Why to Study Abroad in Mexico with AIESEC Program - J.T. Allen

In Chapter 12 of 14, J.T. Allen studies abroad in Mexico City through student program AIESEC (www.aiesec.org) while attending college at the University of Michigan.  Staying with an elderly Mexican woman whose only English knowledge is the word "butter" provides basis for Allen learning Spanish and building a relationship. The immersion, and related uncomfort, pushes Allen to reach his goal to learn Spanish and return home more fulfilled as a result.