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Study Abroad | August 6, 2017

A Love for the Village

Faith Winston

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 can be uncomfortable. However, I am choosing to embrace the experience. Since the moment we landed in Peru, we have had to adjust to new foods, new traditions, new social norms, and a completely different way of living. We have been challenged in class to reflect and notice our own biases and change the way that we think. Nothing about this has been easy, but through everything I believe that through our vulnerability we have become stronger and more understanding individuals. I have fallen in love with the village and am excited to call this my new home for the next four days and the last four days of my time here in Peru.  (originally published June 26, 2017)