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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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Our Day with the Child Laborers of Connotsop

Becca Bleier and Jack Oliver, Participant

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This past weekend in Potosi, we had the priviledge of learning about an amazing organization called Connotsop. The organization works with child and youth laborers that are fighting for their rights as workers. On Saturday we had a talk with Luz,......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Gender and Masculinity

Izzy and Jack, Participant

We first began with Jasmahny and Matt (a pair of instructors that live and work here in Bolivia with Dragons) by introducing our names, where our mothers were born, where their mothers were born and a sound that describes how you were feeling about......Read More

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A Grand Adventure

Isabel Anderson, Participant

In Tiquipaya, consciousness comes to me slowly and confusingly. Many nights, I dream of my family, set against the far off background of America. A few nights ago, I had a dream that my mother owned a stationary store (she does not) and that real......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Homestay in Tiqipaya

Becca Bleier, Participant

My host mother, Dona Maxima is one of the strongest women I have ever met. The first night I became a part of her family, I could tell how amazing she is. With my lack of Spanish the first day walking back to her house was a bit awkward until she......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Manos Sucios

Annabelle Schofield, Participant

On Saturday, with the guidence of our instructor Erick, four others including myself had the pleasure of spending the day planting a small garden. The plot was about one meter wide and four meters long, situated cozily outside the Cochabamba......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Science of Evil

Asa Ackerly, Participant

Several days ago, Zack gave us a presentation on the ¨Science of Evil.¨ We discussed the stages of evil acts and the mental process by which they occur. What constitutes evil? What plays out before, during, and after an evil act, both with the......Read More

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Cascadas en Apote

Charlotte Badot, Participant

Our time in Tiquipaya has allowed us to become more responsible for our excursions, transportation, meals, and budget. This part of the trip is about gaining more authority in our experience, and being in one place has made for a smooth transition.......Read More

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Getting Comfortable

Teresa Tolo, Participant

After 3 weeks of homestays, Spanish lessons and eye-opening talks from a variety of people, our time in the Tiquipaya/Cochabamba area of Bolivia is slowly coming to a close. As all good things must come to and end, its interesting to reflect and......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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The History of a Nation

Chris Jawetz, Participant

When Rafael Puentes started speaking, for a moment — just a moment — it felt like I was back in school, sitting in a lecture. That is, until he mentioned the fact that he had worked with Evo Morales, Bolivia´s current president and a......Read More

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“Una Lucha Para La Vida y Libertad”

Mary Ren Moench, Participant

Yak of the Week

“El feminismo no es una lucha contra los hombres. Es una lucha contra el sistema capitalista, colonial, patriarcal, racista. El feminismo es la lucha por la vida y libertad.” Doña Eleiana began her charla (chat) on Feminism in Bolivia......Read More

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Cultural Friday #1 Done

Mary Ren Moench, Participant

Our first Cultural Friday was an anticipated event. Our Spanish group decided on what Bolivian recipe we wanted to try, and found a recipe for Cuñape´s, a type of cheese bread that is native to Santa Cruz. The small rounds of bread are usually......Read More

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Work Hard, Play Hard

Mary Ren Moench & Isabel Anderson, Participant

One of the most exciting events in our course transpired during our first week in Tiquipaya – Andes and Amazon Group B won a soccer game. I know what you’re thinking – your first? Yes, yes it was the first game out of many soccer......Read More

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Creativity and Politics at Teatro Trono

Annabelle Schofield, Participant

I can safely say Bolivia has welcomed us with open arms. Since arriving here I have felt a deep connection to my own thoughts and feelings, having had alone time in my homestay in El Alto for what feels like the first time since arriving at the......Read More