Neil Singh

Neil Singh is an avid reader and enthusiastic rugby player. His greatest passions are environmental issues and the effect of global politics on such issues. His goals for this year are to learn more about careers and focuses in the environmental science field and gain a real-world understanding of Latin American culture.


Doing Laundry

Back in the States I used to hate doing my laundry. It was a long trek up the stairs and to my destination, burdened by my ponderous basket. Then, leaving a trail of dirty socks, I wrestled with my sworn enemy: the laundry room door. My back aching from such arduous labor, I placed my…

10 March, 2014

Halfway Ready

I’ve reached the halfway marker of our program, and now I feel a mix of emotions churning inside of me. This bittersweet milestone made me appreciate how far I’ve come since I stepped off the plane at Quito, and that my homecoming is not too far off. But I also realized how limited my time…

03 February, 2014


When I arrived at my homestay I was overjoyed by the surrounding beauty of the Sierra, how friendly my host family was and how great the food was. Life here seemed so different from any other place I had ever visited. It seemed almost too incredulous to believe I’d be spending the next 6 months…

28 October, 2013

My First Week

The 12 hour bus ride to my homestay Quingeo in Azuay, Ecuador was full of a lot of excitement and gorgeous, varied landscapes. Beautiful rolling pastures, a wide variety of exotic trees and shrubs, and magnificent snow-capped mountains pass by quickly through the windows. You could smell just about everything as well; some odors intoxicating, others overwhelming. That bus ride…

10 October, 2013

Who Am I?

Hello everyone! My name is Neil Singh. I’m from the Blue Mountain area but I grew up in Allentown Pennsylvania. I spent much of my early life learning new things, reading and enjoying nature. I would spend hours outside running around, chasing squirrels and climbing trees. My parents moved to Allentown when I was 12,…

17 July, 2013

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