Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I have had a lot of questions about where I am going, why, and where exactly Ecuador is.... so I thought answering those questions would be a good place to start this blog.
See that country between Colombia and Peru??? Thats where I will be! Right smack dab on the equator... I will be in Quito, the capital, for one month doing a very intensive training program. The program includes Spanish classes, education courses about how to teach English, and courses designed to help with cultural adjustment. I will be living with an Ecuadorian family while I am there and yes, I will have running water... it just might be cold. I do not yet know what city I will be in for the rest of the year, but I will post that soon!
Why am I going? I could write about this forever, but to give the short answer I feel that it will be an amazing life experience and help me in my future career goals. For the past couple of years I have been thinking about participating in a service program post college and after teaching ESL classes in Charleston for the past year I know that WorldTeach was the program for me.
To answer a couple of other common questions, Ecuador uses the US dollar and is 1 hour behind the East Coast right now, but they do not observe daylight savings so that will change.
Feel free to post any of your other questions and I will be happy to answer!