Lessons from the Amazon
Looking Back on a Powerful Experience
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.
5400 km to Incredible Purity
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.
A Unique Internship
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!
This Internship is What you Make of It
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:
First Weeks of a Once in a Lifetime Quest
By Phoebe Wraith
It’s crazy to think that I’ve already been in Tena for a month – and that I’ve only been here for a month. My time with Fundación Aliados has been, in a nutshell, varied and free-form. It certainly is what you make of it.
Reflecting on Amazon Mysticism
By Andrea Mayorga
Working in the Amazon rainforest has been a dream of mine since I was very young. Add in my fascination for South America, and suddenly Aliados becomes a once in a lifetime opportunity that I cannot afford to miss out on.
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.