Ecuador, Spring 2013

January 5 - May 15, 2013

The academic focus of the program is on intensive language study, and the history, culture and socio-economic institutions of Ecuador. The students also give back to the local community by volunteering at various local organizations. Following an orientation program in Quito, the program is centered in Cuenca and includes field trips to the primary rain forest, coastal mangroves, the Cañar region as well as other local areas of interest. Students are hosted by local families while in Cuenca. The program team includes our student participants, on-site academic director, resident director, blog moderator, academic instructors and program leader.

Mama Michi answers questions

Judy Blankenship March 28, 2013 Cañar view in flickr

Mama Michi outside her jambi wasi, healing center, answering questions after performing a limpieza.