A Place Where the Incas Yield to the Moche

Celia with students, outside the Larco Museum, waiting for our tour.

In anticipation of our visit to Caral, an archaeological site that represents the oldest city in the Americas, dating to about 2600 B.C., we visited a museum that uses pottery and other artifacts to tell the history of several leading cultures of Peru over more than 5,000 years. The Larco Museum, which is privately owned, … Keep reading »

Getting Oriented: Day One in Lima

Ammon offers Maria a blessing during one of our get-acquainted games.

Given their late arrival on Wednesday, well past midnight, students appreciated having the orientation start pushed back by an hour to 10 a.m. on Thursday, their first full day in Lima. We began with a brisk walk from the hostel, Albergue Miraflores House, to Casa Goshen, a fourth-floor, walk-up apartment in the San Isidro section … Keep reading »

Lima Families Offer a Warm Welcome

Joanna with her host mother, Rosario.

Goshen students met their host families on Friday after a summer day spent touring downtown Lima. With schools closed for vacation and traffic lighter than normal, we made especially good time on the return trip. So good, in fact, that we stopped for ice cream  (the flavors chosen included sauco (a cross between blueberry and … Keep reading »

Peruvian (Summer) SST Is Under Way

SST Arrival Photo

After an extended day of travel, nine students arrived in Lima shortly after midnight, having traded fierce cold in Goshen for a very different season. The trip began around 3 a.m. on Wednesday with a ride to Chicago (the temperature in Goshen at the time was around 10 degrees). The connecting flight in Newark was … Keep reading »