This is a two part activity - first assign a country/region and have students answer questions at home, then give role playing cards/papelitos based on their previous investigation. Everyone basically has the same role, but the role playing cards are individualized based on country and gender (if a female is told to make friends with another person, this looks different in Spanish than if a male is told to make friends with a certain person).
Included: sample country assignments
questions that students have to answer at home
role playing cards for 19 students