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Ecuador — My Journey to the Middle of the World
By Lucas Watson
As I prepare for graduation from William Woods University May 11, I find myself reflecting on the time I spent away from all my friends at WWU.
I spent the fall semester in Ecuador, South America, where I attended the Universidad Espiritu Santos for a study abroad program in the city of Guayaquil. The four months I was there included some of the best experiences of my life and gave me a whole new set of friends.
With the advice of Dr. Jahnae H. Barnett, WWU president, I chose the university in Guayaquil to better my development of the Spanish language and exposure to the third-world country medical system.
Dr. Barnett suggested the Universidad Espiritu Santos because the president is Carlos Ortega Maldonado, a member of the William Woods University Board of Trustees. After speaking with my parents and gaining their approval, I packed my bag for South America with no idea of what to expect once I got there.
For the full story, see the May 15 print edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.