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a short documentary about our time in Ecuador

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A Different Way of Being: Our Visit to Indigenous Village 235

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School Home and Abroad

by Cindy Vaquero and Kevin Rothman One of the highlights so far has been our work with the children in the after school program at Casa Victoria. On the first day, we were excited and nervous for the local children to … Continue reading

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Exploring Quito

JAYSWAN: “Elise was so excited that it was her birthday!!!! To start off the day, all of us gathered in the dining room to surprise her with flowers and a song.” The ten minute ride up the Teleferico not only … Continue reading

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En Espanol, por favor!

Being outside the United States, especially in a country where people primarily speak a different language, poses many difficulties. Simple situations can easily become a hassle. Buying food, telling a taxi where to go and talking to children, become much … Continue reading

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Adapting to Communal Living

While some people might not be used to living close to each other, some people are. Communal living can be hard for those who prefer to be alone. Introverts have a difficult time being around many people for too long. … Continue reading

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Pizza Night!

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Equator!

  Today we had the amazing opportunity to stand with our feet in both hemispheres as we played around with the science of the Equator and learned about indigenous tribes of Ecuador at Mitad del Mundo.  Scroll through some pictures … Continue reading

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Reflections on Leadership

Leaders are able to bring about change by effectively being able to inspire others to take action. One of our goals on this trip is to further develop our leadership skills. Not only are we partaking in leadership activities, but … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Despite our hesitations as we loaded fifteen 11th graders onto a bus to LaGuardia on the last day of school, traveling with students has been fulfilling in so many expected and unexpected ways. Being removed from our routines and comforts … Continue reading

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