This is part three in a series of posts from Marcela Hede. Start by reading her first post How to Have a Perfect Bilingual Immersion for Your Child without Losing Your Mind and her second post Immersion School: 4 Hurdles to Overcome Before Choosing One before this third and final post.
By Marcela Hede
Photos by Marcela Hede
Yes, I know I have spoken in previous articles (here and here) about how to create your perfect Spanish immersion. Unfortunately, I have to let you in a little secret: nothing is ever perfect!
As we discovered, going to school in Medellín, Colombia wasn’t exactly what my son, my husband and I had expected.
The first week of school I received a pretty happy boy at the bus stop. He was excited to attend school, to have a new friend named Juan Pablo, to enjoy delicious tropical fruits like mango, pineapple, and passion fruit which were a steady diet during break time, to have sweet teachers, and to be the new kid from “La USA.”
Unfortunately the excitement wore off pretty quickly. Click here to read more…