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.
Empanadas de Queso
Our Ecuadorean feast! Everyone went to the market, bought the necessary ingredients and cooked a traditional plate with one of their family members.