Fall 2013

October 8, 2013

First-time visitors to Lima, Peru are confronted by many stark contrasts, among them the huge disparities between the city’s richest and poorest residents and its most established…

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October 7, 2013

Visitors to Peru seeking to learn about pre-Columbian civilizations usually make a beeline to Machu Picchu, an essential travel destination in South America. The 15th-century Inca refuge…

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September 22, 2013

Dancing to the rhythms of Peru

Who says Goshen College students can’t dance? Members of the Fall 2013 Peru SST unit kicked up their heels – and lifted high their legs, arms and…

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September 22, 2013

City of Kings and Presidents

Goshen students had one of their most memorable days in Lima – called the City of Kings by its founder, Francisco Pizarro – by touring the historic…

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September 17, 2013

A Full Day of Orientation

Richard and Judy met the students at Casa Miraflores, the hostel where they spent their first night in Peru. As we set off along the Avenida Comandante…

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September 10, 2013

Meeting new families

Goshen students met their Lima host families after a long day of orientation, an exciting daylong tour of downtown and two nights in the Miraflores House (a…

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September 5, 2013

And so it begins! United Airlines Flight 854 arrived safely and on time from Houston, Texas, touching down at Jorge Chávez International Airport at 10:20 p.m. Wednesday…

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September 4, 2013

Since arriving in Peru, we (Richard R. Aguirre and Judy Weaver) have had many fascinating experiences. We have met warm and helpful people (often in unexpected places),…

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September 3, 2013

Welcome to the Peru Study-Service Term blog for Fall 2013! Goshen College students are scheduled to arrive late Wednesday (Sept. 4), which is when the fall program…

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