As a self-confessed nervous character, I wasn’t sure if going to a new continent was the right move for me after finishing my masters. I could barely locate Peru on the map, I had never heard of Arequipa, and I was only dimly aware of South America. I couldn’t tell you what impulse had driven … Continue reading From fear to fulfilment : the story of my internship
I’ve become enough of a regular at the tienda nearest my home to have developed a nickname: “the sandia girl.” In fact, not only do I have a nickname, but the ladies at the tienda now go for the juiciest watermelon they have available when I enter the store. Now, what does this have to … Continue reading Building a Life in a new Country
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
Haga click aquí para la versión en Español My thought process during conversation proceeds Sia-style: one, two, three, one, two, three, blink. One, two, three, one, two, three, blink. Smile. Nod. Emanate Mark Zuckerberg by emitting a stalwart squawk laugh to show approval of some witticism. Great. Good job. Solid social interaction there. Obviously, I’m … Continue reading A continent outside the comfort zone
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
Haga click aquí para la versión en Español Two members of Peach, a French NGO, recently visited us to get to know our work and teach the children the importance of reading and knowing other cultures. Their NGO aims to create a link between classes from different countries around the world, to share with people who … Continue reading Connecting the world through education and compassion!