Getting oriented to Peru SST

Emma, Derek, Stefan and Sierra help themselves to breakfast at Casa Goshen.

The Peru Study-Service Term group spent their first night in the Cirque Hostel, just a few blocks from Casa Goshen in the San Isidro district of Lima. Luckily the hostel did not live up to its name and was quiet and peaceful. The students reported getting a good night’s sleep and were ready to go … Keep reading »

For the Moms

Happy Mother's Day!

Mother’s Day in Peru is a big family day; “like Christmas,” according to our Lima friends. Today stores were closed and the parks and restaurants were full of people. You could see families out for a stroll, dads barbecuing on patios and kids running around. The Peru SSTers spent the day with their host families, … Keep reading »

Meeting the host families

The nervous moments before the host families arrive.

Goshen students met their Lima host families on May 2 after a full day of orientation, an enjoyable tour of downtown and two nights in the Cirque Hostel. The students prepared for the important meetings by reviewing information about their families, including the locations of their homes, and studying (and practicing) Peruvian greetings and farewells. … Keep reading »

The adventure begins: A safe arrival in Peru

Miranda, Leah, Timothy, Matt and other students emerge from customs at the Lima airport.

Goshen College students have arrived in Peru – tired, excited and still smiling. United Airlines Flight 1095 arrived just two minutes late from Newark, N.J. Their 169-passenger Boeing 757-200 jet touched down at Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima at 9:07 p.m. Wednesday night (April 30). The 18 students moved through customs and immigration in … Keep reading »

On their way to Peru: Students depart Goshen

Students, family and friends gather in the Union building for the send-off of students to Peru and Nicaragua.

While much of Peru (and Goshen slept), the 18 students comprising the Goshen College Peru Study-Service Term unit for Spring 2014 said goodbye to family members and friends and began their journey to Lima, Peru on Wednesday, April 30. There were smiles of excitement but also tears as a crowd gathered in the Union building … Keep reading »