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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.

Re: QUESTIONS FOR S AMERICA TRIP FROM PARENT

Hola Moira,

Let’s dive into those questions.

  1. Spending money: In the first couple of weeks of our program we will have regular access to ATMs so the students do not need to travel with a lot of cash. $200-300 would be more than enough.
  2. Its fine if students don’t have International Student ID cards. The only form of identification that is required is their passport. With school IDs we can get discounts at cultural sites throughout Bolivia and Peru but they are not required.
  3. The smaller day pack does not have to fit inside the larger one. It’s convenient if it does but if the student feels comfortable carrying them separately that’s fine.
  4. Eoin is more than welcome to bring his electric razor. He can use/charge it all throughout Bolivia and Peru (with the notable exception of when we’re on our treks).

Thanks Moira. In these last few days leading up to our adventure, please don’t hesitate to post questions here on our Yak Board or reach out to your instructor team directly via WhatsApp or email.

We’re excited to see you all soon!

-Dave, Paola and Zack