Thank you Jenn: Volunteer Coordinator and more importantly, Friend

As Jennifer Lazo, Education and Volunteer Coordinator, moves on to new adventures, Adam and Beth (former Volunteer/Media and Communications Assistant and Academic Assistant respectively) tell you all about Jenn and the work she has done over the past two years. Upon hearing Jennifer had decided it was time for her to leave HOOP, it felt … Continue reading Thank you Jenn: Volunteer Coordinator and more importantly, Friend

Las 10 cosas que tienes que hacer para el día de Arequipa

Click here to read the English version 1. Debes salir en la víspera del Día de Arequipa a alguno de los muchos conciertos que se organizan especialmente por esta fecha. Puedes ir a un concierto en Cerro Juli, a uno de los grandes estadios de la ciudad o a uno en las principales plazas de los … Continue reading Las 10 cosas que tienes que hacer para el día de Arequipa

Finding happiness in the Colca Canyon

Haga click aquí para la versión en Español Hi everyone! I’m Claire Naughton, about five weeks into my four-month commitment to HOOP, and a recent graduate of Kenyon College. I hail from a quiet suburb about 45 minutes outside of Chicago and chose to hop on a plane to South America immediately post-grad rather than … Continue reading Finding happiness in the Colca Canyon

Our Social Work Team kick off with new plans and ideas

Haga click aquí para la versión en Español At HOOP we started the year with lots of plans, ideas and energy. A vital part of what we plan to do in Arequipa will come out of our social area and that’s the reason why we talked to our Social Worker Coordinator, Tamara Martínez, to find … Continue reading Our Social Work Team kick off with new plans and ideas

Spanish words that have no English translation

When I was preparing to move to Arequipa with embarrassingly little Spanish last year, I remember reading in a guidebook that most businesses would have someone who spoke English. I can confirm that this is a massive lie; if you’re going to live here, you’d better get stuck into Spanish or consign yourself to a … Continue reading Spanish words that have no English translation