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TTS35 Gets Techy

TTS35 Gets Techy

While this semester unexpectedly switched from all experiential to virtual, our goal to make classes engaging and creative remains. Teachers have worked to bring costumes, videos, games and relevant material to class. Students have taken the lead and are researching...

Quilotoa Trek

Quilotoa Trek

Day 1 We started this day with an early morning, leaving Latacunga at 8am and beginning the windy bus ride through the mountains with our friend Humberto. The landscape outside caught my eye – it was a sunny day and and the green Andes mountains were glowing. We made...

Spanish Immersion and Homestays

Spanish Immersion and Homestays

Spanish Immersion When we first arrived to Otavalo, we were all filled with nerves as to what was looming ahead of us: homestays! However, we had many hours of Spanish immersion classes ahead of us to help us prepare. We were split up into our Spanish classes and each...

Academics Update

Academics Update

Global Studies: Global Studies has begun the semester by developing a lens for critical thinking as students, travelers, and global citizens. Our classes have included discussions and assignments related to how our own experiences have created the means by which we...

Activities Update

Activities Update

Chocolate Making -- our first activity!  Upon our arrival in Mindo, we jumped into activities with a chocolate making tour. We gathered around the fire while the music of drums beating around us filled the air. We threw the cacao beans into a clay pot that had been...

Creating Community and Setting Intentions

Creating Community and Setting Intentions

While many in the states were focused on the Super Bowl, TTS35 strutted into their semester full of curiosity, intention and open minds, ready to receive their first passport stamp of the semester. After a long day of travel, with a quick hop over in Bogota, the...

Orientation Overview

Orientation Overview

A new semester begins! After months of preparation and anticipation the young women of TTS35 made their way to Washington, DC  for US Orientation. Teetering between nervousness and excitement, students participated in name games, duffle checks, their first group...

And so it begins…

And so it begins…

 

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