I did 2 things to prepare to leave for Quito. First, I spent as much time with my immediate and extended family as possible, and second, I went into the city of Chicago as much as possible. I did not grow up directly in the city proper but I grew up so close to the edge it feels to me like my home town. I wanted to see as much of my “home town’” as I could before I left so I took several trips into the city. My family is very important to me and I wanted to make sure that while I wont be seeing them for most of the Summer that they were not forgotten.
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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">My name is Veronica Warda. I was born and raised in a suburb just outside of Chicago. When I started looking at colleges I looked for places far away and very different from where I grew up and University of Wyoming fit the bill. I have a passion for learning and exploring. My trip to Ecuador will allow me to explore and learn and I can't wait to share this experience will all of you.</span></p>