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Feria Libre

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Written by Sydney R. Trips to Feria Libre Market can be quite the sensory overload. It’s unlikely you’ll go even a few minutes without a…

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Embracing Change

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Written by Luke P. The moment had finally arrived. There we were—Abuelita Carmen, Julian, Emilio, and I—our faces looking out to the empty landing strip…

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Rising to the Challenge

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Written by Natalie K., a Gap Program Volunteer in Cuenca, Ecuador Life here feels natural, I am comfortably settled into my routine, my internship and…

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Months in Moments

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Written by Cuenca, Ecuador Gap Volunteer Aidan T. Aidan’s host family welcoming him into their home A Feast with Family Last…

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies?

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Written by Cuenca, Ecuador Gap Volunteer Luke P. It was going to be perfect. All of the ingredients were laid out before us. The best…

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Feeling Like a Kid Again

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Written by Cuenca, Ecuador Gap Volunteer Sydney R. Recently I had a conversation with my host sister Mary about how as a child, she was…

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Overcoming Challenges

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Cuenca, Ecuador Gap Volunteer Nora S. shares her experience adjusting to a totally new location and lifestyle and how she overcame the challenges she encountered…

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Cuenca Bus System: More Than a Means of Getting Around

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Written by Cuenca, Ecuador Gap Volunteer Luke P. Public transportation was something very new to me when I arrived in Cuenca. Spending the majority of…

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The Life of a Gap Volunteer: Month by Month

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Cuenca, Ecuador Gap Volunteer David H. shares his experience in Ecuador each month from September through November, 2019. September Since I have been in Cuenca,…

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