Spring 2013

January 26, 2013

So Much to Learn

Each student came to South America with some understanding of Spanish.  They studied it in high school or college and some even grew up speaking Spanish in…

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January 22, 2013


The Inca culture constructed palaces, fortresses and temples that were built to last.  Made from massive stones that were tightly fit together, these structures are impressive in…

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January 19, 2013

This is the rainy season in the Andes.  But the rain that fell this week is nothing compared to the torrent that lasted four days back in…

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January 17, 2013

Our first week of lectures and workshops began with a diverse set of presenters.  Jerrell, who teaches economics when not helping Jane lead the Peru Study Service…

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January 15, 2013

Orientation — Part 2

The Andes are spectacular.  With peaks reaching over 20,000 feet and valleys made green by the recent rains, the tallest mountains in the western hemisphere provide a…

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January 13, 2013

Orientation — Part 1

Our introduction to life in Peru began in the nation’s capital, Lima.  The students awoke to a warm, sunny day and took a walk through the districts…

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January 10, 2013


All is well.  Nineteen tired but eager students emerged from immigration and customs with all their luggage in tow and smiles on their faces.  After a quick…

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January 5, 2013

Change is everywhere.  From the KFC’s and Starbucks that are replacing traditional eateries here in Lima to the appearance of hundreds of off-highway vehicles for this weekend’s…

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