International Spotlight: Mexico

International Spotlight: Mexico

By: Christy Liu | Communications and Marketing Assistant for International Co-op
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Work and live in Mexico, a popular tourist country, and experience the pleasant weather and great food. Visit museums, pyramids, beach resorts, and see the unique architecture.

 

“Deserve your dream.”

Octavio Paz Lozano, Poet 

Hola! ¡Bienvenido a Mexico!

Capital: Mexico City

Currency: pesos

Work and live in Mexico, a popular tourist country, and experience the pleasant weather and great food. Visit museums, pyramids, beach resorts, and see the unique architecture.

Working in Mexico:

Different cultures have different work etiquettes and nuances. When immersing in your co-op work term placement, it is important to adhere to the cultural expectations. The following information is from the Canadian Intercultures website.

  • Attire: Dress code is more formal for work. Women wear makeup and have their hair done to make a good impression.
  • Hierarchy: The owner of the business is usually the decision maker. Skipping over an immediate supervisor is seen as betrayal. Provide ideas only when formally asked.
  • Greetings: Supervisors should be addressed formally (usted) with their title followed by their last name
  • Conflicts: Confront work-related problems in a friendly manner or speak to a supervisor.
  • Punctuality:  You should be on time, follow deadlines, and try not to be absent unless there are issues with family or friends.

Interesting Facts:

  • Mexico introduced chocolate, chillies, and corn
  • The volcano rabbit lives here
  • The National University of Mexico is the oldest university in North America
  • Some Mexicans speak Italian
  • Cinco de Mayo on May 5 honours the Mexican victory over the French army at Puebla de los Angeles in 1862. (Note: This holiday is not celebrated Mexico as much as it is here in Vancouver)
  • Mango, papaya, coconut and pineapples are common and favourite fruits
  • The region from Sonora to Tmaulipas holds hundreds of dinosaur fossils

Places of Interest:

Traveling and exploring is part of the co-op experience! Below are some attractions and sights that are well-known and breathtaking. For additional attractions, please click here.

  • Playa del Carmen
  • Oaxaca
  • Guanajuato
  • Los Cabos
  • Palenque
  • Tulum
  • Teotihuacan

Beyond the Article:

Interested in pursuing an international co-op work term? Find out more on the International Co-op website.

Information for this article was taken from the websites below:

Adiós! 

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Disclaimer: International Co-op does not claim to be experts on the topic above. Given the complexity of the topic and the difficulties faced when generalizing a country, we understand that you may disagree with some of the content posted.

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Posted on October 12, 2015