global Studies and Bachelor of Arts conjoint, majoring in Global Environment and Sustainable Development and Geography.
I applied for Social Realities in Mexico as it is a programme that matches all the areas in my degree that I am interested in: environmental sustainability, indigenous studies, and human rights.
It is also an awesome opportunity to learn more about Mexico. The parts of the trip I am most excited about are the service workshops with experts and the week-long Cuetzalen study trip! I also can’t wait to practise my Spanish and try all of the food I can!
I am currently unsure about what I want to do professionally, so I am hoping this trip will inspire me and reveal possible career pathways.
I can’t wait to share with you all what we get up to!