Rehearsing Change in Tiputini
At the end of January, after the first week of classes in Quito, our international students and their local counterparts from Mariscal Sucre had the amazing opportunity to meet and get to know one another at the Tiputini Biodiversity Station nestled deep in the Amazon Rainforest. The station, run by our partner USFQ, provides a unique and inspiring setting for both groups to learn about each other and the rainforest. Not only was the group able to explore the area and see astounding wildlife (such as birds, monkeys, spiders, and more!) but more importantly, they were able to reflect about the relationships between humans and nature, our understandings of community, and how to share with others what they have learned, making sure that their experiences lead to future action.