When for first time you arrive at MPA, everything is complicated and confusing. You are far from home, the weather is really hot, you have to find your room and unpack, and you don’t know anyone. There are a lot of things to worry about, but what really is on your mind in those moments is the fact that you are going to stay nine months away from home, far from family and friends.
Some days later, when everything is already in order, this feeling vanishes, giving the impression that you have been here for your whole life and that this is your home. You feel so happy and comfortable that you forget that you are living in one of the most chaotic and poverty stricken countries of the world.
When for the first time you go for town leave and walk among rickshaws, a bunch of motorbikes, heat and a lot of people, the first thing you want to do is go back to your new home. Rest and eat is the first thought that comes to your mind, and even more because it is the only place you can trust that everything is clean.
Miri Piri Academy is a small huge world inside Amritsar, the only one that from a distance, when you are coming back in the school bus, looks nice and pleasant. This small huge world is now my home, sweet home.
– Sebastian Gutierrez, Mexico