With the academic semester coming to an end, we finished our time abroad with a trip to one of the seven wonders of the world: Machu Picchu. I would argue that getting to Machu Picchu is its own wonder of the world. We flew from Quito, Ecuador to Cusco, Peru with a 10 pm to …Continue reading "Journey to Machu Picchu"
Part of my abroad experience as a nursing student includes a clinical placement at a local health center. The Centro de Salud de Tumbaco is a governmentally run clinic that offers community health services, ranging from general family medicine, obstetrics, odontology, and psychology. As a student, I was placed under the oversight of a nurse …Continue reading "On Tuesdays (and Thursdays), we wear scrubs."
Spanish. They say it is one of the easiest languages for native English speakers to learn. However, I would argue it’s anything but easy. With no prior Spanish knowledge until high school (save for your occasional hola and adíos), the personal growth regarding communication abroad has been significant, but at the same time, a slow …Continue reading "The Joys and Tribulations of Language Immersion:"
Spring break came and went, and where did it take us? None other than the land of Darwin’s finches, volcanoes, blue footed boobies, and giant tortoises. The Galápagos, more specifically San Cristóbal, became our home for five exhilarating days of biodiversity. The BC in Quito abroad program has planned trips throughout the semester, and the …Continue reading "Spring Break 2022: Galápagos Islands"
Hi everyone! My name is Sarah West, and I am a junior currently studying abroad in Quito, Ecuador. When I look back on the journey that got me here, there were a limited number of sources that gave insight into the daily life of a BC student studying abroad in Quito. Thus my reason for …Continue reading "Abroad in Ecuador, where do I begin?"