Monthly Archives: May 2011

Hanging out in Quito, Host Family

Fabian Villanueva ’ 13 - Today we got the day off school! Since Tuesday was a national holiday in Quito, instead of giving the people of Quito Tuesday off, they gave Friday off so that they could have a three-day weekend. The … Continue reading

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Straddling the Equator

John Jurkas ’12 – Today we took an amazing trip to where the Equator is actually located, Latitude 00°00’00.”  The place we went is actually a newer location that is about 500 meters away from the famous “Mitad del Mundo” … Continue reading

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A short trip to El Mercado

Matthew Paul ’13 - The first thing I notice as we enter el mercado, the market, is the incredible number of things crammed into such a small space. While we had walked by the opening to the mercado a couple of … Continue reading

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One Day in Quito Offers A Lot

Jimmy Beasley ’12 – The 22nd of May, a Sunday, showed me how much of a great ppportunity the Ecuador Program can be if a student makes it. I woke up at a normal time of 8:00 am which may … Continue reading

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Learning How to Get Around Quito on Our Own

Anton Crepinsek ’12 – Quito, Ecuador – Here in Quito, everyday presents numerous opportunities for adventure. For John, Jimmy, Victor and I, the adventure began early. The four of us live close together, so this was the day that we … Continue reading

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Moms A Big Help Learning About Quito

John Jurkash 12 -Quito, Ecuador – One word cannot describe our experience in just these first fewdays.  The best way to describe our trip to Quito thus far is that you will literally learn in every single environment you will … Continue reading

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Our First Day Getting Settled in Ecuador

Ian Kelly ’12 – May 17, 2011 – Our  first day in Quito consisted primarily of a tour of the Universidad Catolica.  The University is gorgeous and contains a combination of outdoor and indoor facilities that create an environment far … Continue reading

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