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Study Abroad South America: The Spirit of the Andes

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todos santos

chandra, Participant

The celebration of todos santos began with my host mom bringing my sister and I to the cemetery. The cemetery was at a long procession of festival stand with drinks, so many flowers, cervesas, games for the children, and an overall sense of joy and......Read More

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San Miguel

Chandra, Participant

This festival was beautiful and like nothing I really expected. I could have stayed there, watching everyone and everything pass by for days. I could have stayed on the little white lawn chairs, or on the grey sidewalk and watch people in their......Read More

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Approach

Kendall, Participant

It’s nearly been a week of arriving back in Cusco. Although we have been here exploring the city and researching new topics for our ISP’S, for me at least it hasn’t felt like we were back in the place where we spent the last month and a half.......Read More

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Back in Peru

Kaela Frank, Instructor

Dear friends and family, I am writing to let you know that CSA South America has made it back to Peru safely. We left Tiquipaya at 3 am and had no trouble catching our flights from Cochabamba to La Paz to Cusco. We arrived mid-day and have been......Read More

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Todos Santos

Naomi, Participant

A chorus of pan flutes are playing behind me, with a drum beating so loud that it rattles my bones. The vibration feels like home. In front of me, my family mutters prayers with their heads slightly angled downward. In front of them is a wall with......Read More

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San Miguel!

Naomi, Participant

I had the privilege of dancing in San Miguel this last weekend. We dressed up and walked through many groups of dancers in elaborate costumes and makeup. Eventually, we found our group of dancers and musicians. We danced for about 4 hours with our......Read More

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ReSet

Kendall, Participant

What a week it has been! Last Saturday we were in the Yugas chilling in hammocks, exploring the town of Coroico and doing mid-course activities. For those of you who do not know much about Bolivia this country is B-E-A-UTIFUL. As we left La Paz on......Read More

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Update on Bolivia

Cara, Dragons Admin

Dear Friends and Families, We are writing to give you an update related to Bolivia. As you may be aware, last Sunday presidential elections were held in which Evo Morales was running for a controversial 4th term. Final votes were counted earlier......Read More

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Travel to Cochabamba

Luis, Instructor

Hello all, This is a message to let everyone know that this evening we will be traveling by bus to the city of Cochabamba where tomorrow students will enter into their second long homestay. We are excited to make this transition and for students to......Read More

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Moving on to Bolivia

Luis, Participant

Hello friends and family, This is a quick note to let you know that our group is transitioning tonight from Peru to Bolivia. Our time here in Peru has been wonderful and it’s bittersweet to leave the place we’ve called home for almost......Read More

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My Chocolate Lady

Naomi, Participant

When I first came to Urubamba, I was on a mission to find one thing: Chocolate. I have allergies to gluten and dairy, so finding sweets that I can eat is usually a struggle for me. One challenge for me here is not being able to eat sweets and......Read More