Monica went to Ecuador to complete a Journalism internship and was forever changed!
“I was a 100% immersed on day one,” says Monica. And even better, “My host family was so sweet and honest, so instantly welcoming.” Monica even found the courage to broach the delicate subject of eating Cuy (the South American delicacy of cooked Guinea Pig). She was opposed out of respect for her pet Guinea Pig at home. Their response? Lots of laughs.
“The answer is always ‘yes.’ I learned how not to be scared and say yes, because you realize that life is short and the greater regret is not taking opportunities. Zip-lining was also pretty incredible.” In addition to zip-lining, Monica also said yes to new cultural experiences like meeting a tribal community that traces its roots back further than the Mayans. Not something you get to do every day!