Life in Mexico

Get to know your host country

The Essentials

Digging Deeper

Language Resources
Cultural Resources
News and Media
Movies and Documentaries
  • La Perla (1947)
  • Cantinflas (2014)
  • El coronel no tiene quien le escriba (1999)
  • Abel (2010)
  • México Pelágico (2014)
  • Eco de la montaña (2014)
  • Calle 54 (2000)
  • Ilusión Nacional (2014)
  • Hecho en Mexico (2012)
  • Conquistadors (4-part series, 2000)
Book
  • The Old Gringo: A Novel
  • Like Water for Chocolate
  • Malinche: A Novel
  • Caramelo
  • On Mexican Time: A New Life in San Miguel
  • Watch Out for Topes: A Memoir About Travels in Mexico
  • First Stop in the New World
  • Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo
  • THE MEXICAN MIND! - Understanding & Appreciating Mexican Culture!
  • The Oxford History of Mexico
  • History of Mexico. From the Aztecs to Porfirio Diaz
  • Teotihuacan: The History of Ancient Mesoamerica’s Largest City
LGBTQ Resources (Diversity) Heritage and Ethnicity Resources (Diversity)
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