Summer 2012

June 30, 2012

Service in San Miguel

Living in a foreign culture — getting to know a new host family and figuring out how to accompany the people they work with each day —…

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June 10, 2012

Service Begins

This morning the students, all 21 of them, boarded a bus for the central region of Peru to begin their six-week service assignments. Three will volunteer in…

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June 10, 2012

Adios, Lima

We said goodbye to our Lima host families by inviting them to share an evening with us.  We played games and enjoyed a program of drama, dance…

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June 5, 2012

A Closer Look

As we approach the end of our study time in Lima, we deepened our perspective on what it is like to live and work here by listening…

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June 2, 2012

Downtown

Lima — the City of the Kings — was founded in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro.  For almost three centuries it served as the political and economic hub…

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May 28, 2012

Lima Culture

During our first week in Peru’s capital we began learning about local criollo culture.  Celia Vasquez, our study coordinator, described Limeno greetings, habits and cuisine.  James Plunkett,…

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May 26, 2012

Lima Families

We returned to Peru’s capital after our time of study, service and travel in the Andes and were greeted by Celia, our study coordinator, Alicia, our program…

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May 24, 2012

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is one of the “New 7 Wonders of the World,” a list that includes the Great Wall (China), Petra (Jordan), Christ the Redeemer (Brazil), Chichen…

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May 24, 2012

The Incas

The Inca culture is known worldwide for its epic architecture.  Temples, palaces and fortresses were assembled from massive stones cut from nearby quarries and fitted together like…

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May 20, 2012

A Changing World

Our theme this semester is, “A Changing World; A Changing Peru”.   In order to appreciate where Peru is going, we need to know where it has been.  …

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