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Peru Lisbet Christoffersen
Faculty Post

The Right to Decide

by Lisbet Christoffersen, Ph.D.


The Right to Decide: Culture and Crop Diversity in the Andes In times where food production increasingly concentrates in large corporate monopolies, and the ingredients in our processed meals are based on still fewer crops, looking into the field of...
April 9, 2019
Peru
Amazon Studies
Katie Brown
Student Post

SFS Peru: A Reflection

by Katie Brown


As I sit down to write this blog, I reflect upon my journey abroad and all that it has meant to me. The people I’ve met, the friends I’ve made, the places I’ve gone. It all adds up to an...
April 8, 2019
		
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Katelyn Hammel
Student Post

Culture-Conscious Conservation in the Amazon

by Katelyn Hammel


As I tilt my head back and gaze up at the Milky Way stretching over the Yarapa River, I think about everything that I’ve seen today. The morning began with a hike where we followed ocelot tracks and called to...
March 12, 2019
Peru
Amazon Studies
Faculty Post

"Science Jamming" about Collpas on the Sucusari

by Laura Morales, Ph.D.


Why do we and other animals eat earth? More specifically, why do animals in the Western Amazon eat earth from certain places and how does this behavior affect them and the forest? What do people (scientists and locals) know about...
February 26, 2019
		
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Staff Post

10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Peru

by Lora Doughty


Peru: Amazing Amazon   Imagine peering out across the horizon – and all that meets the eye is dense green foliage. You take a deep breath, and the sweet, warm air of the surrounding forest envelops you as the sounds...
January 31, 2019
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Student Post

Final Impressions of Peru

by Sam Slevens


At the beginning of the fall semester, we asked student Sam Slevens about her first impressions of Peru. Now, as the semester comes to a close, she shared her thoughts with us again. The dreaded week has come… our time...
December 6, 2018
		
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"Firsts" in Peru

by Molly Sayles


1. First time experiencing fabulous new fruits. We have been lucky enough to visit local chacras and sometimes the farmers hack into a fruit with a machete and let us try it!   We didn’t eat this little pineapple, but...
November 7, 2018
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Student Post

Bears, Bromeliads, Bosque de Nubes

by Lindsay Finnell


Hey friends and folks! We’ve just returned from two weeks in the Cusco region to the full brunt of tropical heat. Cusco is located in the Sacred Valley of the Peruvian Andes at around 12,000 ft, and we were blessed...
October 26, 2018
		
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Faculty Post

VIDEO: Tracking Andean Bears in Peru

by Mark Bowler, Ph.D.


Earlier this semester, SFS Peru journeyed to Wayqecha Biological Station, on the edge of Manu National Park, to learn about bear conservation. SFS' Dr. Mark Bowler put together a video of the trip - check it out below! Dr. Bowler...
May 7, 2018
		
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Student Post

Cloud Forest Exploration

by Emily Hagerott


We’ve spent the past week of class road tripping through the Andes Mountains near Cusco, stopping periodically for lectures or to visit museums. I’ve particularly enjoyed all of our field excursions this week, but my favorite site was undoubtedly Wayqecha...
March 14, 2018
		
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