¡Hola, hijo!

We’ve had a busy few days! We’ll be posting more updates and many photos soon, but here are pictures of the SSTers and some of their Lima host family members. They met for the first time Friday evening, just after we wrapped up our orientation. The greetings included hugs, smiles, and luggage help. We snapped quick photos before each student left to settle into his or her home for the next six weeks.

Mother’s Day—Día de la Madre—is serious business in Peru, and families celebrate the day with gusto. We wish all moms—including those who are hosting SSTers and especially those whose sons and daughters are far from home this weekend—a feliz día (happy day). Thank you for all you do!