Back to School: Universidad Catolica del Peru

During my stay in Lima I have been lucky enough to receive an invite to attend some Art History classes from the Peruvian Catholic University (PUCP- Universidad Catolica del Peru). The university is considered a leader in arts and humanities here in Peru, and the arts department produces world class masters and doctoral graduates. As I am variously in contact with the University anyway due to my anthropological investigations, I was chuffed when they kindly offered for me to attend some seminars of my choice as an alumna libre. Read more..

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Lima Is Not To Be Ignored!

Arriving to Jorge Chavez airport always feels a bit like coming home to me. I’ve been returning to Peru almost every year since I was 18, and what started as a general interest has now developed into an academic career in anthropology with a research focus on the Peruvian people. Essentially, that’s a lot of time spent reading books about Peru! So sentimentally, and practically due to the amount of time I’ve spent here compared to other foreign destinations, Peru sort of is a second home to me. However, Lima has always eluded me. Read more..

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The 2015 Karikuy Volunteer Program

I am proud to announce that after a four year break our popular volunteer program begins anew this March. In those four years Karikuy as a company has grown exponentially, due to this we have had the luck of being able to invest in the renovation of our Karikuy house which is now in the final phase of construction of the first 2 floors.

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Win A Free Trip Around the World

Hi everyone, our friends over a Go Overseas are giving away a free trip around the world! Contest ends November 1st so drop what you are doing and take 5 minutes to enter this contest. All you have to do is submit a review of a teach abroad, study abroad, intern abroad or volunteer program. Can’t think of one? Then how about saying some good things about our Karikuy Volunteer Program in Lima. [Continue reading…]

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Karikuy 2011: A Sneak Peek

For the past four years the months’ of February and March have always been the most constructive time for the Karikuy Organization. A time where I find myself in front of a computer for hours either updating the website, running our annual contest, conducting volunteer interviews or working on the day to day administration of the organization. These two months are generally slower for Karikuy Tours Peru as the travel season in the country begins to gain momentum in April and peak in August. February and March give me ample time to put my thinking cap on and really work on the organization and our future projects as a whole. For that reason I want to share our progress with those of you keeping up to date with Karikuy and the work being done on our programs and website. [Continue reading…]

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