Tag Archives: Host Family

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 … Continue reading

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Host Family in Toledo (Meg Domnick)

Living with a host family is probably one of the best experiences I’ve had while studying abroad in Toledo.  At first, I was very nervous to meet my host family, and even on the plane ride over to Spain I … Continue reading

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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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Life as a Cusqueñan (Caitlin Petersen)

My first really definable confrontation with the cultural differences between Peru and the U.S. came in the form of a birthday party.  My host Dad’s birthday party, that is.  I live with one other student from my volunteer group, Becca, … 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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Particularities (Leigh Smalley)

Teachers cancel class and then you have to make it up before the end of the semester… If a teacher cancels a class here, they are required to make it up at some point before the end of the semester. … 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 (Paul Krechel)

I will say without a doubt that this experience has been quite the change for me. I think like all students who study abroad in a different country, you begin to acknowledge the immense differences between the host country culture … 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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A Warm Welcome to October This Week (Calli Nonnemacher)

Original Post Date: 24 September 2011 I’ve hit the one month mark! October is exactly one week away and let me just say, it took long enough…. I’m excited because with along with October comes cooler temperatures, and lots of … Continue reading

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