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Crossing the river before summiting 17,500 Pico Austria. Photo by Ella Williams (2016 Fall Semester Photo Contest, 2nd Place), South America Semester.

Hola Amigos!

Hi everyone!

My name is Wes and I’m from Connecticut. I just graduated from high school this past spring and can’t wait for our adventure to start! I’m 18 and have three older sisters. I really enjoy basketball, soccer, hiking, boating, producing music, and spending time with my family and friends. I’ve never been to Bolivia or Peru, so I thought it would be a good idea to experience some of their culture and find myself a good restaurant. I found La Bamba, which is an authentic Peruvian-style restaurant. I really enjoyed my lunch, which consisted of twice baked beans, rice, avocado, cheese, and a fresh tortilla. I spoke with the waitress about my upcoming travels and she sounded nothing but excited, telling me how I am going to have an excellent time. I have 2 homes away from home, one of them being Cape Cod, MA, and the other is Antigua. These places hold a special place in my heart because they are always where my family is together, enjoying each others company, and making memories. We visit Cape Cod every August for two weeks and try to visit Antigua every winter or two.

I’m excited to meet everyone in Miami next week!! (Hopefully next week w/ the hurricane!)

Wes