Alissa Welker

<p>I am a junior Environmental Science Major with a Peace and Justice Concentration and Spanish minor at Villanova University. I love backpacking, traveling and new adventures. I am so excited to be spending the semester in Quito, Ecuador and I hope that these posts will help you experience the culture and beauty of life in South America through my eyes.</p>

2015 Spring
Home University:
Villanova University
Environmental Studies

Blogs by Alissa Welker

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A Place Worth Protecting

As Earth Day is quickly approaching I wanted to share a brief summary of my adventure in the Amazon Rain forest and reflect on why it is such a special place on...

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A journal entry and reflection on my service learning experience helping to take care of the children of workers at the local garbage transfer station

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Metas y Más

A month and a half in to my study abroad experience I am realizing what I want out of the experience and how I want my time abroad to impact my world view and...

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Love Life

A reflection on what I have enjoyed most about my time abroad. It turns out that it is not one food or place I have visited rather it is a lesson learned. Enjoy...

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Una Cultura Amable

A reflection on the people of Ecuador and a snapshot at one of the differences in culture between the United States and Ecuador.

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Learning the Ropes

A blog post about adjusting to life in a foreign city. There are challenges but it is also a reason to celebrate life and enjoy the adventure.

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Embarking on a New Adventure

A predeparture post that reflects on the journey that I am about to leave for in a matter of several days. This post highlights how the unknowns are the most...