The files below are essays written by students at Escuela Victoria Robbins, a school in San Miguel de Allende, a town in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. Most of our students are from expat families living here, although there are also some locals. The authors of the essays range from 14 to 17 years old. Most of the essays below still need some final editing, but we wanted to get these up here before we break for the holidays. We look forward to your comments. Muchas gracias for this chance to participate internationally. Sam Hillers