This blog is for the Peru split session starting June 16, 2019, which includes both the 14-day and the 21-day student groups.
Tuesday July 16, 2019
A message from our leader of the day, Meredith:
After months of preparation, the day finally arrived for everyone to set off to Peru. We all couldn’t wait to experience the great culture of Peru, some of us coming from as far as Asia to participate.
After hours of traveling, we finally arrived in Cusco, Peru. Leaving the city, we traveled through the countryside to the beautiful town of Ollantaytambo, our home for the next 14-21 days.
On the first day, we were already able to begin forming new friendships and bond as we explored the cobblestone streets of Ollantaytambo. After today, I am very excited to see what is to come during Service Through the Lens.
A message from the Service Through the Lens mentors:
Welcome students of GLA’s Service Through the Lens program in Peru! From all of the staff here, we are so excited to share these next few weeks with you and show you the beautiful country of Peru. Sadly, we are still missing several of our participants due to flight complications. Isabella and Acacia, we can’t wait to meet you and we’ll see you super soon! A little bit more about us mentors: we’re Tona, Erin, Sam and Brooke.
All of us have at least year of GLA programming under our belt, and varied backgrounds in adventure education, archeology, language education and social work. We’re here to care and serve as a resource for your kids throughout the program. You can expect an update from us each day, so stay tuned for more stories, photos and shenanigans from our Service Through the Lens program! Thank you for trusting us with your kids; we are going to have so much fun, and we can’t wait to see how our participants grow and learn in the coming weeks of service and adventure!
– Tona, Sam, Erin and Brooke