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Christopher Chieng

Chris is passionate about language-learning and serving his community. He is President of his school's Community Service Club and Secretary of his school's Tri-M Music Honor Society, which serves the community through performance. His goals for the year are to Favorite Quote:

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CAPSTONE REFLECTION

June 8, 2018

I have to be honest: it’s been difficult being back. I think almost everyday my thoughts wander back to my life abroad, in Ecuador, surrounded by people who I grew to love- my host family, my supervisor and apprenticeship, and all of my friends I made within the program. But if there’s one thing I...

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DÍA DE INGLÉS

June 8, 2018

Originally written on March 22nd So as you guys know, I’m working at the local school in my community co-teaching english with three other english teachers. On Mondays and Thursdays I work mornings from seven to around one, teaching the little kids, and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays I work afternoons helping out with the older...

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HERE & THERE

June 8, 2018

Putting words to particular moments can sometimes be limiting- language is important. And sometimes they’re better expressed through pictures. Captured all throughout Ecuador, including Quito, my host community Chaltura, Mindo (cloud forest), Cuenca, the Amazons, and the coast.

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LITTLE THINGS

June 8, 2018

Originally written October 19th So I’m learning to appreciate the little things. I’m co-teaching English at the school in my town and everyday my students teach me something new, especially the little ones. Being bombarded with questions of Como se dice ____ en inglés? (how do you say __ in english?) only to see them...

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INTENTIONS

June 8, 2018

My Ecuadorian host family was such an important part of my year abroad. I remember my very first interactions with them were awkward- I was communicating in the little spanish I learned in high school and using weird hand gestures for words I didn’t know. Of course, as I continued to navigate my way through...

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EL PISO ES LAVA

June 8, 2018

It’s been slightly over two months since I left my host family back in Ecuador. And I miss them beyond imagination. One of the best parts of living with a host family is having host siblings. My seven year old host sister, Valentina, was one of my first friends. Since everyone in the house was...

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ON FAMILY

February 4, 2018

A few weeks ago, I was sitting on the bus with my host mom, going on our usual Sunday trip to Atuntaqui to buy groceries. I was letting her know that I would be gone for the week, visiting some of my friends in the south of Ecuador. As we descended from the bus, I...

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