Home too Soon

We spent all of Sunday and the morning on Monday at La Barquita. It was so relaxing and truly needed by all of us. After seeing some of the things we did in Guayaquil and constantly thinking, writing, reflecting, absorbing,…

Saying Goodbye

These past two weeks have been an absolutely amazing experience, the things we have learned and the everlasting friendships that have been made will be in the minds of the PERL 300 students forever! The 11 of us are so…

you don’t always get what you give

I have been putting off this blog post because I wasn’t sure how to put what I wanted to say into words so I suppose that I will just retell the stories that have very much touched me these past…

Simplicity

When travelling abroad, you can expect to find that a few things are different than back home. Some of the most obviously novel things are the food, people and language, but one of the things I found quite interesting was the…

“Por favor, no te vayas!”

Today I am sitting here in a room that I’m sharing with Cynthia, Josselyn, Chelsea, and Alex at La Barquita. Tomorrow will be our last full day in Ecuador, so I thought it would be nice to recap over our…

We’ll be home before we know it …

I remember being a child and the days when Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, and Aqua were popular and constantly on repeat. I was riding in what was probably the family minivan at the time, annoying my parents with “are we…

Damian´s house

I was really glad to have had a second opportunity to visit that amazing house. The people there are so greatful for everything they have. They act like they´re living in a mansion and have the best lives; they are…

Day 5 – Last Day Teaching At the school

So today was the last day where we had the opportunity to teach at the school. It was definitely a bittersweet ending because although the kids are overwhelming knowing that we will never teach a class to them again. But…

I only speak a little Spanish…

What an amazing week! After spending four days team teaching Physical Education with my amazing group (Darielle, Thea, and Justin), I had the opportunity to work in some English classrooms this afternoon. On a Friday afternoon… kids get rowdy. That’s…

Day 4 – Foundation Carino & School in the pm

So today we got the wonderful opportunity to visit a foundation called Carino that works with children between the ages of 1 to 5 who are malnourished. Carino is a place for them to go from 9 am to about…