Students studying abnormal psychology got a rare glimpse into the clinical settings of Ecuador that most graduate students, let alone undergraduate students, never get in the United States. We had the opportunity to visit Ancianato Buena Esperanza, which was an all male elder care facility in Quito. This facility was run by nuns purely supported … Continue reading Psychology in Ecuador
“You’ll need coffee shops and sunsets and road trips. You’ll need airplanes and passports, old songs and new songs, but people more than anything else. You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else- a living, breathing, screaming invitation to believe in better things.” Special thank you … Continue reading Ecuador = Unforgettable!
My study abroad trip to Ecuador this past July was absolutely life changing. Not only was I able to learn an immense amount of information on the ecology of Ecuador, but the experiences I had there will forever be in my memory. The people I met, the places we visited, those who we helped, and … Continue reading Life Changing Moments in Ecuador
While visiting the Machalilla National Park on Isla De La Plata, our guide gave us one piece of advice: leave only your footprints. This is a saying I have seen posted on various occasions. I’ve seen it in parks, on beaches, and while taking many vacations. It is a creative way to remind people that … Continue reading Do Not Leave Only Your Footprints
What you are buying at your local market may not be as fresh as you might think it is! Fruit that is grown here in Ecuador ripens naturally on its tree, bush or vine. Much of the fresh fruit we see at our local markets are shipped from Ecuador; though they are picked unripe and … Continue reading You truly are what you eat!!!!!!
Every day is a learning experience! One of the first dramatically different cultural experiences we encountered in Ecuador was the process of using a public restroom. It typically affects the girls more than the guys. We made a stop on the first day at Itchimbia Park to look at the valley that is the center … Continue reading What’s Necessary for the Necessary Room in Ecuador
In just a few days a group of SPC students will be taking off on a flight to Ecuador where they will have the special opportunity to enroll in two very different, yet very interesting classes: “Tropical Ecology” and “Abnormal Psychology”. Through these courses they will be able to take part in two different approaches of experiencing Ecuador’s diverse … Continue reading Ecuador – The Final Countdown
This interdisciplinary program to Ecuador offers two unique views of its diverse culture, ecology, and people. Professor Wallis’ course in Tropical Ecology will introduce course participants to the rainforest-associated systems of South America and their ecology through lectures, labs, and discovery-oriented investigative experiences of rainforest, wetlands, estuaries and coastal environments of Ecuador. Several topics will … Continue reading Study Abroad in Ecuador and earn college credits this summer!
Hi! My name is Sara Brzezinski. I am a psychology professor on the Tarpon Springs campus. I will be taking a group of students to Ecuador this summer to delve into a cross cultural comparison if mental health between the U.S. and Latin America. We will visit a mental health facility, talk with local practitioners, … Continue reading Study Abroad in Ecuador: A Cross Cultural Comparison in Mental Health
Hello folks! Ecuador departs in just a few days. Mountains, beaches, rain forests, and wildlife. It will be a great trip with some fantastic students going. How else should you learn biology? One of the best experiences in education you can have. Stay tuned for some pictures and narratives of our days!