Age: 20
Hometown: Fairbanks, USA
Volunteer Date: September, 2012
Volunteer Duration: 6 months

“After 6 months with UBECI, Quito became my home. I absolutely recommend working with UBECI, especially in the market program. However, you will get so much more out of the experience if you stay for at least a month, preferably longer. You get to bond with the kids, staff, and your host family more and really be able to contribute to UBECI’s mission. If you can, stay with a host family. You’ll learn so much more Spanish and really be able to experience life in Ecuador. I loved Ecuador so much, that I’m trying to come back and visit this summer. Don’t pass up this chance if you can help it.”