Well, in less than two weeks I’m flying 2693 miles or 4334 kilometers, depending on which continent you live, to Quito, Ecuador. I’m told it is eternal spring there- the temperatures range from the upper fifties to the upper seventies year-round. For the first week, I will have orientation, then I will get to meet and move in with my host family. For about six weeks I will take classes then have a week-long Spring break. For the next six weeks I will intern at a yet undetermined site, then spend a couple weeks traveling and visiting relatives I have in Guayaquil. I don’t know the students on my program very well yet, nor anything about my host family. I don’t know where exactly I will be traveling or at what internship I will end up. I’m pretty comfortable with surprises and I know I will adapt and learn where-ever I go. My goals are to become fluent in Spanish and explore many places in Ecuador, asking questions and listening to my host family. I plan to join a church and connect with as many people as I can during my stay in the country where my grandfather was born.