Fall 2014

October 25, 2014

If one had to pick a town in which to spend the night en route to Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo would be among the best places anywhere in…

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October 20, 2014

The morning after thanking our Lima host families and saying goodbye at the despedida, we left for Cusco, the capital of the Incan empire and gateway to…

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October 17, 2014

La Despedida: Saying Good-Bye

For one night anyway, Goshen students did the serving. At the end of five weeks of living and studying in Lima, and on the eve of leaving…

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October 15, 2014

Mariah shares a journal essay: I have never really seen the world in color. I have never wanted to distinguish between black people, brown people, white people….

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October 15, 2014

Art of Tap, Teas and Seeds

During the first half of the SST semester in Peru, students participated in a series of interactive workshops related to dance, music, herbs and jewelry-making. Alicia Taipe…

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October 13, 2014

During the first six weeks of our SST semester in Peru, more than a dozen people provided presentations (often with PowerPoint slides), on subjects like the War…

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October 2, 2014

Bryan shares a journal entry: My final weekend here in Lima was as it should’ve been, eventful.  This past Saturday, after an afternoon spent traveling, I found…

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September 28, 2014

Señora Gregoria Flores leads the way past rows of lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, beets, cilantro, parsley, potatoes and more. We’re following her trail, surrounded by lush terraces…

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September 25, 2014

Tracking Money to the Centimo

While I was preparing for SST during the summer, I was thrilled to see that the American dollar was worth 2.8 times more than the nuevo sol,…

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September 21, 2014

We traveled to the home of Victor Delfín, one of Peru’s most celebrated artists, expecting that our visit would end the streak of interviews he has granted…

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