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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


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

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

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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



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


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