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My second group of students arrived! 23 girls, 2 guys made for a totally different dynamic than last semester. I, along with the 4 RCs, met the students at the airport after a crammed cab ride when our bus didn't show up. The next morning we did our traditional welcome breakfast together before worship on the roof (photo above from this) and then straight into all day orientation about what it means to be living in Quito, Ecuador, learning with Living and Learning.

 

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End of orientation typically involves a night at La Ronda, where students take pictures with the beautiful views, eat empanadas de morocho and viento and we get to know each other. We end the evening up at Cafe Mosaico, overlooking the city as we share brownies and coffee. (Picture at the entrance to La Ronda.)

 

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One of our first activities this semestesr was the Valentine's Party that the RC's threw at my house. My kids LOVE when they get to help with party prep and see the students come before heading off to bed. They are champs to sleep through all the dancing and games. (A little pre-party picture just after set-up finished and we threw our dresses on.)

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