Health & Safety
Submitted by Joy Hansmeier - University of North Dakota | October 28, 2014
My semester in Ecuador was great. Going to Blue Hill gave me the opportunity to travel every weekend. The professors were very friendly and allowed for time out of class for any questions. Ecuador is easy to get around and very beautiful, and tourist friendly.
Travel is so easy in Ecuador. It is a small and beautiful country.
I first lived in a home with other international students, then moved out later because I wanted to live with my friend.
The professors at Blue Hill College were very helpful and welcoming. The classes were not as challenging as they are in the US, but i still learned a lot.
Great places to go......BanosLas Cajas National Parque (if you camp make sure to bring warm clothing)QuitoMontanita (party surf atmosphere) Tena and Misahaulli
The food in Ecuador is really good, because there is a lot of frying going on and the fruit is amazing!!! Although I only got sick once with the food from ecuador, my travel partner got sick multiple times, most of the time it depends on your stomach. As far as street food goes, try to find what looks freshest.
Traveling in Ecuador is fairly safe. If you are a woman, it is always better to travel with another person, preferably a male. I am a woman, I made one weekend trip by myself and nothing happened. Just be smart about it and you should be ok.