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By Lucas Watson
Editor’s Note: Lucas Watson is a senior biology/
chemistry major from Louisiana, Mo. His many
campus activities include membership in President’s
Twenty and Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He plans to
attend medical school after he graduates from William
Woods University. This is his account of his recent
Study Abroad experience. Photos courtesy of
Lucas Watson.
I
recently returned to William Woods University
from Ecuador, South America, where I attended
the Universidad Espiritu Santos for a Study
Abroad program in the city of Guayaquil. The
four months I was there included some of the best
experiences of my life.
With the advice of Dr. Jahnae H. Barnett, WWU
president, I chose the university in Guayaquil
to better my development of the Spanish
language and exposure to the third-world country
medical system.
Dr. Barnett suggested the Universidad Espiritu
Santos because the president is Carlos Ortega
Maldonado, a member of the William Woods
University Board of Trustees.
William Woods senior Lucas Watson took his
learning far beyond the classroom with a
semester abroad in Ecuador.
(
Top Left) Lucas Watson counts French and Belgian students among the friends he made while
studying in Ecuador.
(
Top Right) Watson makes friends with a baby seal while visiting the Galapagos Islands.
(
Bottom) At Hospital Luis Vernaza, Watson and Magu Oviedo dress up like the doctor Watson hopes
to become.
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