This is my 4th week in Ecuador and I finally completed my program: 4 weeks of clinical, volunteering, and Spanish classes. There were definitely ups and downs for me, but overall it was amazing to spend time with my new friends and work with professionals! 🙂
I would like to especially thank my host mother, Maria, for being so patient and welcoming. I came to Ecuador not knowing any Spanish (the program mentioned it was not required), and it was pretty difficult. For 4 weeks, we went from a lot of hand gestures, to using google translate, and finally to having conversations about our days and our past (…and still some google translate). She is a sweetheart and I hope to visit her again in the future.