Students and leaders squeeze together for a frame-worthy moment!  Photo by trip leader Lina Collado.
July 12, 2015 | High School

We’d finally reached the point of the trip the entire group had been waiting for- a visit to Machu Picchu, the most famous site in all of Peru. Machu Picchu is an old royal estate of the Incan Emperor Pacha Kuti, located in an incredibly unique environment with characteristics of both the mountains and the… Read More

The group alongside some of the magnificent Ollanta ruins.  Photo by trip leader Lina Collado.
July 5, 2015 | High School

Shortly after arriving in Cusco, we hopped on our bus and drove to the town of Ollantaytambo, discovering the true awe of the highland Andes along the way. The striking image below cannot come close to portraying the beauty we witnessed. We paused during our journey to enjoy the striking views and a classic snack… Read More

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Today was our last day in Cusco and Expert Peter Frost presented archaeological research explaining how the Incas cut stones so precisely and then maneuvered these heavy megalithic structures. Inspired by Peter, we then presented our final On Assignment projects to each other. Hearing the Archaeology students read their papers out loud, we were amazed how much we’ve… Read More