The Latest from Ecuador

Nov 25 12:42pm
Quito

Getting around Quito

by Tabitha

Before coming to Quito, my only experience with public transportation was the D.C. metro. Depending on how familiar you are with the D.C. metro, you would understand when I say that I usually walk to most places and take the metro or bus when it is absolutely necessary.

Nov 10 3:49pm
Galápagos Islands

Island Hopping for Fall Break

by Jennifer

While the leaves are beginning to change color and brisk temperatures emerge at my home university, it has started to get warmer and rainier in San Cristóbal. Luckily, a week-long Fall Break arrived alongside the warmer temperatures and provided a wonderful opportunity to experience the other three human-inhabited islands in the Galápagos.

Nov 6 8:33pm
Quito

Learning New Customs

by Tabitha

Hola amigos!

Oct 14 10:41pm
Galápagos Islands

Beginning a New Chapter

by Jennifer

Books are filled with layers, plot twists, and chapters that have readers eagerly turning pages while also reminiscing the delicately crafted adventures of previous chapters. Every page of a book is a new day, a new thought, and a new idea that we carry with us as words continue to fly off the page.

Oct 12 9:38am
Quito

Safety tips from an Overly Cautious person

by Tabitha

In any new environment, safety is my #1 priority and I'm glad that with IES Abroad Quito the safety of all students is taken very seriously. I have come to realize that here in Quito, most people on the streets or those who take the bus are not actively looking to steal or cause harm towards anyone. Additionally, while traveling through different provinces, I found it necessary to be aware of my surroundings because it is sometimes obvious I am a foreigner.