#MasonAbroad Stories


Meet Fiona Lighthiser

Exploring Ecuador Through Food

Fiona Student Spotlight by Global Education Office
Fiona Lighthiser

Author Spotlight

Major Global Affairs
Hometown Louisville, Colorado
Study Abroad Quito, Ecuador
Highlight I loved being able to speak Spanish every day and learning slang/vocabulary specific to the region.
Challenge It was challenging to adapt to the culture, especially when learning social norms.
Favorite Food My favorite food was fruit - there was so many different types, specifically mora (Andean blackberry) and tomate de árbol (specific to Ecuador). My favorite dish was Encocado (seafood cooked in a coconut sauce - a coastal dish)

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