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Our first week in Tiquipaya !

Erick, Instructor

Hello from Tiquipaya Community in Cochabamba ¡ We have already spent our first out of 3 weeks here in Tiquipaya and everything is starting to be more and more exciting while our days pass here. We have meet a lot of interesting people who are......Read More

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Tiquipaya ISPs

Zack, Instructor

The transition into adulthood comes with a lot more responsibility, obligations and work. It also however brings a lot of freedoms. One of those freedoms is the ownership of your own education. What I mean by that is that possibly for the first time......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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These First Few Days…

Libby Kern, Participant

After just a few days in my new homestay, I have already started to feel more comfortable and at ease. My initial struggles and concerns have minimized; I´m getting used to the composting toilet, my freezing shower actually felt refreshing on a......Read More

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Tiquipaya Homestays

Instructor Team, Instructor

Greetings from Tiquipaya! We’re settling into our 3 week individual homestays here in the beautiful, rural community of Tiquipaya, Bolivia. Monday through Friday the students will be doing small group Spanish lessons in the mornings and in the......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Different Worlds

Becca Bleier and Victor Dubois, Participant

This past week we spent in Nacion Q’eros, members known to be the closest decendents of the Incas, a collection of communities untouched and unknown from most of the outside world. During our time in these magical places and surreal......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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To Reflect on Nación Q´eros

Annabelle Schofield, Participant

Upon reaching the pass in which we started our journey into Nación Q´eros, a flood of emotions hit me with a force comparable to that of the many rivers we crossed during the last six days of trekking. I felt calm and at peace after spending so......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Leaving Peru

Libby, Participant

We have just arrived at Ccatan in Urubamba, the same hostel where we started our journey in Peru. In some ways it feels as though we never left, but when I think back on all the experiences we have had it feels like I have been in Peru for a......Read More

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HASTA LUEGO PERU!

The Instructors, Instructor

After a full and rewarding month in Peru we’re on our way Bolivia. Our first stop in Bolivia will be urban homestays the city of El Alto (just above La Paz). During these 4 days we’ll be seeing El Alto/La Paz through the lenses of Teatro......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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La Nación Q’erros

Charlotte Badot, Participant

Hello Civilization, Or should I say hello to the first world? Q’erros is such a beautiful example of a civilization that has not been infected by the sickness of the first world. In Q’erros, there is no worry about the newest iPhone, the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Exploring nature differently

Asa Ackerly, Participant

At least in the United States, our perspective towards the natual world often comes from an attitude of conquest. For much of our history, awe-inspiring mountains were just an impidiment to human expansion, and beautiful alpine lakes were not......Read More