With a beautiful visit through the Amazon Rainforest, the students from Dickinson College (United States) started their experience thanks to the coordination of CEDEI International Programs department. The group arrived to Ecuador on January 28th and will be attending this program until March 2.

In the first part of the program, the students enjoyed different hikes for discover the beauty of the Ecuadorian jungle. They stayed in a hotel on the banks of Napo River, and practiced “tubing” descending in tubes by a stretch of this river.

With the guidance of experts, the students traveled in motorized canoes to an Animal Shelter Center, located in the middle of the jungle, in which they observed Capuchin monkeys, caimans, anaconda, a variety of birds, and other species.

In addition, they had the opportunity to share some activities within an indigenous community of this region. There, they learnt about the process of elaboration of chocolate, and “la chicha” that is a fermented beverage elaborated by different Ecuadorian indigenous groups since ancestral times.

This excursion started on January 30 and ended on February 2. After this, they traveled to Cuenca, where the International Programs Department welcomed them. In CEDEI the Dickinson College students will continue with their studies and will be involved in diverse activities, with the main objective of learn and know more about the Latin American culture.