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On an excursion to Peru we experienced the culture, food, customs and life of the Peruvian people first-hand by being welcomed into their home for the night.
Emily Eisenberg, Tufts University, Spring 2010
Yachana Lodge, Amazon rainforest, near Coca, Ecuador.
A BCA student shows some local children a picture that he had just taken of them.
Michelle and Rosa, whose mother sold fruit on the corner, pictured here with BCA student Rachel Hepkins who saw the children every day on her way to the bus stop. Rachel was always generous with her hugs and occasionally had extra food for them.
By Anne Fisher, Bridgewater College
Learning the Local. Shaping the Global.
Our multi-faceted Quito program is a rich combination of challenging university academics, once-in-a-lifetime educational excursions and individualized learning opportunities.
Few programs in the world can offer the diversity of experience that BCA-Quito does; you will study and/or experience first-hand the most important themes of our time: social justice through the lenses of human rights, poverty, labor issues, public health and education; environmental sustainability; biodiversity; cultural identity; and democratization.
Study and experience these themes through…
- Hundreds of university courses at Ecuador’s premier university, the University of San Francisco de Quito.
- Life-changing excursions to the Galapagos Islands and Amazon Rainforest (via sustainably-operated organizations), not to mention an organic farm, indigenous villages, marginal neighborhoods and historical sites.
- Individualized service learning opportunities in sites such as a mobile medical clinic, an Afro-Ecuadorian cultural center, and after school enrichment programs.