One World Trek is a teacher travel program that brings teachers into the heart of Mexican culture, to Merida.
In this language and cultural immersion, teachers will take conversation Spanish classes in the mornings, and participate in excursions to local sights in the afternoons with local guides.
Our trips are open to all nationalities of K-12 and university educators, administrators, retired educators, as well as educators’ guests. Our specialized tours focus on rich, authentic experiences and cuisine with the goal of bringing culture into the classroom.
As the vibrant capital of the Yucatán, Merida showcases the richness of both Spanish and Mayan culture. Visitors enjoy stunning 16th century architecture throughout the walkable and colorful downtown area. As a popular destination for Mexican tourists, the city holds different festivals, folkloric dances, and music events nightly. The regional gastronomy is like no other Mexican state, with local ingredients that are fresh and unique. Outside the city, Spanish haciendas, secret cenotes, and thousands of Mayan ruins wait to be explored.
About the Team
Becky Morales, Founder and Executive Director
Becky founded One World Trek in 2018 to share her passion for traveling and world cultures with teachers around the world. Becky is a Spanish and ESL teacher, who studied abroad at the University of Illinois in Spain and Ecuador. She recognizes the invaluable experiences of traveling and aims to help other teachers explore Latin America so they can bring back knowledge and culture to their classes. She runs KidWorldCitizen.org, a database of activities that teachers and parents use to teach kids about the world. Becky also produces the Language Latte podcast, a conversation for world language teachers. She is raising her own 5 kids to be bilingual and loves to travel with them on adventures around the globe.
Antonio Morales, Finance Director and Logistics
Antonio is Becky’s husband and partner in this endeavor. He and Becky met when he was an exchange student from Mexico, to the US. He is a corporate finance guy, who shares his passion of travel with his family. Antonio is from Mexico City originally, but loves the culture and history of Merida.