Hola estimados lectores. The purpose of this blog is to keep my family, friends, classmates, teachers, and random strangers up to date on my internship in Ecuador during the summer of 2013. I am doing an internship with Child Family Health International (CFHI) in Ecuador that focuses on urban/rural comparative health. While this internship is medically based it’s also entirely observational and is meant to help pre-med and other medically minded students gain exposure to healthcare in other countries. My program does 7 weeks in Quito (urban portion) and 3 weeks in Chone, a small city located about an hour from the coast (rural portion). A lot of my posts are in Spanish but I also try to do ones in English for those non-Spanish speakers out there and because I can usually express myself better in English. Thanks for reading!