Monthly Archives: July 2011

Faculty Support

On Thursday July 21, 2011 we were joined by the wonderful company of Doctors Harriet and Stan Berman in Guayaquil, Ecuador. During the day, we toured the volunteer sites and were pleasantly surprised by the welcoming reception we received at … Continue reading

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Welcoming Ceremony 2011

Hola a todos! Ecuador is going well and we have already begun our volunteer work. I wanted to talk about a wonderful evening that was set up for us during our initial week. As part of our first week the … Continue reading

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Work Organizations and Spanish Classes!

Hola desde Ecuador! This is Lauren Utter and Tessa Kramer reporting from our homestay here in Guayaquil, Ecuador!  We wanted to keep you updated on some of our first week’s adventures, specifically updating you on the sites in which we … Continue reading

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Ecuadorian Homestay

            The homestay is a very unique and special experience.  It allows for a glimpse into the everyday life of a family in the host country.  The three of us (Aly, Lorin, Rachel) were very lucky to be placed with … Continue reading

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Jenga @ Church

Buenas Noches, I just got back from my first weekend trip to the Monteverde region of Costa Rica.  It’s one of the “cloud forest” regions of the country, known for its rain forest, canopy tours and endangered wildlife.  It was … Continue reading

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Getting Comfortable.

During the first week in Costa Rica, each day has been easier and more comfortable. My host parents are extremely kind and have made every effort to help me feel at home. Now with one weeks worth of Spanish Lessons, I … Continue reading

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Week 1

Surviving in Costa Rica so far.  We arrived last Saturday and my host family had a lot of their extended family over for the entire weekend.  The first couple of days were overwhelming and intimidating, but I am adjusting to … Continue reading

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