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April 2010 Blog Posts (4)

IFSA-Butler student recounts Chile Earthquake

Hixon Spangenberg III, of Sandyston, a 2008 graduate of Kittatinny Regional High School, and currently a sophomore at the University of Vermont, left Feb. 21 to study abroad for five months at the Universidad Adolfo Ibanez in Santiago, Chile.

The study abroad program was made possible through the Institute for Study Abroad — Butler…

Added by Art on April 29, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

5 Days in Cuzco and Machu Picchu—the Trip of a Lifetime!

By Laura Balbuena, IFSA-Butler resident director in Peru

One of the highlights of IFSA-Butler’s program in Peru is the once-in-a-lifetime trip to Cuzco and Machu Picchu. IFSA-Butler Peru Resident Director Laura Balbuena chronicles the spring 2010 trip below.

I’ve done 5 trips with IFSA-Butler students, but this semester I decided to change the trip by adding one more day. Now it is… Continue

Added by Art on April 27, 2010 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Swimming with Sea Lions!!!! (Peru Program)

Today we went on a private yacht to the Palomino Island ready to swim with sea lions.

It is a one in a life time experience to be able to interact in the open sea with these animals. They love when people visit them, so they can show their tricks to the visitors.

The adult sea lions (male and female) did not come to play and swim with us, but the young ones did. It… Continue

Added by Laura Balbuena on April 10, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

At the Sanctuary of Pachacamac (Peru Programs)

As part of the activities we have during the semester we visit the sanctuary of Pachacamac. Pachacamac was the most important god of the coast of Peru. Pilgrims visited its statue bringing it gifts from all over the Andes, even from the Amazon rain forest centuries before the Incas reigned over the territories until the Spaniards conquered the Tawantinsuyo.

Located on the coast, the…


Added by Laura Balbuena on April 5, 2010 at 10:59pm — No Comments

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