My Favorite Memory: THROWING THE KIDS A CHRISTMAS PARTY. SEEING THE LOOK ON THEIR FACES WAS HEARTWARMING AND NOTHING LESS THAN AMAZING.
I was surprised that…. DOGS ARE EVERYWHERE!! I HAD NO IDEA THAT DOGS ROAMED THE STREET LIKE HUMANS!!
The most difficult thing I experienced was…. (OTHER THAN MY KNEE AND HOMESICKNESS) SEEING THE KIDS IN NEUROLOGICAL CENTER. IT WAS HEARTBREAKING.
My best received lesson… I WAS IN CUSCO OVER THE HOLIDAYS SO IT REALLY OPENED MY EYES TO THE GIVING AND NOT RECEIVING OF CHRISTMAS.
Tip for future volunteers… (Clothing, travel, personal items, donations, sightseeing etc)
PACK FOR ALL TYPES OF WEATHER. I WOULD RECOMMEND BUYING WHATEVER IS NEEDED INSTEAD OF GIVING MONEY. SIGHTSEEING IS A MUST!!! M.P. IS AMAZING!!
Personal Paragraph (Testimonial) OVERALL IT WAS AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE. ALTHOUGH, I HAD A HORRIBLE FIRST WEEK. I TORE MY MENISCUS MY SECOND DAY IN CUSCO AND HAD TO GET AN MRI. ABROADERVIEW AND MY HOST MOTHER WAS VERY HELPFUL AND VERY CONCERNED. I WAS ON CRUTCHES FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS BUT DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE BECAUSE I WAS THERE TO GIVE MY TIME TO PEOPLE WHO NEEDED IT. THEY HANDLED THE SITUATION ABOVE AND BEYOND MY EXPECTATIONS AND TOOK ME TO THE BEST HOSPITAL AVAILABLE. I WORKED IN THE DENTAL CLINIC AND ASSISTED THE DENTIST IN PUTTING ON BRACES AND BANDS! IT WAS AMAZING! I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND ABROADERVIEW. KNOWING THAT IF ANYTHING GOES UNEXPECTED, ABROADERVIEW IS THERE FOR YOU AT ANY TIME!
Are you willing to speak to other potential ABV volunteers? YES
Brooke Volunteer Abroad in Cusco, Peru
Volunteer Name: BROOKE SPOSSEY
Project Location: CUSCO, PERU
Program Dates: DEC 8- JAN 7, 2013
Volunteered at: Dental CLINIC
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