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Ups and Downs of Living with a Host Family (Gwen Hasenberg)

One of the most interesting aspects of study abroad in Ecuador is living with a host family.  All students who study abroad in Ecuador pay a fee to stay with a host family where you receive breakfast and dinner every … Continue reading

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Trip to Quito $1100.00, Trip to Mindo $50.00, Vacation to Galapagos $1400.00, Adventures with friends and Memories made: Priceless (Gwen Hasenberg)

So when I was deciding to go abroad I was debating between Spain and Ecuador.  Spain has an interesting history, beautiful buildings, is Spanish speaking (obviously), and most importantly Spain is in Europe and I would have the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Homework? On Vacation? (Leah Zwiers)

It is now past midterms at USFQ and I still have not gotten over the mentality that I am on vacation here in Quito, and that vacation does not include homework. I’m not sure if I’ll ever get over it, … Continue reading

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Food in Ecuador (Jenny LeMere)

Food in Ecuador is much different than I expected.  Ignorantly, I was expecting tacos and burritos as main dishes here in Ecuador since this is a Spanish speaking country; wow does studying abroad open up your eyes and break silly … Continue reading

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Ecuador (Ted Schoenleber)

October 29th, 2011, and I have only two months left to this amazing experience in Ecuador. After a challenging week of exams including Harry Potter day to commemorate Halloween (yes we even had butterbeer on campus), it is finally vacation … Continue reading

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A Whole New You (Ted Schoenleber)

Original Post Date: 11 October 2011 October 11th and I now find myself having lived in Ecuador for 3 months. Has a lot around me changed? I have met new friends and have seen more sides of Quito than I … Continue reading

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Culture Shock in Ecuador (Jenny LeMere)

My first day in Ecuador started at 9:30 pm on August 16th, 2011.  When I arrived in at the airport and made my way to customs, I think I suffered my first bout of culture shock.  First of all, my bags … Continue reading

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Ecuador (Leah Zwiers)

When I first thought “Ecuador”, I definitely expected a major change in almost every aspect of my life. And it is safe to say that I got what I expected. My life here is anything but boring, but this took … Continue reading

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One Big Happy Family (Rebecca Larson)

Upon arriving in Quito, Ecuador I was picked up by my host father at almost midnight after getting off the plane.  We drove to what is my new home for the next four and a half months.  He helped me … Continue reading

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En la vida de Ted Schoenleber (Ted Schoenleber)

HOLY WOW ESO ES ECUADOR. This is the country where dreams come true, where looking out my window confronts my tired morning eyes with a glorious panorama of mountains, the very mountains that my bus drives me through on my … Continue reading

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