Spring 2013

March 19, 2013

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Cortney and Edgar are volunteering at Hogar de Niños Casa Luz (House of Light Children’s Home).  Forty-three children between the ages of one and nineteen call this…

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March 15, 2013

Children

Liz and Kate spend their days with little ones.   Parents are busy with work, chores and activities outside the home.  This is true all over the world,…

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March 13, 2013

Health

Barrett is volunteering at a nonprofit organization that provides health care services to low-income patients.  The lifestyle of people who live in the Peruvian countryside is inherently…

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March 12, 2013

Subsistence

Martin is spending the service portion of the Peru Study Service Term in a remote village named Yuraccraccay.  The broad valley surrounding the village is fertile and…

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March 2, 2013

Service

The Service portion of the Study Service Term has begun.  The students are volunteering in the highlands — Ayacucho, Huanta and Tarma — as well as the…

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March 1, 2013

Farewell

All good things must come to an end, including the study portion of the Spring semester Study Service Term in Peru.  We ended our time in Lima…

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February 27, 2013

Conquest

Peru has a long history of conquest.  The Incas were known for subduing neighboring peoples with generous gifts and military might, especially during the reign of its…

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February 25, 2013

Migration

Over the past 30 years, Lima’s population has grown dramatically.  Millions of refugees fled here to escape the ravages of war between Shining Path terrorists and the…

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February 17, 2013

Water

“Water is life” — these words are painted on a wall in one of the settlements far from downtown Lima.  The problem is, people living in the…

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February 14, 2013

City Life

Lima is a thriving metropolitan area situated along Peru’s central coast.  The population has swelled in recent years as families move here to find work or enroll…

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