Summer 2012

May 28, 2012

Lima Culture

During our first week in Peru’s capital we began learning about local criollo culture.  Celia Vasquez, our study coordinator, described Limeno greetings, habits and cuisine.  James Plunkett,…

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May 26, 2012

Lima Families

We returned to Peru’s capital after our time of study, service and travel in the Andes and were greeted by Celia, our study coordinator, Alicia, our program…

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May 24, 2012

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of the “New 7 Wonders of the World,” a list that includes the Great Wall (China), Petra (Jordan), Christ the Redeemer (Brazil), Chichen…

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May 24, 2012

The Incas

The Inca culture is known worldwide for its epic architecture.  Temples, palaces and fortresses were assembled from massive stones cut from nearby quarries and fitted together like…

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May 20, 2012

A Changing World

Our theme this semester is, “A Changing World; A Changing Peru”.   In order to appreciate where Peru is going, we need to know where it has been.  …

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May 16, 2012

There are many ways to gain understanding of a culture — lectures, workshops, service projects and learning tours. Juan Carlos returned for a second time to teach…

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May 13, 2012

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day!  Feliz Dia de La Madre! Mother’s Day is an important holiday in Latin America and the students surprised each host mother with a rose…

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May 12, 2012

Food and Clothing

Every culture must find a way to feed and clothe its members.  During our time in the Andes we have tasted many dishes and observed how people…

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May 5, 2012

Life in the Andes

We began our first full week in Peru with lectures, workshops and language classes.  Pastor Celestino welcomed us to the church where our classes are held and…

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