About Ian Herel
Ian is passionate about creating connections between people and cultures while exploring different ways of living. In school, he was involved in the Mentors in Violence Prevention club which worked to raise awareness about men's violence against women. He has also been involved with the Appalachian Mountain Club which is devoted to preserving the White Mountains in New Hampshire. His goals for the year are to gain fluency in Spanish and develop lasting bonds with his community in Ecuador as well as his peers in the program. "It is of some use to my volcanoes, and it is of some use to my flower, that I own them. But you are of no use to the stars..." -Antione De Saint Exupery 'The Little Prince'