21 Nov | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Kauffman Makes Overseas Post-College Plans after Cusco and Quito Courses, Internship

Emma Kauffman, a double major in Spanish and sociology at Grove City (PA) College, immersed herself in South American culture by tying together Athena Study Abroad’s J-term in Peru followed by Athena’s spring semester in Ecuador. Kauffman’s time in South America included a bus trip around Peru with her visiting mother, courses that she enjoyed …


18 Jun | Kirsten Climer | No Comments

Last Week in Ecuador

As we get to the end of this week, I am amazed at how fast this trip has gone. This week we went on many excursions. We went to Bella Vista (a Cloud Forest), Quilotoa (a Volcano) and explored the city. Bella Vista: It is a nature reserve located in the city of Mindo. Here …


11 Jun | Kirsten Climer | No Comments

Getting Adjusted to Ecuadorian Life

It’s our second week in beautiful Ecuador and I finally feel like I am getting adjusted to Ecuador and Ecuadorian life. The past week has been difficult getting used to the altitude. I did not know what altitude sickness felt like and did not anticipate feeling so worn out. During the day, walking on my …


4 Jun | Kirsten Climer | No Comments

Our First Week At The Equator

    After long travel days, we finally made it to Quito! As we wrap up our first week of classes and excursions, here are some of our latest adventures. We took time to wander around the city. Quito is a big city so there are lots of buildings, but there is also a surprisingly …


4 Jun | Kirsten Climer | No Comments

Quito Here We Come!

Hola! My name is Kirsten and I am a senior studying Media and Information with minors in graphic design and Spanish. Starting tomorrow I will be embarking on my fifth (yes, crazy I know!) study abroad to Quito, Ecuador. After spending my first session there, I will be headed off to a second session in …


20 Mar | Sarah Moore | One Comment

Primavera Eterna

It’s hard to believe that February has ended and we’ve already reached the middle of March! In the United States, March means welcoming the arrival of Spring, but here in Ecuador, Spring has already arrived! In Quito there are technically two seasons instead of our four: the dry season (from around June to September) and the …


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