Spring 2011

January 29, 2011

food and music

We were able to enjoy two uniquely Peruvian cultural delights this week: the cajón and cebiche. Drummer extraordinaire Camilo Ballumbrosio introduced us to the cajón during a…

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January 24, 2011

We spent our second day in the Cono Sur visiting a biohuerto (community garden), where the SSTers helped clear a few plots and marveled at the resident…

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January 23, 2011

Fútbol

After a long day of painting, SSTers took to the field for a friendly game of soccer with young futbalistas from Villa María del Triunfo, the district…

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January 23, 2011

As the students entered their second week in Peru, we traveled to the part of Lima known as the Cono Sur (“Southern Cone”), just a 50-minute bus…

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January 22, 2011

One of the highlights of the study portion of SST is the chance to hear from guest speakers who really help provide a sense of the country….

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January 22, 2011

¿Habla castellano?

This semester our meeting place is the Anglican Cathedral of the Good Shepherd in the Miraflores district of Lima. In a city with so much noise, we…

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January 16, 2011

¡Mucho gusto!

On Friday afternoon the SSTers were buzzing with excited, nervous energy. They had just gotten information about their host families and were preparing to meet them at…

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January 16, 2011

finding our way around

Lima was founded in 1535, and today the metro area has a population of close to 8.4 million. We spent our second day getting to know the…

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January 15, 2011

The first day

The students started their first full day in Lima with a stroll through the neighborhoods of Miraflores and San Isidro. On the way to Goshen Tambo—the name…

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January 13, 2011

¡Bienvenido a Perú!

After a long day of travel the SSTers landed safely at Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima. Coordinator Celia Vasquez and director Heather Gary met the travelers…

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