Tag: Ecuador

Inca Trail (Irina Rau)

My name is Irina Rau and I studied abroad in Ecuador in the spring of 2011. I studied at the Universidad de San Francisco de Quito and had the opportunity to see a lot of the beautiful country by hiking the Andean Mountains. Every weekend we went…

Ready or Not (Leah Zwiers)

I had started my countdown to go home right around the halfway point. It wasn’t that I was ready to leave, just that I was ready to go home (as if that makes any sense at all). I so badly wanted to see my family and…

A Religious Excursion (Rebecca Larson)

One of my classes had a project where we were to go out into Quito and research something.  Anything.  My group and I decided to compare different religions in the city.  There is a very obvious and large Catholic tradition and population in all of South…

Fiestas de Quito (Rebecca Larson)

When I first arrived to Ecuador my host dad said it was great luck that I am here the fall semester, for I will be able to experience Fiestas de Quito November 26-December 6.  Fiestas de Quito are ten consecutive days celebrating Quito’s foundation.  My host…

Metaphors in Ecuador (Gwen Hasenberg)

Last night I had an interesting dream.  I was packing up my suitcases.   While I was packing I kept remembering more and more stuff that I needed to bring with me and more and more stuff just kept appearing out of nowhere that I needed to pack.   I was running…

10 Days Left in Ecuador (Ted Schoenleber)

With just 10 days left of my 5 month stay here in Ecuador, reality is slowly taking over as I prepare to head back to Green Bay. Five months I have spent living in quasi-paradise; sometimes choked by the overwhelming fumes of the million buses that…

GOOAAL! (Leah Zwiers)

As I sit here watching the Packer game in Ecuador from the comfort of my home, in HD, I realize just how amazing it is to be a Packer fan, and how much I love the sport. Then my mind wanders to about 3 months ago…

National Identity & Cultural Baggage (Jenny LeMere)

My national identity, well to start off with, have pale skin, blonde hair and blue eyes… you would have to be silly to not know that I am a “gringa” and trust me, people here aren’t silly in that respect.  I am assuming the topic of…

Classroom Experiences (Jenny LeMere)

My classes in Ecuador are extremely difficult for me.  Today I had two presentations, one went well and the other was terrible.  I worked with a partner who did not do what she said she would for the project and she completely let me down. Then, while…

Carbo Loading (Rebecca Larson)

Upon arriving go Ecuador one of the first things my host father told me about the food was “No es la cena sin arroz” – it’s not a meal without rice.  My time here has proven this statement to be very, very true.  I have eaten…