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ISP Cooking Day 1

Adam Marcelo, Participant

Hey everyone! Today we started our cooking journey of Peruvian cuisine. For the next two weeks from Monday through Thursday we will have two special dishes for everyone at home to cook and enjoy. Today we made Ceviche and Causa. Daniela is writing......Read More

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Cooking Lesson Day 1

Daniela, Participant

Hey all- Today we started our ISP’s and mine is cooking. Today we made Ceviche and Causa. Adam is writing about Ceviche and I’m writing about Causa. I am vegetarian so I’m writing the vegetarian version. You can put anything in as......Read More

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Nuestra Primera Semana en Urubamba

Lxs Instructorxs, Instructor

We have completed the first week of our Urban homestays and already a lot has happened. Some of the highlights include: -Most mornings begin with breakfast with the homestay families followed by three hours of intense language classes. As......Read More

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A pic

Jane, Participant

Here is a very nice pic of Ruby, Sara, and Lydia in la Plaza de Armas in Urubamba. Today we visited a beautiful farm near Calca and learned about sustainable farming practices. There were some baby guinea pigs and chickens and a cute dog that we......Read More

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a few pics

sabrina, Participant

here are a few pictures from our trek! the beauty couldn’t be authentically captured through the lens of a camera, but i hope they can help to paint a bit of a picture of where we are. ps… shoutout to Vincent’s parents!! he’s......Read More

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i am from…

sabrina, Participant

while in orientation, we talked a lot as a group about what it means to be from where we are from. many questions about our identities were asked, but not all of them were answered (yet). while in discussions, it became evident that a frequent......Read More

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Urubama 2.0

Daniela, Participant

Hi everyone! We have been in Urubamab for a few days now. Everyone has just about settled in and are now in Spanish classes. Everywhere we have been so far has been incredibly beautiful and everyone we have met has been super nice. This Monday we......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Urubamba

Henry Raith, Participant

Hola Queridos! We have officially begun homestays here in Urubamba, and everyone is adjusting quite well to the abundance of potatoes and rice in every meal. The families have been more than caring and flexible – adjusting schedules, rooming,......Read More

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Trek #1

sabrina strain, Participant

Hola after quite the trek! the past few days made up the hardest hike/trek that I have ever been on, however one of the most beautiful and most rewarding. it took us three days and 2,000 feet in elevation change to hike from Huaran to Lares as we......Read More

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Back in Urubamba

Andrew, Participant

We are back! After three days of intense trekking in the breath-taking Sacred Valley, we have returned to Urubamba from Lares. Our awesome guide Americo led us to discover the hidden beauty of nature. The trek was an impressive group effort:......Read More

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Email Problems

Instructors, Instructor

Hola loved ones, We just wanted to let all of you know that today students had an opportunity to go online and check in with you back at home but several of them had problems logging into their emails. Tomorrow morning we are leaving for a four-day......Read More

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An Update for My Fam!

Leila, Participant

Hey guys! A few of us are currently typing these updates in an Internet Cafe in Urubamba, Peru. (This keyboard is kind of confusing, so sorry for any wonky punctuation.) It´s been, like, five-ish days since our bus from the airport pulled up to the......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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First Day in Calca

Sabrina, Abby, Henry, Participant

Hola desde Calca! After two days of travel, we finally made it to the hotel with the group.  We are in such a beautiful area of Cusco, and have really been introducing ourselves and acclimating to the altitude. One of the highlights of these first......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Andes (jk, red...

Ruby, Andrew, Lydia, Participant

hOL@ ToDos, We made it! We were glad to have many hours at Miami airport because our dear friend Hamzah thought we were leaving the next day. After a nice sprint through the Bogota airport, we arrived in the bright, oxygen-deprived, dog-filled......Read More

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¡Saludos desde Calca!

Sara, Jane, and Leila (Las Reinas Tres), Participant

¡Hola todos! Hace dos días, llegamos a la Casa de Huaran. This is a beautiful compound owned by a friend of Frank, Tanya. (Tanya employs local peoples and grows her own crops and herbs, so we have definitely enjoyed some delicious foods and great......Read More