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Hi everyone,

My name is Sam Gold and I am from New York City. I am going to be a senior next fall at the Fieldston School and I am excited to finally finish high school. I have three younger brothers, the youngest being five years old, and a really small dog, that is a miniature pinscher, who I all love hanging out with. At school, I play on the lacrosse team and in the winter I love to ski. This past spring I skied at Whistler Mountain in Canada which was a lot of fun. I love to travel and am excited to be introduced to Peru!

This last summer I did a similar program as Where There Be Dragons called Putney, where we spent a month in Ecuador. I had the m0st enriching experiences on this trip and made friends I still talk to today. Although I was nervous about how long the trip was going to be, the month flew by and I was sad to leave. After that trip, I was certain that I wanted to go to South America again and this Peru trip seemed the perfect fit. I am excited to be immersed in a completely new and unique culture where I can be exposed to the lifestyle Peru has to offer. I hope to simultaneously improve the Spanish skills that I have practiced in school and have fun in a foreign country with other people. See everyone soon!

In the picture is my baby brother, Chase, who is also my favorite brother.