In the Summer of 2016, five University of Texas at Dallas students embarked on a study abroad adventure to Oaxaca City, Mexico. The group consisted of three pre-med students Sidd, Steven, and Subodh, one biology major Keely, and one historical studies major Amanda. Under the supervision of Professor Monica Rankin they immersed themselves in the Spanish language, absorbed the culture, and learned about Mexican history. This is a collaborative blog/journal of their trip.