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A young arriero leads a mule across fresh snow in the Peruvian Andes. Photo by Benjamin Swift (2016 Fall Semester Photo Contest Finalist), South America Semester.


Hi, my name is Matt Barranco and I’m from Princeton, New Jersey. I am a terrible procrastinator, like this post I get things done right under the wire. I’m an avid explorer, I just returned home from a month long mostly solo cross country trip which included backcountry hiking stops in South Dakota and Colorado as well as some freezing cold climbing on Devils Tower in Wyoming. I love helping people and learning about foreign cultures. I come from a very diverse town and growing up here has given me a great appreciation on for new things, new people, and new ideas.  I can’t to meet all of you and just have a blast. see you soon.