“The unforgettable and unique trip to Mexico City enriched my view of colonial and indigenous history. The past was more than a time of oppression. History is not just good and not just bad. It’s the juxtaposition of both; the light and the dark, the day and the night that encompass human experience in the Americas.”
—Lourdes Gómez, Human Development major, California State University, Dominguez Hills.
“Dr. Stear is a knowledgeable and engaging tour guide who really made Mexico City come alive for me. And I think I can speak for our group when I say that his enthusiasm and professionalism were what made the trip more than simply a vacation for all us.”
—Dr. Darrick Taylor, Professor of History, Johnson County Community College
“I highly encourage anyone who would like to learn more about the history of Mexico to take the Forgotten Lives trip Worlds Collide. This has been one of the best travel experiences I have ever had!”
—Mauricio Echeverria, graduate with BA in Kinesiology from California State University, Dominguez Hills
“For me, it’s all about nature, and Peru was a chance to see a beautiful, rugged, and pristine countryside that left me in awe. I learned so much about the colonial and indigenous history of Peru as well. Really an amazing trip!
—Ana Karen Cruz, Student, Cal State University, Los Angeles
Dr. Ezekiel Stear is admired and popular with professors and students at California State University, Dominguez Hills, where he has given insightful research talks on Mesoamerican history and thought. He makes a difference with students. His commitment to research, presenting, and publishing has inspired my students to do field research in Mexico. Thank you, Dr. Stear!
—Juan Antonio Tavárez, Instructor & Faculty Advisor, Dept. Modern Languages, Compton College
“I liked everything about the tour Top of the World: Perú, especially the fact that we got to go to different cities and we did not just stay in one place. It would normally take a whole semester class to learn what I learned in just one week! What I imagined Perú would be was little in comparison with what I saw.”
—Stefanie Zamarripa, Student, Pasadena City College
“Dr. Ezekiel Stear is a gifted educator and a charismatic public speaker. I as well as the audience were amazed at his breadth and depth of knowledge.”
—Joseph Julián González, composer of Misa Azteca
“Dr. Stear easily wins the trust of students and adapts himself to individual instructional settings. He gave cogent examples and analogies to answer my students’ questions.”
—Dr. John Bawden, Professor of History, University of Montevallo