Cuenca 2020

COVID-19 Update

As we keep receiving more information about COVID-19, our University keeps responding and updating us on how we are going to proceed. As we told you in our last post, the Florence bloggers are back home from Italy and will continue blogging from home for the rest of the semester.  […]

#HolyThursday at Cuenca’s Catedral Vieja

Good afternoon! I hope everyone had an enjoyable spring break. The Mounties in Cuenca definitely did – be sure to check out Shelby’s post from Tuesday to see what we did in the Galapagos.  Today’s post will give you a tour of the oldest European structure in Cuenca, the Catedral […]

Turtle-ly Awesome Spring Break! #MountMartes

Hola Mounties! Welcome back to another #MountMartes blog post. I hope everyone had a great spring break; I know mine was amazing. This past week, we had the privilege of visiting the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos is home to 13 main islands, each with its own biodiversity and geography. We […]

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The Mount’s Response to COVID-19

Hello faithful followers! You may have noticed that we’ve been unexpectedly quiet on the blogging front over the last week or so. Last week was a planned week off from entries from our student bloggers as Mount St. Mary’s University was on Spring Break. However, the Mount also experienced an […]

Carnaval: Foam, Water, and Family

Good afternoon, and welcome back to another #HolyThursday! Like Shelby’s blog, my post this week is going to show you some of the many traditions the Ecuadorians have for celebrating Carnaval, a time of indulgence and feasting before the thoughtfulness of Lent begins.  Carnaval is technically only a four-day period […]