IEP Online Community's Travel Journals

IEP Online Community

  • http://www.iepabroad.org
IEP is a study abroad program open to all university students, from incoming freshmen to seniors and graduate students. Affordable and immersive study, volunteer, service-learning and internship programs are offered in nearly 20 countries and more than 30 diverse locations throughout Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. IEP academic and internship/volunteer programs offer experiences for a wide variety of majors. Ask us how you can go abroad while fulfilling major requirements and gaining invaluable experience.experiences.

Alternative Spring Break in Ecuador Travel Journals And Articles

  • Journal 5: Rich place!

    jufbplayer78

    by: jufbplayer78

    created on: Mar 24, 2008 | Guayaquil, Ecuador

    I refuse to remember this places name. Why, because it was a complete waste of our time. This place had full funding from the rich families. These kids were not in any danger and or had any physical / mental injuries. This place was a lot nicer then my own house! Everyone was saying the same thing I was. We all said that we wished we could stay in the …

  • Journal 4: Boca

    jufbplayer78

    by: jufbplayer78

    created on: Mar 24, 2008 | Guayaquil, Ecuador

    Today we went to this place called Boca, and yes once again, all I can remember is the one word because I don’t remember Spanish words very well. We found out as a group that this was a place for sexually abused girls. They all had some crazy stories that made us sick. Well once again, Christen and I were the lady killers! They loved us, and hung around all …

  • Journal 3: Chambers

    jufbplayer78

    by: jufbplayer78

    created on: Mar 24, 2008 | Guayaquil, Ecuador

    Today, we are going to a place called “Chambers”, sorry I don’t speak Spanish, and this is all I know how to say. So I just call it Chambers. Going there I did not expect very much. But after spending the day with some of the most interesting kids, I grew very attached to them. This one girl particularly had a crush one me. She was holding my hand everywhere …

  • Journal 2: Tour of the city

    jufbplayer78

    by: jufbplayer78

    created on: Mar 24, 2008 | Guayaquil, Ecuador

    Today was an ok day for me. I had fun seeing the sights of the city. The River Walk was so cool because you could tell that the city was spending a lot of money in this area. They wanted to attract tourist, but also they wanted to have something beautiful and call their own. I’m a big guy. 6’3’’ and 355 lbs. and walk so long in the hot …

  • Journal 1: First Night

    jufbplayer78

    by: jufbplayer78

    created on: Mar 24, 2008 | Guayaquil, Ecuador

    Tonight was the first night in Ecuador. Just by the drive from the airport to the hotel, you could already tell that things are very different. Almost every home had walls around them, with some sort of “security” on the walls, which include barbed wire, shards of glass and nails. Also, I noticed a lot of stray dogs running around. We got to the hotel and have already noticed the …

  • Tuesday, March 18

    journal photo
    mwillia17

    by: mwillia17

    created on: Mar 24, 2008 | Guayaquil, Ecuador

    We went to Dominga Bocca today. This was the orphanage for the sexually abused girls. I tried to stick more with the painting and actual hard labor work as apposed to the interaction with the girls. I thought it would be easier for me personally. It turned out that no matter how I chose to spend the day it was going to be a hard one. In general, you'd think …

  • Day Six (Wed)

    bulldoggirl77

    by: bulldoggirl77

    created on: Mar 24, 2008 | Guayaquil, Ecuador

    Today was one of the most amazing days of my life. I work up not to excited because I didn’t no what to expect, we were going to the orphanage that’s all girls that have been rapped and abused. On the way in the bus our instructor told us about a little girl at the orphanage that was found living in a refrigerator, and later I heard her mother used …