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I Love Ecuador Already

By Zach Evans The following are excerpts from Zach’s original blog: Reflections of an Immersion in Ecuador.   ¡Hola a todos! For the academic year of 2014-2015, I will be studying abroad at Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador. … Continue reading

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Summer Experiences: the DeBakey Summer Surgery Program

By Alyssa DaVolio Over the course of eight weeks, I have had the great pleasure of participating in the Michael E. DeBakey Summer Surgery Program at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, part of the Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX. When I … Continue reading

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Summer Experiences: Living in the Heart and Hospitals of Argentina

By Shayna Mooney In July 2014, I traveled to Argentina to volunteer through International Volunteer Headquarters (IVHQ) and Fundación AFOS, IVHQ’s partner organization in Argentina. For two weeks, I lived in the small town of Villa Allende, in the center … Continue reading

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Summer Experiences: An Open Door Led to India

By Zoe Hinton The required study abroad experience of the EC Scholars Program is a gift that can open a variety of doors. Some doors open to Ecuador and environmental sustainability, while others open toward Italy and art history of … Continue reading

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Welcome to Australia: Remember that Everything is Borrowed

By Chris Thaxton A reflection on power struggles and environmentalism during a semester in Australia. Today, a man from a local indigenous group gave welcomed us to Australia.  Traditionally tribes and nations would not intrude on the land of others without first … Continue reading

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