Monday, April 2, 2012

Semana Santa

Spring Break has finally arrived here in Cuernavaca! The students moved back into the CGE houses on Friday morning just in time to unpack and then pack again for their various Spring Break activities on Saturday. Semana Santa, Holy Week, is the typical Spring Break for universities and schools throughout Latin America.
Zihuatenejo - who wouldn't love this?

Twelve of the eighteen students - including all of the traditoinal social work students and the adored Social Work professor - opted for the idyllic beach resort towns of Ixtapa and Zihuatenejo. They're currently relaxing on the beach, getting their tans on and probably drinking fruit smoothies under cabanas without a worry in the world.

The Salto de San Antón
Other students chose to stay in the Cuernavaca area and spend their days traveling to the surrounding towns and sights. They spent the day yesterday going on a walk to the Salto de San Antón - our neighborhood's very own waterfall! Plans for the rest of the week include the world renowned Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City, searching out Korean restaurants in the country's capital, visiting some art museums, catching up with their Mexican friends and having a movie night with their interns!

  • Have you studied abroad in Cuernavaca? If so, what did you do during your semester break? 
  • Any travel suggestions for current or future students?


  1. The Anthropology Museum is a good shout. I visited it about a month back ( Very impressive. Diego Riviera's museum, Anahuacalli, also has a great collection of pre-Hispanic relics if that's your thing.

  2. Thank You for sharing your small story with us. Did you have fun during your Spring Break? My Spring Break was boring, but I have fun with my family because I get to see them. However, I wish I can come visit Cuernavaca someday and explore the beautiful place.

  3. It sounds like you had sooooo much fun. and the pictures of where you were are beautiful! I need to get like you guys and girls and get myself over there for a semester or two! Anthropology is such a great subject to study next to social work of course ;-) i bet the museums are simply filled with lots of knowledge and history. I'm glad you had fun. so many memories made and great times to look back on.