Category: Peru

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Till next time, Costa Rica

I have to say, Costa Rica felt so much like home that I forgot I left Florida. Our homestay parents treated us like we were their own, and our departure was rather emotional. The bus which transported our professors and our classmates was waiting out in the street for us as my roommate and I ...

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Purposeful Perceptions

Hello everyone! My name is Deandra and I am currently a fourth year Biomedical Science major at the University of South Florida. This past summer, I had the distinct pleasure of studying abroad in Peru. I spent approximately 2 weeks in Peru and had the most wonderful experience there, learning about about Peruvian people and culture. ...

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Back in the States…

Well, I got back to the US last Friday, and while I feel sad about leaving Peru, I know I'll be back next year, hopefully for a much longer period of time.  In the meantime, here are a few small US luxuries I'm happy to have again: 1) water fountains/free water, 2) being able to ...

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Machu Picchu

First off, this site is truly incredible! It will absolutely leave you awe inspired. I am going to briefly describe how I made the trip to Machu Picchu and then I will offer some tips for those of you who in the future would also like to pay the site a visit. Getting to Cuzco ...

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Fiestas Patrias

There are three days that make up the Fiestas Patrias in Peru, they are July 24th, July 28th, and July 29th. Yesterday, July 28th, marked the commemoration of Peru's independence. Walking around Carhuaz, there are so many Peruvian flags on display and people have school and work off for the celebrations. Two other students and ...