Higher Path

Higher Path

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About

Higher Path is an international work and travel company based in Mexico City, Mexico.

Higher Path aims to provide companies, schools and non-profit organizations globally with the best international staff possible.

While presenting opportunities for everyone wanting to aim higher, the goal is to influence self-development and positive thinking through a cultural exchange experience. Higher Path programs are tried and tested ensuring only the highest of quality is made available to the public.

While maintaining a close relationship with each participant, Higher Path also provides assistance and application guidance from staff with experience as well as straight forward online services.

Higher Path’s vision is to provide genuine access to work and travel; to be the focal point of cultural exchange by 2030.

Founded
2013

Reviews

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Roopal
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

In just single words if i have to describe my experience, i would say - excellent - superb - awesome!

I has been a rewarding and heart touching experience travelling with a purpose so different and for the first time in my life. I cannot decide whether imparting education, a gift of language, was more fulfilling or the opportunity to travel to a part of the world that is so different in every way - the food, culture, music, weather, topography, social systems, customs and traditions etc was.

Undoubtedly every aspect of my trip and Mexico was excellent. However, i would like to say that the best aspect of my trip are the people of Mexico! They are simply amazing! They are warm and friendly. I met Mexicans in form of different groups - people from my school, my students and their family members, my host family, families of my Mexican friends who presently live in Canada etc. Everyone was welcoming and always worked towards my safety and pleasant experience! I felt so much at home in Mexico! Even unknown people like policemen, staff at the ticket windows of Metro (train) stations, local street vendors, public transport operators etc all were very helping and never ever misguided me.

I would like to share a story - my personal experience - just to reiterate how friendly the people of Mexico are. One day, i was in urgent need of Mexican PESO (MXN) and all i had was Canadian Dollars (CDN). I went to a local bank for the exchange. I was advised that i could not be helped as i did not have a Mexican ID (as i am not Mexican Citizen) & unfortunately, i did not carry my passport along that day. I was about to leave the cashier and one lady - a local Mexican - who was listening to my conversation came forward for help! She offered her Mexican ID and authorized the exchange. She was really a savior! Honestly, i can never imagine a stranger coming forward for this big a favor :) And for no expectations in return!

Truly, irrespective of all not very pleasant stories for Mexico floating around, i would still recommend Mexico for memorable and life change experiences! Especially my school - HigherPath. If not for them, i would never have had this experience that is so close of my heart :)

What would you improve about this program?
I think the way it was conducted was the best. It completely suited my needs as it gave me flexibility to plan my lessons/topics and conduct classes the way it suits myself as well as my students. I think i would like it to be the same.
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Erica
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

It is difficult to choose just one highlight of the experience, however I enjoyed traveling to places the most. My favorites included the pyramids, Valle de Bravo, and El Rollo!

I would tell a prospective applicant to travel as much as possible! The museums in D.F. are amazing, and the areas outside the city all have something different to offer. Explore!

Higher Path helped me with literally everything I needed or wanted throughout the program. They answered any and all questions and made sure I enjoyed my experience. My placement was extremely flexible and understanding when I was traveling and with schedule changes, so that was great as well. I would recommend my placement for future applicants because they were extremely flexible. I also greatly enjoyed all of my time “working”. The students of the placement are all very welcoming and it was enjoyable to have conversations with people from all different backgrounds.
I enjoyed the little things with my family - going out for tacos, playing video games, going out to the movies, etc. Spending time with the family was very enjoyable because they are a lot of fun and very welcoming.

I found my work to be very interesting and rewarding. I greatly enjoyed learning more about my own language, Spanish, my students, and life in Mexico. I would not necessarily say that it was challenging, but I learned a great deal from it. Teaching at Higher Path was more challenging than my placement (where I had conversation classes only). I think it was good that it was not overly challenging because I believe that would have been a bit overwhelming. I received a great deal of orientation about my placement before my start date. It answered questions I did not even know that I had.

What would you improve about this program?
One change I would make would be more planned trips. The trips were by far some of the highlights of my experience, and I learned about different areas of Mexico. I also think the would be even more amazing with more participants because then they could do things together with or without a Mexican resident.
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Liam
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I wanted some real life experience teaching and I heard about this program while in student halls. I don't speak Spanish and I don't have much teaching experience but the staff were friendly and the school was in a very nice part of the city. I didn't do any optional trips because my family took me everywhere but I wish I could have seen more outside of the city. I only had a month but I think it should be 2 to really see everything in the city! I miss my Mexican family a lot and I know I'll be over some time again soon but I need to complete my studies first!

I recommend the museum of anthropology, we also went into this small market a lot for our meals and I remember eating for so cheap! Ask beforehand though if your family has Internet because mine didn't and I had to go to like an Internet cafe to talk to my family.

What would you improve about this program?
I gave my family like a weekly amount of money for food but most of the time it was just like £15 but maybe an upgrade where food is free as well?
Response from Higher Path

Thank you Liam, we're happy to say that we now include food and Internet with each placement for our volunteering program. Thank you for your thoughts! - The Higher Path Team

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