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Author Archive: Chiara

Returning from a life changing experience…

I am presently in Lima’s airport waiting for my flight to Toronto, and I am very saddened at the idea of leaving this beautiful country and all the wonderful people I met. The last few weeks have definitely been overwhelming, as many deadlines approached at work, and most days we worked very long hours. However,…

Completion of my second month in Peru!

Hola! Today is the completion of my second month in Peru! To be honest I am torn between saying that time flew by and saying that I feel like I have been here forever, because I truly feel at home. As I have mentioned in my earlier post, I have been working on a project…

Hola desde Lima!!!

Today is the completion of my third week in Peru! And let me tell you, they were very hectic, overwhelming yet fantastic three weeks! Everyday I feel more at home and less intimidated by one of the biggest cities in South America: Lima. Sometimes it is frustrating to fight the stigma of the “foreigner” or…

Hi!

My name is Chiara, I have just completed my fourth year at the University of Ottawa in International Relations, and will graduate upon my return from Lima, Peru! Once I get back, I envision a Masters in International Development. I was very lucky when growing up because I had a very multicultural upbringing thanks to…