Comparing Maru a Pula to Catlin in the past few days has given me some new insights into just how different the culture is between the two schools. Compared to Catlin's quietly-friendly students, MaP kids are more outgoing than you could imagine. They also (no offense Catlin kids), just seem genuinely happier.
I stayed at MaP today to attend some classes. In the morning i found my way to English to give them a perspective on America from an American student. They were reading the book Angela's Ashes. It's about an Irish family that immigrates to America. They asked me a lot of questions about how America was compared to the advertised perception. A lot of people think America is big on partying and it's hot and sunny everywhere. We compared and constrasted the schools and i noticed that people here are a lot more friendly and that there aren't as many cliques.