Reviews

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 The Feast day was an absolute highlight!

Liebe Susi, Lieber Alex, die Reise war großartig, ein voller Erfolg, ich werde sie jederzeit weiter empfehlen, die Inhalte sind unschlagbar, ich habe die Zeit sehr genossen und wirklich viel neues erfahren! Ich werde sicherlich New Mexico wiedersehen wollen und würde mich freuen, euch da auch wieder zu treffen!

Vielen Dank! Einerseits, mir die Augen über New Mexico und seine Schönheit zu öffnen, andererseits so detaillierte und tiefe Einblicke in verschiedenste Themen zu ermöglichen, was einem sicherlich nicht oft geboten wird.  

Participant does not want to be mentioned by name

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Susie und Alex did a great job! Mit endloser Geduld, Humor und Charme, Flexibilität, Großzügigkeit schafften sie von Anfang an eine gute und entspannte Atmosphäre. Susies Netzwerk an connections ermöglichte uns Einblicke in Welten, die einem auf herkömmlichen Studienreisen verborgen blieben. Es herrschte die ganzen Tage eine positive Grundstimmung, gepaart mit dem Geist der Weltenoffenheit und Toleranz sowie der Überzeugung, dass Bildung der Schlüssel für Chancengleichheit und Gerechtigkeit ist. Dieses ermutigende Gefühl nehme ich mit in den Alltag.

Susie und Alex sind wahre Engel !

Birgit W.

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War guter Mix relevanter Themenkreise New Mexicos, guter Aufbau des gesamten Programms z.B. Start mit der Möglichkeit anzukommen und sich kennen zu lernen in so gastfreundlicher Umgebung, gute anschauliche Einblicke und Wissensvermittlung in gutem Wechsel mit „touristischem“ Programm. Super auch die kurzen Walks auf den Fahrten und Wanderung in den Sandia Mountains, am Ende der 2 Wochen schöner gelungener Abschluss…sehr runde Sache!

Sehr angenehme Betreuung und Organisation vor Ort!

Großartige Leistung! Vielen Dank!

Participant does not want to be mentioned by name

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I loved the academic program. It was an amazing experience due to the great variety of features one would never be able to experience on a private /tourist trip. It was about getting a deeper insight, about one’s own misunderstandings. Very valuable!

Jemez Feast with Brianna’s Native American family: fantastic !!!!
Acoma Pueblo Tour: super
Indian Cultural Center Albuquerque (I was not there yet)
Hubbell House: great
Curanderismo talk by Tonita Gonzales: this was not for me.
Old Town Tour: it was not bad!
Rio Grande Nature Center (I couldn’t take part)
Albuquerque Museum of Art and History : wonderful!!!
New Mexico History Museum Santa Fe: great!!!
US-American Border visit with Attorney at Law Dr. Jeffrey W. Smith: even greater!!!
White Sands National Monument, Gila Cliff Dwellings and hike, Very Large Array

Please comment: super, super, super, super!!!!!

The program was brilliant because of the interesting visits, talks, meetings but most of all because of your commitment! This was the point that made it unique. I am thankful I could take part in it.

Ulrike N.

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Best host ever!

Yes, I had a wonderful time and will surely only remember the good moments. Thank you very much!

Participant does not want to be mentioned by name

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Yes, that was a lot of good stuff [academic program]

I was very lucky [accommodations and hosts].

Yes, you did a great job, thanks! [organization and program management].

I had a great time!

Steffi P.

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Susi and Alex went out of their way to make this program a success and they actually succeded in making it a once in a life time experience for me. I want to then them once again for providing

some unique experiences for us – especially the two court visits.

I have no complaints but only praise for Susi and Alex

The recreational activities were all very nice.

It was all very good and some experiences (Feast Day with Native Americans, court visits with judges in Albuquerque and Acoma) were absolutely unique and phantastic.

Sabine L.

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Wonderful trip and great experience.

Every single event was an amazing experience

Best host I ever had.

Susanne Knoblauch and Alexander Marx did a great job.

Susi and Alex had to change very quickly the program due to some difficulties: so we could watch court hearings at the juvenile detention center, invaluable experience.

Non, je ne regrette rien.

Nina K.

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Host war perfekt.

Vielleicht koennte man eine Opernfahrt “Santa Fe” optional ins Programm aufnehmen.

(comment Susi and Alex: We took the advice).

Harry. F.

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My expectations were more than satisfied.

I haven’t found anything yet that could have been done better.

I liked the extra trip to the Santa Fe Opera. (Thank you very much, Alex!)

I think it would be worth visiting for the whole group (just the location is awesome).

(comment Susi and Alex: We took the advice).

The number of participants was perfect.

Gerda J.

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I was very happy with the program. The program was very intensive and varied and thus gave a comprehensive insight into the culture of New Mexico.

I found all the lectures quite stimulating especially the one on Native American Studies. It was very enlightening as it explained things we had seen the day before at Jemez Pueblo and it also tied very nicely with the guided tour at the Indian Cultural Center.

I had a wonderful time with my host Leslie. She was so welcoming and interested as well as very eager to show me all sorts of things relating to every-day life in ABQ and the US in general.
Taos was a great experience, too. The hostel was just right for a weekend in the mountains and it was a good opportunity to spend time together with the group.

You all did an absolutely amazing job and made it possible to see and experience so many different things within the short time of two weeks. Thanks a lot for organizing all this: The wonderful places, the many different people involved, the great food. It was also very enjoyable to meet and talk to the other hosts as they are all so different and interesting people.

It went way beyond expectations, thank you so much!!!

Uli S.

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All of them [educational events] did meet and even exceeded my expectations. I especially liked the museums, the court visit, and the Jemez Feast day.

They [recreational activities] exceeded my expectations, I was overwhelmed by the natural beauty of New Mexico.

My hosts were very friendly and open. We had a lot of interesting talks. The food was excellent. I couldn’t have had better hosts.

I met interesting people, learned a lot about New Mexico’s history and present, and experienced a beautiful landscape.

Sabine K.

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Most of them [educational events] met my expectations or even exceeded them, e.g. the court visits and the experience at the Jemez Feast day.  I would have liked to hear more about the Hubbell House (comment Susi and Alex: we took the advice).

Our host was most friendly and absolutely reliable, we were very comfortable in his spacious guest house. The Snowmansion was cosy and ok for two nights.

The program was very well organized, we met a lot of interesting people and the balance between the educational program and the recreational /sightseeing activities was just right. Getting to all the different places was made very easy for us as either the hosts had been asked to take us there or the organizers drove us (Thank you so much, Alex! Thank you, Susi and Charlie.)

It certainly exceeded my expectations with regard to the exceptional hospitality with which we were welcomed by the organizers (Susi’s brunch) and all the people who were involved in the program. A great interest in the success of the program could be felt on the part of the faculty members of the UNM, but also the other participants, like the judges, who not only instructed us about the legal system but also invited us to sit in hearings and answered our questions. It was very good that we had the opportunity to listen to and talk with people from different walks of life, like the hosts who took part in some activities or such kind people like Cheo, or the guide in the Indian Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

In my opinion, the program was very inspiring and well organized.

I enjoyed being part of a group of nice people who were open, interested and also liked to laugh!

We all were very well looked after by the team of organizers: Thank you, Susi, Alex and Ulrike!

Dorothee S.

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Yes the Host Family was amazing, open, friendly, they have spent a lot of time with me.

I would like to come back .

Sebastian W.

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