Stephanie Dunning

Stephanie is proud of having been the president of the French Club for the past two years, walking in white at her graduation, and speaking at her high school\\\'s Baccalaureate service. Stephanie is passionate about helping others. She has given blood and tutored peers in a variety of classes, including math, French, and Spanish.


Long Way Home

March 20, 2012 There´s a law in Ecuador that buses are only allowed to transport passengers who are sitting down.  I don’t know how long it´s actually been a law, but they have really been keeping track of it since Carnival when a bus got into an accident on the way to Espejo and over…

28 March, 2012


October 11 We killed a mouse tonight. Well, not we.  My brother killed a mouse.  Nancy and I were huddled on my bed.  My brother, Ruben, and nephew, Bryan, were running around my room like banshees.  The mouse was hiding under my commode.  There were towels tucked under the door so it couldn’t escape and…

28 March, 2012

Chicken Lips

Caution to reader- could contain bothersome material. It is Sunday and I finally got to sleep in,  8:30am is a heavenly time to wake up.  The extra hour and a half is good for the health.  It’s not even bad to wake up around 7am every day, but working with the kindergarten takes a lot…

16 February, 2012

Lost in Otavalo

Tuesday, October 11 Otavalo isn’t as big as Quito, but I had a map of Quito. That really isn’t the only thing I had going for me while wandering the streets of Quito. I had the mountain in the west that helped with generalizing directions. In Otavalo, there are not only mountains West, but also…

30 December, 2011


Monday, October 17 So, I’m sick again- gotta love it. When I’m sick I have a lot of time to think.  I’ve been in bed since ten o’clock this morning; my sister suggested I try to sleep it off.  It’s one o’clock now.  I slept for about two hours but just couldn’t sum up enough…

23 December, 2011

One Step at a Time

  I’ll start with the first day and we’ll see how far we get from there. Saturday was a day filled with anticipation.  Those of us unlucky enough to know just enough Spanish to get by had to go to class for a final cramming-session before loading into buses and heading to our eventual long-term…

03 October, 2011

The Best Lemonade

I am very excited to announce that you will be spending your year as a 2012 Global Citizen Year Fellow in ECUADOR!!! My family and friends breathed a giant sigh of relief.  I almost felt like crying. My heart had been set on going to Senegal where surely, few others would dare to venture.   How,…

03 October, 2011

Inspired by Brazil

In the 10th grade, I went to Brazil with my grandparents for a month to visit family. While I was there I fell in love with the culture and the language.  When I came home, my aunt told me that she learned Portuguese by traveling down the coast and teaching English when she had the…

06 July, 2011

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