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Venturing Out of Lima

Time April 9th, 2015 in 2015 Spring, College Study Abroad, Peru | No Comments by

Paracas was this crazy adventure that a group of us decided to go on. It was our 2nd weekend out of orientation, our first weekend after classes had “for real” started and – I don’t know – maybe we wanted  to exercise our freedom. Read More »


First Week *check!*

Time March 11th, 2015 in 2015 Spring, College Study Abroad, Peru | No Comments by

Hola todos! Ok so I’ve officially been in Lima for a week. This post is going to be one part list of cultural differences and one part raving about how much I love Lima. [Disclaimer: I am not good at math so the division may be off. It is likely that each part of this blog will not be exactly the same length]

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Estoy en Lima!!!

Time March 4th, 2015 in 2015 Spring, College Study Abroad, Peru | No Comments by

Hola todos!!! (Hello all!!!) I apologize for the delay in writing, the past few months have been uber stressful as I attempt to pack and get ready to live in Lima. Wellll lucky for me that day is finally here! Last night, March 2, I spent my first night in Lima. We stayed in  The Place Hostal in Miraflores. Today, March 3, orientation began. I met with all of my fellow IFSA-Butler students and several of the patas or buddies. The patas are students of PUCP (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Peru) that help the IFSA students transfer into la vida limena (the Lima life). They provide a student perspective on all things Lima and have begun helping us learn the city. Read More »


Anticipation Post #1

Time December 23rd, 2014 in 2015 Spring, College Study Abroad, Peru | No Comments by

Hello Readers!

First, I’ll let you in on a little about myself. Then you can read about the purpose of this blog and finally, there will be an actual Lima specific update. I promise :)

First, about me. My name is Taylor and I am from a small town in Illinois. My home university is McKendree University, also in a small town. I love to read, hang out with my friends/family/dogs, and spend time on social networking sites (you can find me on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat… pretty much anywhere except Twitter. I don’t take Twitter seriously).

A couple fun facts about me: I know how to drive a stick shift (or manual) vehicle and actually prefer it that way, something about feeling the car really respond to you and not some unseen force. My family also fosters puppies for the local animal shelter. Basically that means that we take in puppies that the shelter doesn’t have room for and teach them how to be respectable dogs and find their homes. To date, we have fostered and found homes for almost 30 puppies, which is pretty cool. I still see some of them from time to time and it warms my heart knowing that they are where they truly belong because of us.

About this blog:

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