Ambassadors club to travel to Ecuador in 2019

There will be an informational meeting about the Ecuador 2019 trip at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29 in the Fine Arts room 147.

The trip to Ecuador will be May 18 – 31 of 2019 and it will include an Ecuador land tour, lodging with a host family in Quito, an intensive Spanish program with Academia Latinoamericana de Español and service learning experience at children school in Puerto Lopez.

The estimated cost is $2,875 and is open to community members that are 18 or older. Space is limited.

The Ambassadors Club offers students the opportunity to travel abroad. The club meets at 11 a.m. every second and fourth Friday in Health Sciences Room 312. Sometimes the club meets in the Language Lab, located in the Education Enrichment Center, Room 210. There are no requirements for students to join the club.

According to a handout from Juan Antonio Bernabeu, the club’s adviser and Spanish language instructor, the purpose of the organization is to promote awareness of cultural and social issues affecting other countries. The Ambassadors also organize and implement service projects abroad for low-income communities. The club also provides service opportunities for LCCC students and the community, both at the community level and abroad.

Bernabeu said the trip to Quito, Ecuador, will give students the opportunity to be completely immersed in the culture by living with local host families. They will also visit national parks, volcanoes and a cloud forest.

The focus of the trip will be on Spanish language acquisition and service learning. There is no requirement for students to be a part of a foreign language class or speak a foreign language. However, travel will be easier if they can speak a foreign language, in this case Spanish.

If you have any questions, contact Bernabeu at (307) 778-1166 or email at

Additional reporting by Joshua Lee McLees

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