Fall 2011

October 12, 2011

Machu Picchu is counted among the seven wonders of the modern world and widely regarded as the most popular international tourist destination in South America — no…

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October 9, 2011

We had a chance to learn about the Inca culture by visiting three impressive archaeological sites as well as the home of a family living in a…

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October 6, 2011

Spring has arrived in the Southern Hemisphere.  Up in the mountains, flowers are in bloom and grasses are changing from gold to green.  Insects are emerging, birds…

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October 4, 2011

Where are they?  The mountains are stunning, but something seems missing.  The only forests we see are swaths of eucalyptus planted on the hillsides near each village…

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October 2, 2011

What might it be like to live in the highest mountain range in the Americas?  We had an opportunity to learn and serve in the Andes during…

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September 20, 2011

Helping and Hiking

We headed east to Cieneguilla to volunteer at Corazones en Accion (Hearts in Action), an organization that works to prevent child abuse in the eastern cone of…

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September 20, 2011

Nestor Vergara is a psychologist and resident of Lima’s eastern cone.  He works for the government ministry that provides services to women and children who suffer from…

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September 11, 2011

Another Side of Lima

During their first week the students have learned a lot about life near the center of Lima.  They have toured downtown, taken part in lectures and language…

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September 7, 2011

Lectures and Language

Learning is fun — especially when it is relevant to life in contemporary Peru.  The week began with a lecture by James Plunkett on national politics and…

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September 6, 2011

Historic Lima

Lima is the capital of Peru in many ways:  politically, financially, culturally.  Named “City of the Kings” by its founder, the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, the city…

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