• Jaime and Miranda: Serving in Chiclayo

    July 23, 2014 - from Peru Study-Service Term

    By Judy Weaver Miranda and Jaime are living in Chiclayo, a sunny city of 630,000 residents on Peru’s northern coast. Chiclayo is the fourth largest city in Peru, founded several centuries ago by the... [read more]

  • Brian and Matt: Serving in Tarma

    July 22, 2014 - from Peru Study-Service Term

    Brian and Matt are volunteering in Tarma, a charming city of about 60,000 residents located in a fertile valley about 3,053 meters, or 10,016 feet, above sea level in the Andes mountain range. Tarma was... [read more]

  • Joel and Lucas: Serving in La Merced

    July 22, 2014 - from Peru Study-Service Term

    Joel and Lucas say they have the ideal service assignment: they live in the middle of a beautiful jungle with streams, waterfalls and great hiking trails; the have hard and worthwhile work; eat good food... [read more]

  • Brody and Sierra: Serving in Oxapampa

    July 21, 2014 - from Peru Study-Service Term

    Brody and Sierra are living and working in Oxapampa, a lovely city of 10,000 residents located in a verdant valley of the Andes, about 5,905 feet above sea level. Settled in 1891 by a group of colonists... [read more]

  • Service Visit: Alma

    July 21, 2014 - from Nicaragua Study-Service Term

    Alma is working at Libros Para Niños [Books for Children] in Jinotepe. In a country with few lending libraries (neither school nor public), the work of this nonprofit organization is critical in helping... [read more]

  • Service Visit Report: Jacob

    July 20, 2014 - from Nicaragua Study-Service Term

    Jacob is in the department of Boaco, a sparsely-populated central region known for its hilly terrain, cattle, and agriculture. The municipality where he lives, Laguna de San Onofre, is remote and difficult... [read more]

  • Service Visit Report: Hillary and Blake

    July 20, 2014 - from Nicaragua Study-Service Term

    Hillary and Blake are doing their service work at the Batahola Norte Cultural Center, a community center in Managua that focuses on education, the arts, and cultural and personal development. Hillary writes... [read more]

  • Pire Goureye and Beer-Sheba

    July 20, 2014 - from Senegal Study-Service Term

    Grace, Justine, and Naomi have been spending their service in Pire Goureye, one of the new GC service sites this year. Pire Goureye is a village located approximately 40 kilometers north of Thiès, just... [read more]

  • Dakar, Gorom, and Thiès

    July 19, 2014 - from Senegal Study-Service Term

    Micah is our lone representative in the capital city, Dakar. Dakar is a busy metropolis with over one million inhabitants and Micah has had to learn to navigate bus routes and busy streets to make it to... [read more]

  • Ndem, Niakhar, Baback

    July 18, 2014 - from Senegal Study-Service Term

    We spent a week visiting students in the south central peanut basin, a hot, sandy region that has felt the powerful strains of intensive peanut production for export since the time of colonialism. This... [read more]

  • Highlights from Study – Beer-Sheba and Ndem

    July 18, 2014 - from Senegal Study-Service Term

    During Study we spent several weeks exploring development and social change. As part of this focus we visited two social change projects, the Beer-Sheba Project and the ONG des Villageois de Ndem. The... [read more]

  • Service Visit Report: Thomas, Peter, and Samantha

    July 12, 2014 - from Nicaragua Study-Service Term

    Thomas, Peter and Samantha are all working in the community of Laguna de Apoyo, Thomas and Peter at a biological research/preservation station, and Sam at an elementary school. Thomas and Peter report... [read more]

  • The final blog

    May 25, 2014 - from Blogs » Kenya Field Course

    Wednesday May 21st, 2014 After many hours of hard work, fun times, and great experiences, our journey together has reached it’s end. Today was the last day of class and it started out with some early... [read more]

  • Final Research Presentations

    May 21, 2014 - from Blogs » Kenya Field Course

    Tuesday May 20th, 2014 We woke up at 7:30 a.m. for our breakfast and after it we went to our various projects groups for data analysis. Tonight we shall be presenting our projects and so every group is... [read more]

  • Connecting with the Lekiji School

    May 21, 2014 - from Blogs » Kenya Field Course

    Monday May 19th, 2014 Today was a day to work on our research projects, discuss readings, and perhaps most notably, to revisit the school in Lekiji (a pastoralist community located on a plot of land nearby... [read more]

  • The final weekend

    May 20, 2014 - from Blogs » Kenya Field Course

    Saturday May 17, 2014 After two full days of traveling to different ranches it was nice to have a more relaxed morning today. However, there was still work to be done. After breakfast we were working hard... [read more]

  • Seeing Behind the Wall

    May 15, 2014 - from Blogs » Communications in Kenya

    “To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” – Secret Life of Walter Mitty This quote... [read more]

  • Peru and Kenya: Parallel Worlds, Worlds Apart

    May 10, 2014 - from Blogs » Communications in Kenya

    I have now been out of the United States for about 15 out of the last 18 weeks. And I’ve been a full-time college student the entire time. Amazingly, I haven’t felt like I have been missing... [read more]

  • Growing Up Maasai

    May 10, 2014 - from Blogs » Communications in Kenya

    It’s been a few days since our last update. This was not from a lack of attention on our part but merely the lack of internet. For the last few days we traveled north of Nairobi to a town called Ngong... [read more]

  • Seeing the World Through a Viewfinder

    May 5, 2014 - from Blogs » Communications in Kenya

    Today was our 2nd production day on location of the communities we are visiting. After a full weekend of more “tourist” type activities everyone in the class was anxious to get back to the... [read more]