My time in the Enchanted Isles has come to a close. The students are
still there until later this month. My job was to assist in getting them down
there and to help this brand new program get launched. When I left they
were well on their way to a successful program complete with all the
trimmings of a study abroad program including but not limited to; heat, lots of
walking, lots of studying, new friends both American and Ecuadorian,
hardships, hilarity, and soon the heart break of leaving.
Being away from home helps you see the good and the bad of your own life
and habits, I have a new appreciation for clean drinking water and hot
showers. Being away I appreciated no franchise restaurants or stores, no
homeless and no pan-handlers. At home I realized how quiet my
neighborhood is. Being away I saw the whole community join together each
evening in camaraderie.
Taking in the best of two cultures and bringing that into one’s life is
perhaps study abroad in the truest form.
Parents of TnCIS Galapagos 2012 be proud of your children. I ‘m in awe of
each and every one of them.
with kindest regards,