Alejandro Sanchez

Alejandro is passionate about the many different aspects involved in learning. Throughout high school, he was involved in various tutoring programs where he helped students ranging from 7th to 12th grades. He also worked at the American Museum of Natural History where he showed visitors the cool side of science. His goals for the year include stretching himself as much as possible, gaining a deeper understanding of Ecuadorean culture, and leaving his mark on his community. He is inspired by others who push themselves to go the extra mile to achieve their goals and by the quote "The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.

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‰ÛÏYou will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart will always be elsewhere. This is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place.‰Û – Miriam Adeney As we drove to the airport…

19 June, 2015

The Swing

I remember the first time I mustered up enough courage to ask out my Ecuadorian crush – let’s call her Ashley. It was funny because she was actually dying to take me to Turi, which is this cute little tourist spot that has this giant…

26 May, 2015

Candy, The Foreigner in Raas

Out of all my friends in Ecuador, I noticed that the one I connected with the most was Candy, and no, I don’t mean the Hershey’s or Twizzlers kind – her name was Candy. Candy simply understood me and was always ecstatic to see me,…

26 May, 2015

How Do Rainbows Form?

They say rainbows are the beacons of hope for when things get gray and dull; that no matter how hard it rains, you always have the beauty of a rainbow to look forward to in the end. A wise man once said, The sun comes…

17 May, 2015

It’s Complicated

Why doesn’t anybody here speak Kichwa?” I wondered when I arrived to Ra̱as

26 January, 2015

The German Immersion Within My Ecuadorian Immersion

How does a German who has never been to the United States and an American who has never been to Germany become good friends? There he was, standing in the corner of the lunch room drinking coffee while waiting for Spanish classes to resume. As…

21 October, 2014

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