On Friday, 20 October, thirteen exchange students and their two teachers from Colegio San José de Monterrico in Lima, Peru arrived in New York to begin an eight-day visit to the United States. Greeted at the airport by Wheatley students, the Peruvian travelers were treated to a special brunch hosted by Mrs. Mizhiritsky, Mrs. Gilbert, Mrs. LaMonica … Continue reading Peruvians Spend Some Time Sharing Culture and Learning!
Although the Wheatley travelers returned safe and sound to New York on Sunday, Jeff and Julianna provided one final update: Yesterday was filled with nothing but emotion. I was ready to come home to the States, to my family and house, but I didn’t want to leave the amazing family I had made over the past … Continue reading Final Day in Peru for Wheatley Travelers
Domenique and Patrick provided the following update of one of the final full days in Peru. We left San Jose to Paracas where we went to Ballestas Island. There we saw the Humboldt penguins, sea lions, and birds unique to the area. We also learned about the war of the Pacific. Afterwards, we went to … Continue reading Wheatley Travelers Finishing Up their Time in Peru!
Jessica, Ciara and Caroline provided this recent update regarding our student travelers in Peru: Yesterday was the first day that we spent at the San Jose de Monterrico school. We attended classes in pairs and presented to some of the school’s English classes. We were able to speak to the students about their culture and … Continue reading Wheatley Travelers Continue their Adventures in Peru!
Emily and Dustin provided the following update on the student trip to Peru: Yesterday, in Cuzco, we went to an Incan Museum where we saw artifacts found around the area. A highlight was seeing the mummies, which remained in the same position in which mummified centuries ago. We then went to a local store where … Continue reading Wheatley Students Continue to Enjoy Time in Peru!
Wheatley students Sam and Lainey provided the following report of Day 3 in Peru! Today we had an amazing experience. We started off by taking the train from Cusco to Machu Picchu. We then began our hiking endeavors by hiking to the Inca temples and touring the ceremonial grounds. This was followed by a tough … Continue reading Day 3 in Peru Includes some Romance!
Alexandra and Rahul provided us with the following update from their second full day in Peru! Yesterday, we had quite a long day. We started our day early at 2am, where we took a two-hour flight to Cuzco. First, we went to Sacsayhuaman and hiked and walked through a pitch black cave. We also rode … Continue reading Wheatley Students Report on Day 2 in Peru!
We received the following update from Mrs. Simoes, Mrs. Principe-Franco and Mr. Rivero: We would like to inform you that we arrived this morning to Lima , Peru. We were welcomed by every host family and then, transferred to SJM school as planned. Had a hearty breakfast,then the children were taken home to spend some … Continue reading Wheatley Travelers Arrive in Peru!
On Friday evening, Wheatley students and teachers who just departed for JFK to catch their flight to Peru! Students and faculty who are participating in this year’s exchange program with our sister school, Colegio San José de Monterrico include: Rahul Ajmera Sam Avila-Frank Zachary Azevedo Patrick Brady Caroline Crimmins Domenique Dunne Lainey Fordin Emily Freund Jessica … Continue reading Wheatley Students Depart for Ten Days in Peru!
Last week, our 19 Peruvian visitors (16 students and 3 adult chaperones) departed from JFK in order to return to our sister school (El Colegio San José de Monterrico) in Lima, Peru. It was an emotional scene when our Wheatley students and host families bode farewell to the Peruvian guests. Organized by Joan Anderson and Angel … Continue reading Peruvian Students Depart after a Successful Exchange Visit!