Study Abroad Posts

Volunteering in rural health clinics

Jul 30 2019 - 4:36pm

In Peru, we were able to spend one day each at the clinic in the Sacred Valley. They called this clinic Puesto de Salud Chacan. It serves the nine sectors of the valley and...

Breaking through language barriers

Jul 24 2019 - 11:31am

My experience at the local school for the last service project was probably one of my favorite experiences on this whole trip. The innocent love and affection the children had for us...

A monumental visit to Machu Picchu

Jul 22 2019 - 12:03pm

Getting to visit one of the seven wonders of the world was absolutely a highlight of this trip. Machu Picchu was quite spectacular and seeing a place in-person for the first time...

Connecting with communities through service-learning

Jul 19 2019 - 12:15pm

Service work in another country has emphasized to me that if you go with the mindset that you are saving the people there, then you are actually doing them a disservice. I never...

Touchdown Lima!

Jul 10 2019 - 11:15am

WOW. Some opportunities are found on your own and others find you. I definitely think Peru found me. Since I last...

Meet Brianna Ungaro - 2019 Peru Study Abroad Blogger

Jul 5 2019 - 9:30am

Buenos Dias! My name is Brianna Ungaro. I am a junior at Arizona State University in the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation. I was raised in Houston, Texas by an...

The Health Care Literacy Primer - Week 4

Jul 23 2018 - 11:12am

Alana Herman, CONHI's Study Abroad Blogger shares the final week of her time in Peru and reflects on her experiences.

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Machu Picchu - Week 3

Jul 23 2018 - 11:01am

Alana Herman, CONHI's Study Abroad Blogger recaps the third week of the study abroad program in Peru.

Machu Picchu...

Cuzco and The Umbasbamba Welcoming-Week 2

Jul 23 2018 - 10:57am

Alana Herman, CONHI's Study Abroad Blogger recaps her second week in Peru.

The first thing the villagers did upon our arrival was place flower lays on us, take our...

Lima Exploration and Peru Immersion -Week 1

Jul 23 2018 - 10:45am

Alana Herman, CONHI's Study Abroad Blogger recaps what her first week was like in Peru.

During my first week...

Meet Alana Herman - CONHI 2018 Study Abroad Student Blogger!

Jun 8 2018 - 1:35pm

¿Quien es Alana Herman?

Hola, I am Alana Herman, one of the bubbliest, nerdiest people you will ever meet. I’m a nursing major as well as a third...

Adios Amigos

Aug 16 2017 - 9:46am

Today with tears in our eyes and love in our hearts, we spent our last morning in the village of Umasbamba. Peru has been like a garden to me. We all came here as small seeds, and this environment...

Go Team!

Aug 11 2017 - 9:44am

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...

A Love for the Village

Aug 6 2017 - 9:42am

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. Yes, change is scary and it...

Made With Love

Aug 1 2017 - 9:39am

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....

Prenatal Assessments in Peru

Jul 27 2017 - 9:35am

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...

Amantani Island

Jul 27 2017 - 9:33am

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 Titicaca

Jul 24 2017 - 8:40am

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. On...

Ready, Set, Serve!

Jul 17 2017 - 9:00am

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. We partnered with Kaya Responsible Travel in...

New Familia, New Surroundings

Jul 14 2017 - 8:00am

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....

"Picchu" Means Mountain

Jun 12 2017 - 8:37am

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...

Flying High

Jun 11 2017 - 8:32am

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...

City Living & City Learning

Jun 10 2017 - 8:30am

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. Our class discussions...

La Catedral de Lima

Jun 6 2017 - 8:27am

Today after meeting for class and discussing culture, we visited The Cathedral of Lima. During our tour we were able to learn about the large influence that the church has had on the history of...

What’s on the Menu?

Jun 4 2017 - 8:18am

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...

Bienvenido a Perú

Jun 3 2017 - 8:20am

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. We were greeted at the airport by a sweet woman...

Dare to Depart

Jun 2 2017 - 8:18am

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...

New experiences await!

Jun 1 2017 - 12:59pm

Started packing today and I'm so excited to be able to explore healthcare from a global perspective this summer in Peru.

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Meet Faith Winston - Study Abroad Traveler

Jun 1 2017 - 9:31am

Hi!  My name is Faith Winston and I am a nursing student at the ASU Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

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