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Living in Ayacucho

July 18, 2017

Global Service Scholar: Alexis Lewis Country: Peru Every day starts with my alarm at 7 a.m. As my roommate and I are getting ready, we listen for the bell that Ruth rings to signal that breakfast is ready. Ruth is a friend of our host family who cooks every meal for […]

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A day working behind bars

July 18, 2017

Global Service Scholar: Valerie Nguyen Country: Peru It’s 5 a.m. and I’ve just woken up to turn on the boiler for the shower – otherwise I’d only have cold water. I go back to sleep for an hour before getting up again to shower. Then, it’s time to return to […]

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Night and Day

July 18, 2017

Global Service Scholar: Centeera Plummer Country: Ghana Upon arriving in Ghana, I have been most surprised by the extreme levels of poverty. The differences in day-to-day living in Ghana compared to California are like night and day. And the overwhelming feeling I felt initially when I first witnessed this has […]

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Challenges of living like a Ghanaian

July 18, 2017

Global Service Scholar: Erika Pfeiffer Country: Ghana Though I came into Ghana with an open mind and without too many preconceived notions, I definitely underestimated the lack of clean water and availability of certain hygienic items at my site. I was also surprised to see  the large amounts of development […]

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Surmounting obstacles and preconceptions of teaching special needs children in Peru

July 18, 2017

Global Service Scholar: Diane Delgado Country: Peru From the beginning, I tried not to have any preconceived ideas about my service site, and certainly not about Peru or Ayacucho. The one preconceived idea that I did have was that my service job was going to be easy. It was the […]

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My First Reactions in Peru

July 13, 2017

Global Service Scholar: Denise Delgado Country: Peru When I first arrived in Peru, it was late at night and all I could see were the city lights accompanied by the heavy traffic usually produced by large international airports. It was beautiful to see the city lights and bustling people. Yet, […]

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