Location and Culture
Cuenca, Ecuador is a modern city in the Andes Mountains, located in the southern part of the country. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Trust Site, exemplified by its historical central district. Cuenca’s climate is moderate, with warm days and cool nights.
Past students at the Ecuador project center have:
- Developed and updated exhibitions at the beautiful and fascinating Museo de las Conceptas, a museum in downtown Cuenca
- Identified entrepreneurial and business opportunities (i.e.: ecotourism) in the rural village of Shaglli
- Developed a plan for increasing the use of bicycle transportation in Cuenca
- Contributed to the “living sustainability laboratory” in the rural village of San Rafael