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Arrived in Miami

David Haffeman, Instructor

Hello Friends and Family! We have cleared immigration in Miami and students are making their way to their domestic flights. It’s been an incredible journey. Thank you all for your support! Best, Team Bolivia...Read More

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The Journey Home Begins!

Dave Haffeman, Instructor

And we’re off! We’ve just passed through security in the El Alto/La Paz airport. From here we fly to Santa Cruz where we have a short layover before our flight to Miami. Today we spent the morning in La Paz buying last minute souvenirs......Read More

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Stream of Conciousness in the Yungas

Penelope, Participant

I remember walking past a tree and seeing an arm- forever formed at an angle, skin folding, reaching for the sun. Where would we be without the sun, where would we be without the rain? A hole in the ground, a dreamless sleep. Do trees dream? When......Read More

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Departing Bolivia

Drew Katigbak, Participant

As my Bolivia trip is quickly coming to an end, I have a few thoughts on my mind. At first, I originally came to Bolivia to gain more education and knowledge about indigenous groups and their politics. Not only did I learn so much about the......Read More

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Stream of Conciousness in Coroico

Sophie, Participant

I’m sitting on the side of this mountain My left foot in the shade and my right foot in the sun. My left toenail is a lot longer. My chin is in my hand and I feel my fingers pull the skin on my cheek and my lips and my nail polish is green.......Read More

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Boot Soles

Megan Murphy, Participant

I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love, If you want for me again look for me under your boot-soles. You will hardly know who I am or what I mean, but I shall be good health to you nevertheless, and filter your fibre and blood.......Read More

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INTERNATIONAL RETURN GROUP FLIGHT INFORMATION

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Families & Friends, It is hard to believe that almost four weeks have passed since your student embarked on this incredible adventure! It won’t be long until students will be boarding their planes back home. We are sure you are anxiously......Read More

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Body desconolisation – Teatro Trono ( ENG )

natacha, Participant

I am colonised, you are colonised, we are colonised as used to be the America our body is colonised by our head. Our path is determined and our choices are chosen in advance without our consent and even before our birth. We are then machines, used......Read More

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Trek Change!

Jacquelyn Kovarik, Instructor

Hello friends and family at home! Our course is now nearing its final stretch, and we have some news to share: our final trek plans have changed, due to climate concerns. It has been snowing every day since we arrived in El Alto five days ago, and......Read More

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Decolonisation des corps – Teatro Trono

natacha, Participant

Je suis conolisée, tu es conolisé, nous sommes conolisés comme le fut les Ameriques notre corps est conolisés par notre tête. Notre chemin est déterminé et nos choix choisit d´avances sans notre consentemment et des la naissance. Nous sommes......Read More

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The Struggle

Megan Murphy, Participant

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Before I came to Bolivia, I was determined to put my experience in a historical and political context that I could cleanly understand. One of my teachers from school had seen me at his open summer classes and, upon learning I was going to Bolivia,......Read More

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ISP Experience

Sophie, Participant

Yak of the Week

My favorite part of our 10 day Tiquipaya homestay were the 4 afternoons I spent working on my Independent Study Project, graffiti. It transformed my mindset. It may sound a little depressing, but my art is one of the few things I pride myself in and......Read More

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Differences Between Homestays

Drew J Katigbak, Participant

As we proceed to finish our journey through Bolivia, we are facing some differences and similarities between our homestay in Tiquipaya and El Alto. In Tiquipaya, I stayed in a small house with 2 parents, 3 teenagers, and 1 energetic 5 year old.......Read More

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Arriba El Alto

Jacob, Participant

When I awoke on Wednesday morning I was on an overnight bus, and my lips had chapped and split. That was how I knew we had arrived, after a long ascent, to El Alto. After a freezing taxi ride we arrived at the COMPA house (comunidad de productores......Read More

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ISP – Weaving

Grace Levey, Participant

Hi again!  I am now in El Alto with my second home stay family, who is also amazing.  But in this post I want to focus on my independent study project that I completed while staying with my first family in Tiquipaya.  There were many options to......Read More

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Reflection On Tiquipaya Homestay

Penelope, Participant

My family had warmed up to me immensely from the first time I arrived to our last days together. I was always overwhelmed with joy when I would walk into the kitchen and be greeted with a Piñalosa (my nickname). At first Jesse (my homestay sister)......Read More