Fall 2012

October 2, 2012

Peru is a “middle-income” country:  the average Peruvian earns the equivalent of $10,160 per year, taking into account the local exchange rate and cost of living.  But…

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September 19, 2012

Lima is a desert — the area receives less than an inch of rainfall each year.  How does this city produce enough food for 8 million people? …

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September 17, 2012

We often take for granted the pipes that bring drinking water into our homes and take waste water away to the treatment center.  But what would it…

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September 15, 2012

Life on the Margins

Peru has a proud past.  The Inca civilization is most notable, but many other cultures thrived in this part of the world thousands of years before the…

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September 9, 2012

Families

After two days of orientation the students moved out of the Miraflores House and prepared themselves to meet their new host families.  Members of the families appeared…

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September 8, 2012

Orientation

Lima is a different world, a growing metropolis that straddles the narrow desert plain between the Andes mountains and the Pacific Ocean.  The area receives only a…

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September 6, 2012

Arrival

They are here, at last! After a four-hour delay in Miami, eighteen weary but patient Goshen College students passed through the immigration and customs area at Lima’s…

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September 6, 2012

Preparation

This semester makes history:  For the first time, students coming to Peru to study Spanish will be joined by those studying Sign Language.  We will all be…

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September 5, 2012

Renewal

As directors of the Peru Study Service Term, we are halfway through our two-year assignment.  The month of August provided an opportunity to renew our spirits as…

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