Location: Quito, Ecuador

Today was flight day! There were departures from all over the world including California, Wisconsin, Boston, New York, Canada, Beijing, Geneva and Paris. The majority of us met at the Miami airport, where unfortunately our flight was a bit delayed. However, the extra time in the airport allowed us to get to know each other and start to form new friendships before leaving for Quito. Once arrived, after passing through customs, we joined the rest of the staff and headed to the hotel and our first experience with local food. After dinner we had orientation before going to bed to a well deserved night of sleep!