Testimonials at AIU for Sunday, December 8, 2019


Esther Mejia Pineda, Bachelor of Nonprofit Administration - March-18-2019
Work hard, keep going discover that the world can be your classroom to






There are countless of studies, essays, investigations and experiments with the purpose of defining whether education is being provided the best way possible in the classrooms around the world.

Some results clearly prove that traditional education as we know it is `the best bet' and has been por the past decades. While others suggest that there is far more out there that students and people are missing out on because of following these "old-fashioned ways".


“Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and directed research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators and also learners may educate themselves. Education can take place in formal or informal settings and any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational.”


Both, the determined traditional education also known as  "back - to- basics"  education, is the type that follows norms established by society over the course of the years, as well as, the  non-traditional education vary greatly with geography and time. They are both  given life by millions of methods of teaching and many of them have been questioned and debated by people far more qualified than me in the subject. That being used as my disclaimer, I come to you with this piece not to try to establish which is better or prove that one is, but rather to celebrate the difference and share my story. I leave it the reader's choice to form their own opinion and perhaps allow my experience to contribute to their education.


“But, is she even learning anything?”  “How do you know if this is the right education for her?” Are just a couple examples of hundreds of  questions my parents had find an eloquent and truthful response to through the years. Directors, teachers, family and friends questioned if my working- class parents had made the right choice in homeschooling six kids in a developing country like Honduras.  I received a bilingual education top five in the city education that otherwise would have been impossible. Being bilingual opened many doors for me and my sibling that have contributed to bettering my education.

Truth be told, I would have never been able to be where I am at in my education and career if my parents had not chosen a different form of education for us. I am forever thankful that they chose to obey the voice of God in this matter, rather than give in to the many inquiries and doubts they received from the world around them.


As a 21 year-old, now graduating college, I look back and find that non- traditional education defines my journey through the years in search of  continuing to grow and becoming a better person.  I thank institutions like American International University who have opened the door and paved the way to allow different students like me reach bars and achieve educational goals. AIU has allowed me to be the bearer of a bachelor's degree that will continue to open doors to more professional experiences and for that I am eternally grateful.

AIU’s versatile curriculum allowed me to focus in learning skills and techniques that help me specifically in my roll as a non-profit manager. It’s simple yet extended courses prepared me for the working life challenges I face. The biggest blessing is that I was able to work at my own pace yet the tutors were always close to help with any questions.I am extremely satisfied and thankful with American International University for contributing in my life better.


I would like to conclude this piece by encouraging the reader to find the best way and most accessible at the moment to continue growing, learning and experiencing. Never stop because of the circumstances. Never allow others to dictate how it should be done or what education means. Work hard, keep going discover that the world can be your classroom too.



Esther Mejia, BMM

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