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It’s not what you see, it’s who you see

Filed in Blog, Peru by on July 12, 2018
by Kelli D.

Even when you’re a world apart
These friends last deep in your heart
I know, it’s sappy to read and say
But I wouldn’t have it any other way
You throw 18 strangers all in the same place
And they build connections that are hard to erase
Our majors are different
Our paths are, too
Who knows if we’ll talk and continue
To expand on these thoughts and experiences shared
But even if we don’t, nothing can compare
To our time abroad

Portrait of student with glasses and long hair grinning.

Marisol, Peruvian, Wonder Woman? Student at the University in Lima who helped all of us with any problems we had.


Two students sitting together on a colorful tiled wall.

Caleb and I would highly recommend that every traveler finds themselves a Caleb. If you find a good Caleb, like we did, then he will bring several card games and jokes for the whole group to enjoy during downtime.


Student and host parent embrace each other infront of a large wall mural.

Federico, Host Dad. This man makes the meanest cuisine you have ever seen.

About the blogger

Kelli D. is studying abroad on the Spanish Language and Andean Society program in Lima and Cusco, Peru.

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