Tag Archives: Quito

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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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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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