Archive for 'Peru'
I'm not going to lie, fellow ICS bloggers, I've been getting a tiny bit jealous reading about all the different cultural experiences you have been exposed to - Villa El Salvador is so different to the UK in many ways but, essentially, it is a growing urban settlement where day-to-day life is not always so [...]
As I've already mentioned in previous blog posts, community participation plays an important role in daily life here in Peru, but today was the first day that I really felt part of it. We were invited to a celebration for Maria Elena Moyano. Whilst that name probably doesn't mean anything to most of the people [...]
Young people complaining about adults. Could be anywhere in the world. Could even be the UK. But in this case, it is Peru. Over the past few weeks, I have been lucky enough to attend several meetings, forums and community events addressing youth issues in Peru and one of the problems which is brought up [...]
"Do they drink anything apart from tea in England?" That was just one of the questions our students had for us in our first week of teaching at a youth centre in Villa El Salvador, Peru. Although I couldn't entirely deny our love of tea, the children were surprised to find out that, just like [...]
We arrived in Peru after a 3am start and over 16 hours of travelling; tired, but ready to begin our ICS journey. We have now just finished ten days of orientation where we have been staying at a retreat for priests and volunteers in the capital, Lima, before moving to start our placements in Villa [...]
My ICS journey began after several months of hunting for things to do during my year abroad. As a student of Spanish and History at the University of Edinburgh, I was required to spend my third year in a Spanish-speaking country. I knew that I didn't really want to spend my entire year at another [...]