Spring 2012

February 5, 2012

We began our Lima study program at Catedral del Buen Pastor (Cathedral of the Good Shepherd), our venue for lectures, workshops and Spanish classes.  The host families…

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February 3, 2012

Lima Families

We returned from our 19-day adventure in the Andes and were warmly welcomed to Peru’s capital city by twenty-three eager host families.  Several of the families who…

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February 2, 2012

Machu Picchu

One of the seven wonders of the modern world.  UNESCO World Heritage site.  Best-preserved Inca city in South America.  Probably the most-visited tourist destination on the continent….

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January 31, 2012

Exploration

We said goodbye to the host families in San Jeronimo, Huacarpay and Lucre and prepared for the last leg of our adventure in the Andes — an…

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January 28, 2012

Cusco

In the early 16th century, the Inca Empire extended over all of modern-day Peru as well as parts of Colombia and Ecuador to the north, Brazil to…

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January 27, 2012

Music

The music of the Andes is distinct for its use of native wind instruments — including quenas (flutes) and sikus (pan flutes).  Early versions have been found…

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January 23, 2012

Trees

How many trees can a group of SST students plant in two days?   246. We ventured up to the town of Acopia to meet our host, Luis…

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January 18, 2012

Quechua is the language of the Incas.  It is the second-most common language in Peru.  We asked one of our Spanish language instructors, Luz Atapaucar, to give…

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January 13, 2012

Learning about Peru

We began our first full week in Peru with a presentation on Peru’s economy.  The average Peruvian earns only a fifth as much as the average US…

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January 7, 2012

We enjoyed two gorgeous days in the Andes, where the rains have returned and the hills are green.  We spent the first day beginning the process of…

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