Spring 2013

March 19, 2013


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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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