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Study Abroad South America: The Spirit of the Andes

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The Gift of the Potato

Noah Engel, Participant

We spent this past week in a village called Paru Paru way up in the mountains. Paru Paru is one of multiple communities in its region dedicated to the sacred farming of potatoes. During this experience we were exposed to farming traditions as well......Read More

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Sulpayki Paru Paru!

Kaela Frank, Instructor

Dear family and friends, We spent the past week truly surrounded by the spirit of the Andes in the community of Paru Paru at Parque de la Papa (Potato Park). We spent four nights sleeping under heavy wool blankets in handbuilt adobe homes. We helped......Read More

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Paru Paru

Chandra, Participant

This experience in Paru Paru has been eye and heart opening. to open up a semester abroad with a week of learning from, observing and becoming family with some of the sweetest most generous people i have ever met was amazing. There are so many......Read More

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Paru Paru Magic

Faith Christian, Participant

Paru Paru was so incredibly beautiful. I am so grateful to have gotten to be a part of such an amazing experience. What impacted me the most was getting to stay in Marco and his family’s home with Chandra. He accepted us with open arms and......Read More

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A Hidden Gem

Kendall, Participant

The moment we arrived in Paru Paru I was in total awe of the beauty surrounding me. Our first meal left me speechless as tears fell down my face from the inner joy I was experiencing, each moment followed existed of the same ecstasy. There have been......Read More

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Paru Paru arrival

Zayd (Jime), Participant

September 1, 2019 16:30 Today we have reached the beautiful community of Paru Paru. The altitude is 12,000 feet. This mountain view is incredible. I felt tears behind my eyelids as I looked at the scenic views, but I held back because of my......Read More

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Off to Paru Paru

Luis, Instructor

Hello family and friends!! Greetings from Ollantaytambo where we are wrapping up our group orientation  We’ve had a wonderful time full of learning  laughs, delicious food and getting to know Perú. Today were off to Paru Paru, a very rural......Read More

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Bienvenidos a Peru!

Kaela, Instructor

CSA South America has landed! Chandra, Kendall, Tigger, Noah, Faith, and Naomi are en route with Kaela to Ollantaytambo and Zayd and Luis are close behind. Although tired after overnight travel, spirits are high and everyone is excited to get to......Read More

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Study Abroad South America: The Spirit of the Andes

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Hello

Noah Engel, Participant

Hi my name is Noah I’m from California. I have lived in San Francisco my whole life but I decided to go to the east coast for college. After I finished my first year of college to be honest I was feeing really bored. I felt like I’m in a point......Read More

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Departure Day Tips

Shino, Dragons Admin

Hello intrepid CSA South America students, Your journey is right around the corner and your field staff can’t wait to meet you! Below is a reminder about your day-of travel details. Should you need to reach our staff during travel days (both......Read More

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Our Itinerary

Luis Alvarado, Instructor

Hello Fall CSA South America Students and Families, If you ask any Dragons’ instructor what they love about their  job one of the answers you’ll likely hear is that there is a tremendous amount of freedom in this work. As instructors we’re......Read More

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Study Abroad South America: The Spirit of the Andes

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Technology on Program

Kaela, Instructor

This post is to remind you about Where There Be Dragons’ technology policy on program and to further explain the why behind it. WHAT? Not Permitted: Cell phones If students arrive on program with cell phones they will be held by the......Read More

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Yooo

Faith, Participant

Hey! I’m Faith. I’m 19 years old. I go to Naropa, this is the second semester of my sophomore year. I think I’m technically in the psychology department right now, but I’m switching my major to music now that I have a better idea of what I......Read More