Summer Enrichment; How to Feed the Minds, Bodies and Hearts of Children and Their Families

The end of the academic year can be a time of mixed emotions for those in the public education system.  Social construct would have us believe that everyone is eagerly waiting for that last bell to ring with visions of summer vacations and adventures.  The reality for many, however, is the increase of stress and […]
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Studying abroad while studying abroad

Looking back on my time in Peru I can say that the experience was life changing; from the amazing people I met, to falling in love with a different culture. Cusco, Peru is the capital of the Cusco Region as well as the Cusco Province right at the base of the Andes mountains that hosts […]
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Comedores Populares are the tasty and vital “soup kitchens” of Peru

Comedores Populares are the tasty and vital “soup kitchens” of Peru. Serving over 50 community members a week including men, women, and children, the women of the comedores are working to prevent malnourishment in their communities What? We were very excited and eager to begin our third service project at the comedor in San Martin […]
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Finding Privilege from a Non-Privileged Background

When I travel to foreign countries, I always like to make an effort to fit into a given society and culture. Since my trip to Cusco, Peru in the beginning of June was my first experience in the continent of South America (and my first time in any Spanish-speaking country for that matter) so I […]
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Students observe a world wonder and the effects of tourism in Peru

On our way to Machu Picchu Wow it’s been two weeks now that we have been taking classes and volunteering in Cusco. Time flies by and we are already past our last weekend here in Peru. One tourist attraction that we all really hoped to see before the trip was Machu Picchu. This past weekend […]
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Students connect with SUNY alum in Peru and explore more service-learning abroad

What?  In our first week in Cusco, Peru, we collaborated with a community organization called AbrePuertas (in English, AbrePuertas literally translates to Open Doors). The organization is located in Coya District, which is about an hour drive from where we live in the metropolis of Cusco. During our service event at AbrePuertas, we learned that […]
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Research aims to improve care to prevent the mistreatment of older adults

A professor’s research within the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) is helping to advance a better understanding about best practices to address the abuse of older persons. In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, Social Work Department chair and associate professor Victoria M. Rizzo said elder abuse and neglect […]
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Binghamton students acclimate to Peruvian customs and culture

Hola amigos! What: As we embark on our journey to Peru, we had to endure a long night of travel Saturdayinto Sunday. We were apprehensive about sleeping on the plane because we wanted to feel as best as possible on our first day in Peru. We were really nervous about going through customs and immigration, but in […]
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Students, faculty embark on study abroad trip to Peru

The What: We are about to embark on the fourth year that the Peru Service Learning and Spanish Immersion Program will run from Binghamton University. The study-abroad, service-learning component is titled Sustainability in an Era of Globalization: History, Culture, and Literature of the Andes. This course provides an opportunity for students of diverse backgrounds and […]
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Human development alumnus plans to pursue broadcast career in California

Eric Russell was accepted into his dream graduate school, but said he couldn’t have done so without what he learned at the College of Community and Public Affairs (CCPA) and the home he made at Binghamton University. Russell — who will pursue a master’s at the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School for Communication […]
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