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Alana Herman, Edson College's Study Abroad Blogger recaps what her first week was like in Peru.
Alana Herman is a nursing major and a third generation Sun Devil. Follow along as she shares her experiences while studying abroad in Peru this summer!
During my time visiting and serving in the village of Umasbamba, I have learned about the importance of weaving. Weaving is extremely important for the village culturally as well as financially.
My day in the clinic was extremely exciting because it was my first clinical experience in a hospital outside of the United States. My favorite part of this day was working in the Obstetrics and Gynecology department.
After hours cruising through the lake and stopping by to visit several islands, we docked on Amantani Island for the night. After eating lunch, relaxing, hiking, and watching the sun set over the lake, we had dinner with the members of our new family
Today with tears in our eyes and love in our hearts, we spent our last morning in the village of Umasbamba.
Today, was the last day of service work and our last full day in the village. Yes, many of us are exhausted, but our hearts are full. We have been able to complete many small projects that will make a significant difference for families.
For four days we lived in the village that we had been visiting for the last couple of weeks. This environment was completely different than what I have been used to.
During our trip, a group of students and I took an excursion to Lake Titicaca. We were able to meet many people and learn about the history of the islands and the techniques used to make them.
The village of Umasbamba is an hour bus ride from the city of Cusco and today we came here for the first time to start our service learning project.
After one flight, two busses, and one train ride we are finally here in Machu Picchu and I must say I am amazed. Upon arrival, we were informed about how ancient Incan people constructed the city with the use of advanced engineering, building, and farming skills.
After a long journey from Machu Picchu, I arrived at my homestay in the city of Cusco. After knocking on the door, my classmate and I were greeted by our new family for the very first time.
Yesterday, we woke up at 4 o'clock in the morning to head to the airport in order to board our short flight from Lima to Cusco. Although I was tired on the plane from waking up early, I was energized by the view of the Andes outside of the window.
It is unbelievable that one week has already passed since I landed in Lima! It was truly amazing visiting the beach, museums, cathedrals, and historical sites in the city.
Today after meeting for class and discussing culture, we visited The Cathedral of Lima.
My first full day in Peru was a perfect start to this trip. After sleeping in our new rooms for the first night, and sleeping off our jet lag we were ready to start our day with a class discussion.
After an 8-hour overnight flight, one movie, a few naps, two meals, and several conversations, we finally made a smooth landing in Lima at 7:45 a.m.
As I departed from Los Angeles International Airport, I immediately felt a variety of emotions. Of course, I was filled with excitement and an eagerness to start the journey that I have been dreaming of since I started college.
Started packing today and I'm so excited to be able to explore healthcare from a global perspective this summer in Peru.
Hi!  My name is Faith Winston and I am a nursing student at the ASU Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.