The Anthropology Department has been receiving email updates from Alumnus Tyler Brown (BA Anth 2008) who is currently in Peru with the Peace Corps.
He is living in Chucos, Peru in the peaks of the Andes north of Lima. Tyler writes that the small town has a rich traditional culture and that he is learning Quechua, the primary language of the people.
Tyler is the first volunteer the Peace Corps has sent to Chucos and he says that his "counterparts are very interested and excited to have [him] in the village" and "want to make sure that they are doing everything right as far as making [him] feel like an integrated member of the community."
Tyler publishes a video blog at http://tylerspeaceofperu.wordpress.com. Check it out and keep up to date with Tyler and his adventures in Peru.