Jisel's Journey to Mexico

Current Location

Cuetzalan, Mexico

Hi! My name is Jisel Gomez and I am spending the fall semester of my junior year in Puebla, Mexico! I will be taking classes in Spanish and am excited to share with you all that I learn, eat and see!


The capital of Mexico is Mexico City. Mexico City is just a two-hour drive from Puebla! Did you know that Mexico City is built on a lake, so it is constantly sinking?


All the University of Notre Dame students in the Puebla program live with a host family. Living with a host family has been a great way to integrate myself into the community!

Field Notes

Día de Muetros, Day of the Dead, is a holiday celebrated across Mexico on November 1st and 2nd. I celebrated Dia de Muertos in Cuetzalan, Puebla. 


I took part in a cooking class organized by my program. A chef from the culinary school taught us how to make hot chocolate, mole blanco, and tacos al pastor. We all got to cook and of course eat!