Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Alice Visits Ecuador en route to Semester in Santiago

Study abroad is such a great experience, and one that many MIDD students take advantage of during their junior year. Currently, Alice is reppin' MCVB in Ecuador en route to Santiago for the semester!

She was able to visit family living in Ecuador before her semester started and sent us some great pictures of some of her adventures there.
She went on a biking trip with her uncle and these gorgeous scenes were along the ride.  They went to Quilotoa and saw this gorgeous lake pictured behind Alice; they went to the refuges at the top of Cotopaxi and saw graves atop Chimborazo, which is a little different; and they also biked through BaƱos del Ambato.  

If I had to guess, I'd say that probably 80% of MCVB players do some kind of study abroad, either for a semester or shorter trips just during J-term.  In the past 20 years we've had one player (shout out to Luz '04!) go abroad for the year, and one student-assistant coach (shout out to Blair '01!) go abroad for the year, but most often it works to go for a semester or a month. There are so many different programs that the opportunities seem almost endless.  They can span one month or several months, and can be language intense, or in English-speaking parts of the world.  Wonderful experiences, all!

Stay tuned for more updates from Alice, Becca and Eliana as all three are studying abroad this semester!  Thanks for sharing, Alice!