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Study Abroad | July 23, 2018

Cuzco and The Umbasbamba Welcoming-Week 2

Amanda Goodman

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 hands, and dance about their main plaza to music and song.

I was amazed at how they welcomed us like family. It didn’t matter that we were from different countries and spoke different languages. Smiling, dancing, and small exchanges of Spanish were enough to create multicultural bonds.

The mud stoves we constructed created another domain of compassion and vulnerability, as the Umbasbama people willingly let us enter their homes for service work.