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La Paz and Santiago de Okoa: Looking Back, and...

Lauren Maxwell, Participant

La Paz and Santiago de Okola Mrs Maxwell: Hello all! Sending an update on our journey over the past few days. On Sunday our 8 hr bus ride turned into an 18 hr bus ride. At first being stuck in ice and snow on a pass in the middle of the Andes was......Read More

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HIES flight cancelation and new return itinerary

Luis Alvarado, Participant

Dear Global Families, We received some rough news at the airport this morning: due to inclement weather, our return flight, AA 922, was unable to land and was rerouted ahead of us to Santa Cruz. It was not possible for us to get to Santa Cruz in......Read More

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Tiquipaya Homestay: Student Voices

Erik Vincent, Participant

Tiquipaya Homestay – Student Voices Greg Hays: To say the least, living with our host families has been a life changing experience. I have spent time in South America before, and have seen the way people live, but never have experienced it. On......Read More

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Itzá and Luis, Instructor

Hello Families, Here are some photos of our students engaged in Independent Study activities which included cooking, weaving and music lesson. Students are doing great, and we’re excited to immersed in Tiquipaya.  ...Read More

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Trekking: from Sucre to Maragua and Back

Erik Vincent, Instructor

There is an interesting thing that happens when you take time to slow down, to walk instead of run, to take in the landscape—the trees, the brush, the birds, the colors—at a more leisurely pace and in sharper detail than the technicolor blur......Read More

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Successful Trek! Travel Day to Tiquipaya

Simon, Dragons Admin

Hello HIES Families, The crew completed a successful trek and is spending their final night in Sucre. Tomorrow they’ll drive up to Tiquipaya, Dragons program base outside the city of Cochabamba. Here is a photo from tonight’s dinner.......Read More

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Lessons Learned and an Adventure

Yolanda Wright-Udoh, Participant

Greetings All, The updates and the pics are awesome!  It sounds like you all are having the time of your lives. Seems like Nubia had a few of her own personal lessons and triumphs to have before joining your adventure. I am so relieved that she was......Read More

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Photos!

Erik Vincent, Participant

Here are a few shots from our new life in Bolivia....Read More

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Touring Sucre, and a Team Made Whole

Erik Vincent, Participant

Hola y’all! It’s Patton, Lucy and “Mr. Cox the Mailbox” here on behalf of the cohort! First and foremost, NUBIA HAS ARRIVED! Five flights and a cardboard box later, she is here with smiles and lots of stories. This morning we had empanadas......Read More

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More pictures please :-)

Varner-Cox Family, Participant

We loved hearing about the scavenger hunt and that you made it safely as well! We miss you and would love to see more pictures if possible. So glad y’all are having fun. Good luck on your trek tomorrow! Varner-Cox Family  ...Read More

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Semaipata to Sucre – The First Days

Erik Vincent, Instructor

Hello families, We’ve had an adventurous first few days in Bolivia, here are some highlights. First, when we arrived one of the students realized she had lost her passport somewhere between Miami and Bolivia. Unfortunately she was not able to......Read More

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Bridget Diaz, Participant

Love hearing about the scavenger hunt! Hope you all are having a blast!  We love you! ❤...Read More

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GROUP a SCAVENGER HUNT

Sarah Scothorn, Participant

Hola! Pete is playing Fortnite and we are all hungry! We are on a scavenger hunt and we are having a great time. -Pete, Grant, Caroline, Ansley, Sarah and Mrs. Maxwell...Read More

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Scavenging

Group Vincent: Patton, Andie, LE, Mr. Cox, Lucy and Liam., Participant

Yo what up!?  It took us about an hour to find this computer, so you should appreciate this yak! It is a chilly and rainy day in Samaipata and we´re carrying 30 pieces of bread. We have had an uber fun time so far! We have not pet any cats or dogs......Read More

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Scavenger hunt

Greg Hays, Participant

Hola, We are on a scavenger hunt, and this is one of our quests! PS: We all say hi to our families! (Greg, Jaylee, Leigh, Drew, Eliza, and Cat) Also Leigh misses her heater box 🙁...Read More