Lessons from the Amazon

By Lisa Hayes

Before coming to Ecuador, I was passionate about environmental issues, yet I wondered how to incorporate this into my career in social work and development. Aliados combined all of that, social and economic development (my concentration within my Social Work Master’s program) are primarily achieved through an environmental lens. 

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Looking Back on a Powerful Experience

By Samuel Canfield

I’d like to preface this by saying that everyone’s experience is different, and that the only way to truly understand my story and the stories of the other interns is to come and see for yourself.

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5400 km to Incredible Purity

By Lydie Coeytaux

Since the beginning of my experience in the middle of the Amazon rainforest, more than 5400 km away from France, there are some things I would like to share!

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A Unique Internship

By Molly

I have arrived and survived my first 3 weeks in my internship at Fundación Aliados. My daily life here has changed so dramatically from my life at home and my knowledge has grown so much that it’s hard to know where to begin, so I made a list:

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Reflecting on Amazon Mysticism

By Geena Harnisch

There is something mystical about life in the Amazon.

Like the wild weather rhythms, the days are filled with unpredictability, forcing its people to adapt to the unexpected. It is a more present way of being. They seize the joyful moments of sunshine, and enjoy a moment of rest when the rain unfolds. Everything goes, life is ‘tranquila’ here and its people radiate with contentment.


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