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First Impressions of Ecuador

By Christina Petsas I can’t believe it’s been a month since I arrived in Quito! The time’s flown as I’ve gotten to know this large city, its friendly people and its rich culture. My airport pick up was seamless and my driver, Franklin, briefed me on helpful tidbits I...
Visit to Community Health Project

Visit to Community Health Project

I woke up this morning very excited.  Today was the day we would head to Riobamba to visit a health organization.  Living in Quito I don’t get to see the countryside much so this was going to be a great opportunity.  We drove in a car service, which was very nice. ...
Animal rescue centre

Animal rescue centre

Yesterday was a scary day in the land of the project… sick people were everywhere I turned! And that tickle in the back of my throat? It’s starting to get worse.. nooo! I refuse to be sick! The frustrating part about getting sick here is that you can’t work with the...
Top 10 places to go for weekend travel in Ecuador

Top 10 places to go for weekend travel in Ecuador

As an intern, student, or volunteer in Ecuador you will have plenty of time to travel around this beautiful country. The options are endless and include visits to biodiversity hot spots in the Amazon, relaxing in volcanic hot springs, or hiking up some of world’s...