Fall 2012

November 6, 2012

Service in San Ramon

San Ramon, gateway to Peru’s central rain forest, is home to 30,000 people.  Life at 770 meters (about 2500 feet) above sea level is calm and relaxed;…

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November 4, 2012

Service in Oxapampa

Oxapampa is a charming city of 10,000 inhabitants located in the lush green foothills of the Andes, some 1,800 meters (5,905 feet) above sea level.  Settled in…

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November 2, 2012


Students are serving in schools, churches, clinics, farms and non-governmental organizations in three regions:  the southern Andes (Cusco, San Jeronimo, Huacarpay and Lucre), the Ayacucho area (Huamanga…

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November 1, 2012

Machu Picchu

What is this amazing place, perched high above the Urubamba River on a granite mountain?  Who built it?  And why?  Hiram Bingham, often credited with discovering Machu…

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October 30, 2012

The Incas

The Inca Empire thrived in the tallest mountains in the western hemisphere over 500 years ago.  How did they feed, clothe and provide housing for 12 million…

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October 27, 2012

Several million people travel to Cusco each year for a chance to visit Machu Picchu.  Indeed, we are among them.   But before joining the throngs of…

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October 26, 2012

We began our adventure in the Andes, tallest mountains in the Western Hemisphere, with an afternoon tour of Sacsayhuaman.  This epic archaeological site is perched above the…

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October 23, 2012

Last Days in Lima

The students finished their time in Lima, Peru’s bustling capital, with exams, language practice, a visit to a fortress, a tour of downtown and a workshop on…

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October 17, 2012

Children living on the margins of society are especially vulnerable.  Several speakers — the director of a school for the deaf, a gifted musician and a public-sector…

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October 7, 2012

CEBE María Auxiliadora (Mary our Helper Center for Basic Special Education) is a public school located in a middle class neighborhood in Lima’s San Borja district.  Disabled…

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