(LEAD SCHOLARS ONLY THIS YEAR)
Friday, December 13th - Saturday, December 21st, 2019
Ecuador is one of the world’s most dynamic and fascinating countries, a land in which incredible natural beauty and rich resources interface with desperate poverty. While in Ecuador, Santa Clara students will be hosted by Rostro de Cristo and be staying at their retreat house within an invasion community. Staying at the retreat house in the community invites participants to enter into a very simple lifestyle that resembles the way in which the local community lives.
SCU students will spend most of their time developing relationships with local families through daily visits and helping out with the community after school programs for gradeschool children. The group will learn primarily about education and healthcare needs in the community. Additionally, the group will also witness the importance of faith and religion in the lives of people living in this community.