Hello and welcome to the Latitudes blog! This is a space for you all to share stories from your internships with each other, your families, and the Carpe Diem family. Our first post is from Alex Wentworth, who is interning with Casa de los Angeles in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She is working at a daycare center for children of single moms.

Hi, my name is Alex and I am in Mexico, in San Miguel!! I am working with two years olds and I have 10 children in my classroom, plus on boy with down syndrome. My journey was hard, I cried every night in the first week and I wanted to go home. I did not know anybody, it was scary. What I did to get through it was talk to people and think about why I am here. I am so glad that I stayed because I love my students. They make my day!! I can’t believe I’ve been here for a month, where did the time go? I know I am changing these kids lives, and helping the teacher is a big thing. If you have a hard time for the first week it is normal. I hope the rest of you guys have fun wherever you are around the world!!