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  • UNL students with achuar childrrn

    “Welcome to Ecuador,” I announced to 11 people as they walked through the door of the customs area in the Quito airport.

    For several years, I have been asked if I would ever lead a trip abroad. This idea has held limited appeal; I like the freedom to move. I’m comfortable taking risks with my own life, not with others.

    With persistence, the students of Sig Ep Fraternity from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln pursued the idea of having me lead them on a journey. Nine active members, one alum and one chaperon were now my traveling companions.

    I agreed to this trip under three conditions: first, I am not a babysitter; second, understand this is not a trip to the Henry Doorly Zoo rainforest exhibit; and third, and most important, come with the attitude to give.

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  • During my trip on Enrichment Voyages' MV Explorer this past December, I asked a few people to write down their dream for 2014. It was a fun exercise that gave me the opportunity to connect with people and more importantly, a chance for them to express to the world something important.

    Smiling Explorer passenger

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    Dean with Achuar students

    Dean with some of his Achuar friends.

    Achuar kids playing soccer

    Achuar children enjoying a spirited game of soccer.

    Achuar kids at school

    Achuar children at school.

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