Personal perspectives and experiences by Gamal Dillard
Mr. Dillard shares his take on things while traveling and living in South American. Please click on stories on the drop down menu of this page.
–Gamal Dillard resided in Ecuador from 1998-2001 and from 2008-2013. From 1998-2001 he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer as an Urban Youth Worker where he witnessed the horrid consequences of the economic collapse and the subsequent painful dollarization. He then returned in 2008 to work as a third grade and head international teacher in Cuenca. In 2010 he returned to the north Ecuadorian coast as an English teacher and assistant coordinator of the Foreign Language Department of a private Catholic school. He is currently living in Colombia and finishing a book The Day the Priest Left, a fictionalized account of working in an elite Ecuadorian high school, which will be ready for publication later this year.