Friday, September 1 - Sunday, September 10, 2017
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. The immersion group will stay in the Rostro de Cristo retreat house in Durán, outside Guayaquil. SCU students will spend most of their time developing relationships with local families through daily visits and helping out with the community after school program for grade-school children. The group will learn about educational and healthcare needs in the community. The group will also witness the importance of faith and religion in the lives of people living in this community. The SCU students will be challenged to think about how they can work with the Ecuadorian people to find long term solutions to the problems of poverty and together seek opportunities to improve the lives of the people, most of whom are a part of the world’s 3 billion people who live on less than $2 a day. This immersion invites participants to enter into a very simple lifestyle that resembles the way in which the local community lives.