Summer 2011

August 2, 2011

Homeward bound

The summer Peru Study-Service Term concluded this morning with a pre-dawn bus ride to Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport for 13 students. The remaining three are heading…

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August 1, 2011

We spent our last weekend in Peru on the beach at the Union Biblica retreat center, about an hour and a half south of Lima. It was…

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August 1, 2011

Final projects

Our retreat included presentations from each student on their final project. We heard about a wide range of topics related to Peru: Translational problems and patient care…

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July 12, 2011

Service in Ayacucho

Ayacucho is one of Peru’s most historically significant places. During the 6th century A.D., when the Wari civilization ruled much of Peru, its capital was located just…

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July 11, 2011

Service in Tarma

Tucked in the mountains and surrounded by fields of flowers, Tarma is known as the “Pearl of the Andes.” That moniker may be a little grandiose for…

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July 6, 2011

Service in Chanchamayo

This time of year—winter—Limeños who tire of cold, overcast, drizzly weather can find some sun in the Peruvian jungle, or selva. The closest point, La Merced, is…

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July 6, 2011

service in chimbote

The coastal city of Chimbote is not for the faint of heart: According to the Pan American Health Organization, at least 45 percent of the city’s residents…

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July 2, 2011

Ready for service

From planting trees to performing ultrasounds to practicing English with students, the Peru SSTers jumped right in to the service portion of the semester. They just wrapped…

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June 20, 2011

So long, farewell…

To mark the end of the first half of the semester—and the completion of the students’ time in Lima—we gathered at the Good Shepherd Cathedral hall on…

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June 16, 2011

Thanksgiving in Peru

Overheard one morning last week: a conversation between SSTers about the food from home they were missing the most. Barbecue topped the list for a couple of…

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