Monthly Archives: January 2019

And our Encore piece! – by Bryce

Here are a few final words from our trip leader for the last week – Bryce. Bittersweet – that’s the best way to describe our last day of activities in Colombia.  The activities were not extreme rafting, but instead a … Continue reading

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Final Wrap-up and Reflections

Today we travel home together from this journey in Colombia.   At the end of each international program for the past 11 years we have written “6 word stories” as part of our wrap-up and reflections.  Today we sat in a … Continue reading

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Colombian memories – by Eric

I can’t believe that we are leaving Colombia. There have been so many memories made, new friends, and lots of love expressed. From the Spanish teachers putting so much thought and love into the lessons, to Sulay showing us Comuna … Continue reading

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Only Love

by Emily It feels fitting and timely that Colombia seems to perfectly embody MLK’s quote, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Over and over, I have … Continue reading

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Another Day in Paradise – by Christian

This morning I woke to the sound of parrots calling outside my open window. For anyone wondering what it’s like to be serenaded by tropical parrots, it’s about as musical as screeching brakes. It felt good to sleep in, after … Continue reading

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My Waterfall Experience – by Becky

The guide handed me the harness. At this point, it had already begun, — this once in a life-time experience made by a waterfall and a 70 meter rope. I felt humor inside me when he tightened the harness even … Continue reading

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Comuna 13

by Avery Mural of Medellin  Change your lens. Not the expensive glass one seemingly attached to your fingers, The lens of your priceless eyes. This is a city with quiet gangs and invisible borders. This is a city where coats … Continue reading

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River Reflections

by Bobby & The Gang Jules, our head guide for the journey down the Rio Samana, was a frenchman who had come to Colombia as a professional kayaker seeking first descents down the emerald green water pouring out of the … Continue reading

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Connections in Colombia

by Joe   Going to Santander Colombia felt like it was the best thing ever for me.  Why? Because it meant returning to my old hometown for the first time since I was adopted to a family in the US … Continue reading

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Payback Gone Wrong

by Beka   If you know Bobby Lewis, you know that he can be a bit of a trickster. When a student tries to do the same though… the prank may not end up as well. I have furthered my … Continue reading

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