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  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    Fun in the Amazon!

    Here is a snapshot of the Duke in the Andes study abroad program enjoying our time in the Amazon (specifically in the region of Napo). Every time we left our lodge (Yachana Lodge) we had to embark on this colossal canoe to travel…

  • Credit: Joy Harrison
  • Major: Spanish and Latin American Cultures
  • Tags: Andes, Duke in the Andes, Ecuador
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    I climbed "La Basilica del Voto Nacional," a majestic church in the historic center of Quito. These are the "twin towers" of the church, and this view includes a breathtaking view of Quito.

    -Joy Harrison

  • Credit: Joy Harrison
  • Major: Spanish and Latin American Cultures
  • Tags: Andes, Duke in the Andes, Ecuador, Quito
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office: 

    Ecuador was a wonderful, life-changing experience. 

    Everyone in the program was required to take the CORE course. Each section of the class focused on a different region of the country, and after each section, we went on a weekend trip to that region. That was absolutely amazing…

  • Credit: Patty Escamilla
  • Major: Political Science
  • Tags: Andes, Duke in the Andes, Ecuador
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Office of Study Abroad:

    I loved our trip to the Afro-Ecuadorian regions of Ecuador. Our trip to Playa del Oro was particularly eye-opening. I have heard many people who have traveled to impoverished areas express varying forms of pity and sadness at the circumstances they saw. While I was sad…

  • Credit: Kristen Jones
  • Tags: Andes, Duke in the Andes, Ecuador
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    I really did not do my research before coming to Ecuador...but that made it so my trip was even more exciting! The Duke in the Andes program is surprisingly outdoorsy. I was a little taken aback when I learned about all the adventerous things we were going…

  • Credit: Mariel Rubin
  • Major: Latin American Studies/Gender Studies
  • Tags: Andes, Duke in the Andes, Ecuador
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Office of Study Abroad:

    Riding up the side of a volcano above a crater lake on a donkey has become one of the "fun facts" I automatically share with new people in icebreaker games. As fun as that catch phrase seems, it cannot even begin to capture the value of…

  • Credit: Julia Allen
  • Major: NULL
  • Tags: Andes, Duke in the Andes, Ecuador
  • Postcard from Abroad

  • Dear Global Education Office:

    I really didn't know what to expect going abroad to Ecuador. I was nervous that I would miss home and be stranded in a strange country with no friends. Well, I could not have been more mistaken. The Duke in the Andes program was the best decision…

  • Credit: Diane Valahu
  • Major: Spanish
  • Tags: Andes, Duke in the Andes, Ecuador, South America
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