Steamboat Mountain School Global Immersion Studies Blog

Steamboat Mountain School Ecuador 2017

Posted by Marta Miskolczy on Apr 17, 2017 1:57:11 PM
Steamboat Mountain School is thrilled to announce the Global Immersion Studies Program students will spend one month (April, 2017) exploring: Trip 1 Sikkim region of Northern India with faculty leaders Gina Wither and Robbie Tesar. OR Trip 2 High Andes of Ecuador with faculty leaders are Charlie Smith and Kaiti Kinshella.  OR Trip 3 Australia to  work with 2 Aboriginal communities with faculty leaders Margi Missling Root and John Morse.

These amazing travel experiences will help our high school students deepen their understanding of culture and responsible travel.

Here's the first update from Ecuador on April 13!

Tanner Richard '17

The first moments of the trip went by in a blur. Before I knew it, our group met at the school and departed to Denver. We met and ran through logistics before going out for one last American meal. It was hard to believe that it was already the time to leave. We have done everything that we could to prepare for the experience, but it still was a scary thing to leave the country with only our group, baggage, and two leaders . . . We soon arrived in Quito and took a quick bus ride to a hotel for the night. During our ride in the dark, we gazed out at the night scape of Quito and wondered what adventures lay beyond. The next day, we took a spectacular drive to the village of Chugchilan. As we climbed the magnificent Andes mountains, we marveled at the high peaks and low valleys. The sky seemed to meet the Earth in a way that I had never seen before. We soon settled into our rooms in the Mama Hilda hostel and rejeuvinated. Our experience in Ecuador so far has been one that I will never forget, and we have just started the trip! We can only dream of what the next few weeks have in store for us.

Topics: Colorado high school, Student travelers, boarding school with international travel program, Service learning, life beyond college, college prep, Ecuador