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Hola familias!! Welcome to Part Two of Student Directed Travel!!
We started off part two of the week by leaving the sleepy mountain community of Lares, loading up the van…
by Josh Krauss
Welcome to Part One of Student Directed Travel. I’m your Uncle Josh, and I will be your spiritual guide for today’s blog. Our story begins after leaving…
by Miki Lazowski
Hello blog readers!
Last Sunday morning, we finished packing our bags and had our last meals with our families in Ollantaytambo: a final breakfast. Goodbyes and see…
This week we arrived in the beautiful, historic town of Ollantaytambo. After a few days of mental and physical relaxation provided to us in the form of the yoga…
By Matt Harmon
Hola a mi Carpe Diem Familia!
We started this week with WAVES (Water, Adventure, Voluntourism, Education & Sustainability) in Lobitos, and ended in Cusco with Eco Yoga…
By Naomi Garcia
Monday morning in Junín. High energy breakfast. Why? Biscuits, jam, AND cream cheese! A simple sounding breakfast for us back in the States but such a delicacy…
By Overseas Educator Kate Abraham Hand-catching fish to eat/transfer them to a new pond at the Arajuno Lodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The fish were strong and slippery!
Helloooooo from Claire! It’s week 6 and Team Inti is alive and well!
We began this week with a simply-worded, yet fundamental question to ponder: “Why are some…
By Lauren Shelfo
The following is a poem written in Spanish class about what it means to be an Inti group member:
Una persona de Carpe Diem Inti es una…
By Anya Cocowitch
Hello Inti blog readers!
This week we spent our time in Peguche, a small, artisan town right outside the city of Otavalo. We took Spanish classes all…
By Lauren Shelfo
Hola from the AMAZON RAINFOREST! We arrived here at Arajuno Jungle Lodge on Sunday, October 8th after two bus rides and a five minute canoe ride down…
Photos courtesy of Overseas Educators Kate Abraham & Julian Hartmann-Russell
Miki enjoys the swing atop the mountain at Casa del Árbol.
Sunset at Casa del Árbol.
The main square of…
By Overseas Educators Kate Abraham & Julian Hartmann-Russell
This week was our week in Baños de Agua Santa, a tourism-based town in the Sierra region of Ecuador. After a nine-hour…
By Renee Noordzij
Hello friends, family, and other random readers! This past week our Inti family has been lodging, learning, and volunteering at la Finca Mono Verde (The Green Monkey…
By Brian Simpson
Our first major destination this semester is in Las Delicias, a banana farm owned and operated by Juan Carlos. Juan Carlos’s family welcomed us with open arms…
Hola this is Will, Josh, Dana, and Lauren checking in from the vast and beautiful city of Quito. Today on our scavenger hunt we traversed the narrow streets to the…
The South America group has arrived safely in Quito. They gathered their bags, have been picked up from the airport and are en route to their hostel. Once they arrive…
The SAM group is all together for the first time! They’ve all arrived safely to LAX, checked in for their flight to Ecuador and are getting ready to head through…
Saludos, Team Inti and loved ones!
Greetings from Portland, Oregon, where the entire Carpe Diem Education Headquarters is buzzing with excitement in preparation for our adventurous fall semester in Ecuador…
Blog from Matt and Rachel
“We embark on trips to discover and remember what we hold most dear, the experiences and people we cherish and love. And then – our…