Category Archives: Peru

La Cocina Peruana: Arequipa

Our resident food critic and Honors Passport: Peru student Dennis Mitchell walks us through the tastes of Peru in a two-part series, ending in Arequipa. Within our first two hours in Arequipa, I realized that it was everything Lima was not. Whereas Lima was big, hot, … Continue reading

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Hiking the Inca Bridge

Hiking along this narrow path, free of tourist bustle, Honors Passport explorer Rachel Lindsey experiences her transformative moment at Machu Picchu. I had the remarkable opportunity to visit Machu Picchu along with the rest of the Honors Passport group. Most of … Continue reading

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Final Rays of a Child of the Sun

Fortified by corn beer and a last meal of vegetables, a young Incan girl of noble family made the dizzying climb up Mount Ampato, where priests sacrificed her to Apu, the mountain god. Her body was recovered in 1995, preserved … Continue reading

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Taking the Peruvian Polar Plunge

After their visit to Taquile Island, Honors Passport student Dani Carson was one of five ladies brave enough to jump into the frigid waters of Lake Titicaca, and she says she’d do it again. Read about Dani’s experience, and follow to the bottom … Continue reading

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My Peruvian Prosperity

  After an enlightening conversation with the girlfriend of their tour guide, honors pre-med student Anthony Azzun‘s eyes opened to the rich history of religious art in La Catedral del Cuzco. Anthony was one of 16 honors students to take part in Honors Passport: Peru, a new study-at-home-and-abroad experience … Continue reading

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Presenting Abroad: Coursework Behind the Vacation

         After researching in Fayetteville, all of the students participating in Honors Passport: Peru gave a presentation at their site of interest. Honors College Fellow and English major Dylan DeLay reports on the awe of experiencing the meticulous stonework of Ollantaytambo in person. … Continue reading

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La Cocina Peruana: Lima

Our resident food critic and Honors Passport: Peru student Dennis Mitchell walks us through the tastes of Peru in a multi-part series beginning in Lima. During my time in Peru, I have received a certain reputation. A reputation as someone who will … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Our Smiles Fool You

With bright textiles and chicha morada in abundance, the Honors Passport: Peru intersession course was a whirlwind of cultural riches. Don’t think that means that it was lacking in rigor. Dr. Laurence Hare, who led the course along with Dr. Shawn … Continue reading

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A New Take on Tourism

Honors psychology/pre-med major Katie Gerth researched and presented on tourism’s impact on Peru, and learned some unexpected lessons on that subject while visiting the islands of Taquile and  AmantanĂ­.  As our Honors Passport trip to Peru comes to a close, … Continue reading

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Window Seat on a Night Flight

  On her way to Peru, honors biology major Kaitlyn Akel looks out the airplane window and finds unexpected visions in the city lights stretching out below. Kaitlyn is one of 16 honors students taking part in Honors Passport: Peru, … Continue reading

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