Monthly Archives: June 2012

Savoy ’14 Experiencing Difference in Cultures

Larry Savoy ’14 – My 20th birthday was spent in Ecuador! This is something that I will always cherish. Our coordinators Tania and Roxana decided to surprise me with a delicious birthday cake that I greatly appreciated and shared with … Continue reading

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Stroud ’14: In the Shadow of Imbabura

Patrick Stroud ’14 – In the balmy morning light and the congested Saturday traffic of Quito, a small posse of our group began our day-long sojourn to Otavalo.  Located near the volcano Imbabura (of which the city´s province is named), … Continue reading

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Herrera ’12 Adapting to Host Family

Jose Herrera ’13 – Sitting in an SUV with host family and extended family I’ve only known for a week, we drive down the misty mountainside near the summit of an active volcano (but its ok, it politely regurgitates lava … Continue reading

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Broadwater ’13 Adapting to Ecuadorian Life

Austin Broadwater ’13 – Coming to Ecuador has been such a great experience for me so far.  One of the newest things for me has been adapting to life with a host family.  Being fully immersed in the Ecuadorean culture … Continue reading

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Bennett ’14 Realizing “I’m not in Kansas anymore”

Kevin Bennett ’14, June 5 -   I was born and raised in Brownsburg, Indiana.  Brownsburg is a suburb of Indianapolis and primarily a farming community.  I am used to mostly country music and certain types of rock and roll created … Continue reading

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Barnes ’14: Settling is for Quitters

Adam F. Barnes ’15 – Yesterday I climbed to the top of Pinchincha mountain in Quito.  The summit stands at 4696m and the last few meters were quite dangerous.  I scaled rocks vertically and only made it with the assistance … Continue reading

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Richards ’13 Adapting to Life in Ecuador

Corbin Richards ’13 – This trip to Ecuador is my first outside of the United States. I have always been very fearful of the unknown. So when I first arrived to Quito, I was very nervous and cautious of what … Continue reading

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