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Day 5: Chocolate!!!

Today started out with a 4 hour hike into the Amazon. We started by walking through an old rusted gate onto what seemed like a logging road until it ended and our guide Favio cut some bushes to the side and revealed a very narrow path that we followed him through.

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Day 4: Floating Down a River

Our first full day in Sinchi Warmi has been anything but usual. Waking up to the sounds of the Amazon made me feel well-rested and awake, even at 5 in the morning. Soon after eating breakfast and enjoying the best papaya my tastebuds will ever experience, we quickly packedour raincoats and cameras and took off to canoe and fish around.

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Day 3: The Hot Springs and the Road to the Amazon

On our third day we woke up in the morning for a traditional Ecuadorean breakfast known as Umita. It was wrapped like corn but tasted like banana bread.

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Day 2: Social Enterprise, Eco-Tourism and Sustainability

Hey Everyone! it’s Courtney and this is day 2 of our stay in Ecuador! Ms. Zagar and Dan finally got here at about midnight last night. We were all extremely excited to see them! This morning we woke up, had breakfast and headed to Impaqto Quito.

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Day 1: Introductions to Ecuador!

Our first day in Quito (and our first in Ecuador) was very busy, even a five-minute nap on the bus, from one location to the next, was appreciated. The mountain surrounded city is absolutely breath taking.

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Stephanie's Work Trip as an Intern in Africa

Spring 2015 Semester in Development participant’s first field experience through her internship with Straight Talk Foundation in Uganda.

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Jacob Goes On Safari In Uganda

Summer 2015 Semester in Development participant’s experience at Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda.

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