Fall 2011

November 29, 2011

Homeward Bound

The return trip to the North America began with a 3:30 a.m. departure from Home Peru. There is not much traffic at that hour so we arrived…

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November 29, 2011

The Retreat

A semester full of learning, service and adventure closed with a three-day retreat at a beach named Kauai.  We began with final project presentations featuring research done…

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November 25, 2011

Giving Thanks

How thankful we are!  This morning ten students returned to Lima after spending six weeks volunteering in the mountains and rain forest.  Tomorrow Joshua will return from…

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November 24, 2011

Service in Acopia

Acopia, a town of several thousand inhabitants, sits between two lakes in the Andes mountains.  At 3,715 meters (12,188 feet) above sea level, this is highest and…

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November 15, 2011

Four students are serving in the Selva Central, the central section of the rain forest that lies in the eastern foothills of the Andes.  Elevations here range…

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November 9, 2011

Service in Ayacucho

Just say, “Yes”!  This could be the motto for the three students serving in Ayacucho this term.  Saying yes when asked to try something new has opened…

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November 1, 2011

Three students are volunteering in the city of Huaraz and the nearby village of Tarica.  At over 10,000 feet above sea level, these communities are nestled between…

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October 25, 2011

Farewell to Lima

Before leaving Lima for service, we threw a big party to thank our host families, language instructors and coordinators for all they have done for us over…

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October 21, 2011

Eduardo Arroyo is an authority on ethnic diversity.  In a provocative lecture entitled, “The Cholification of Peru,” he described the major ethnic groups — andinos from the…

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October 18, 2011

The students have left for their six-week service assignments and are beginning work in Huaraz, La Merced, Ayacucho and Acopia.  The directors’ visits to each location will…

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