Post Tagged with: "Peru"

People and kids just like any other.

People and kids just like any other.

Global Service Scholar: James Santillana Country: Peru Going to Peru I expected to see a lot of poverty, and that witnessing such immense poverty would drastically change my life. Although I did see poverty all around, it was not something that I noticed. Or rather, it did not command my […]

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The Impact Peru had on my life

The Impact Peru had on my life

Global Service Scholar: Denise Delgado Country: Peru When I arrived in Peru, I did not expect to become so immersed in the city’s compassionate citizens, beautiful sites, and colonial history. Peru taught me the true power of mindful thinking and inner strength. I arrived in Peru attempting to run away […]

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Witnessing resilience in the most trying of places

Witnessing resilience in the most trying of places

Global Service Scholar: Diane Delgado Country: Peru My trip to Peru taught me a lot more than what I expected to learn in the single month that I was there. I had one main site – the special education school San Juan de Dios – but there were days when […]

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Live every moment.

Global Service Scholar: Alexis Lewis Country: Peru If three weeks ago you were to ask me what the biggest takeaway from my experience in Peru was going to be, I would have answered, “I’m not sure yet, but I know I will have a better idea when I get to […]

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Un Perú Fuerte

Global Service Scholar: Valerie Nguyen Country: Peru When I came to Peru, I searched for examples of resilience – and I found this and so much more in the month that I have spent here. I found children and adults who chose to rise above and beyond expectations despite their […]

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Choose Happiness, Choose Your Own Adventure

Global Service Scholar: Kimberly Haagenson Country: Peru Before departing for Peru, I spent several weeks fighting an anxiety that threatened to ruin my overall experience. I had a long list of fears as I found myself preparing to travel to an unexplored country, with unfamiliar people, eating unusual food and […]

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Day in and day out at the women’s prison

Day in and day out at the women’s prison

Global Service Scholar: Karla Sanchez Country: Peru A typical day as an intern at the Yanamilla Prison in Ayacucho, Peru consists of waking up around 6 or 7 a.m. to get ready, and then proceeding to eat breakfast around 7:30 or 7:40 a.m. Once done with breakfast, I leave the […]

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Peruvian Living

Peruvian Living

Global Service Scholar: Veronica Zamora Country: Peru I start my day at 7 a.m., I get ready and have breakfast at 7:30 with my new favorite nine people. We are all placed at different sites, so we all head out at different times to start our services. Alexis and I […]

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Crossing the Borders of my Comfort Zone

Global Service Scholar: Kimberly Haagenson Country: Peru I embarked on this journey with a number of preconceived ideas about everything from international travel to personal introspection. Over the course of this trip, many of these notions have been challenged and put to the test of lived experience. One of my […]

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When in Peru, working at “La Cuna”…

When in Peru, working at “La Cuna”…

Global Service Scholar: Allison Anaya Country: Peru I don’t consider myself a person with strong preconceptions. It seems to me that with every word a person says, their personality is revealed like a layers of petals, and I enjoy being surprised by what I learn. Before arriving at the prison in Peru […]

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