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Merida International .com

Mérida International Community

International Women's Club

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Founded in 1984 by just a few English-speaking women, our membership has grown to more than 200 members representing many nationalities, including many Yucatecans. English is the official language of the club and is spoken with many accents and varying degrees of proficiency. Our goals are Friendship, Service, and Self-Improvement. While achieving these goals, we provide an oasis from the larger world as well as a gateway into the local community.

Although we come together as strangers, we are a community of supportive women, with our diverse experiences and the unique opportunities of the Yucatan enriching our social and service programs. Our membership is fluid. Since many of our members live in our area seasonally, many come and go and come again. Old friendships are rekindled and new ones are forged continually...

Mérida English Language Library

We are a library as well as a cultural, community center offering a surprisingly extensive fiction collection, reading patio, children's room and reference room. We have magazines, books on tape, used books for sale, a community bulletin board and much more. We host a variety of social and cultural events throughout the year including the popular First Friday get-togethers and a stimulating lecture series...

Merida Verde

Merida Verde is a group of concerned residents of Merida, Yucatan, MX who meet to promote environmental awareness, conservation, and environmental improvement.

Brazos Abiertos

Brazos Abiertos - Ending AIDS in the Yucatan Brazos Abiertos, Inc. is a Texas-based 501(c)(3), whose mission is to empower the people of Yucatan, Mexico to respond to AIDS. Our vision for Brazos Abiertos is to be the catalyst for change where knowledge, prevention, and treatment of AIDS replace fear, discrimination, prejudice, and death for those infected.

Our vision for Brazos Abiertos is to be the catalyst for change where knowledge, prevention, and treatment of AIDS replace fear, discrimination, prejudice, and death for those infected. Our goals are: (a) To decrease the spread of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases in Yucatan, and (b) To improve access to healthcare and improve the overall quality of life for those people already infected with HIV. Brazos Abiertos means "open arms" in Spanish...

Life Long Learning

Spending time in another country is an excellent way to continue learning throughout your lifetime. To enrich your stay in Mexico, the Life Long Learning program offers courses, workshops and adventure-travel opportunities for the international community residing in Merida as well as for visitors to our area.

Life Long Learning courses and workshops are held at “Casa Internacional Mérida” conveniently located just four blocks from the main square and close to Mérida’s many museums and historic buildings. The “Casa Internacional Mérida&requo; complex includes three colonial heritage buildings connected by open courtyards, archways and, staircases. The Mexican colonial ambiance is prevalent. The early 19th century tile work, stone patio floors, wrought iron doors and windows, and high stucco walls transport you back to “old Mérida”...

Yolisto - Your Yucatán, Mexico Expatriate Community

An online expatriate community in Yucatan, Mexico. Members share photos, videos, stories, and information. Meet new friends, discuss your life and share your experience here in the most vibrant place on Earth.