Carolyn Kloecker was one of our student bloggers last semester. She wrote about her experiences working with a Girl Scout troop for Latinas in Champaign. She also mentioned several times how excited she was to study abroad in Ecuador next semester.
Well, Carolina is there now, and she sent me this message:
" I started volunteering in Ecuador today! We organize after-school activities for a group of kids in Lumbisi, an indigenous town near Quito. We also help them with their homework and sometimes with English. It's great! I'll be going twice a week, from 3pm-5pm on mondays and wednesdays. Hasta luego!"
Click here to find out more about the study abroad program that Carolina is on. This program is highly recommended for students who are truly interested in doing service in the community. Another former student blogger, Liz Girten, also studied on this program. (My other recommendation is that you study abroad for a whole academic year; you will thank me for the recommendation when you become fluent!)