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Chontacuro: The worm of Amazon culture and sustainable development

Filed in Blog, Ecuador by on April 4, 2016
<i>Chontacuro</i>: The worm of Amazon culture and sustainable development

by Clint S. Inside the hut in which we were gathered, Margarita held out a bowl filled with inch-long worms still squirming with life. She didn’t say a word in English, Spanish or her native Tucanoan. She simply gave a look that said, “Go for it if you want,” — and honestly, that was all […]

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Why study abroad? | Student perspectives

Why study abroad? | Student perspectives

Students from the University of Missouri share benefits on studying abroad. Learn more: international.missouri.edu/getting-started.

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There and back again: Two weeks in Middle-earth

Filed in Blog, Ecuador by on January 26, 2015
There and back again: Two weeks in Middle-earth

Ecuadorians are fond of saying that Ecuador is the center of the world, and I can’t blame them. The very name Ecuador refers to that famous zero-latitude that runs through the country, missing the capital by a few miles. The Colorado-sized country is divided into four distinct regions. Far to the west, the Galapagos sparked […]

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