Postcards from Around the World

June 11, 2013

Five different groups of students, faculty and staff from Northampton Community College will travel to different countries this summer -- Turkey, Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica and China -- to learn about other cultures and to undertake service projects. 

Additional photos and updates from the trips will be posted on this page, so check back often!


June 11, 2013

(Costa Rica) The National Museum

(Costa Rica) The group on the steps at the National Museum


June 10, 2013

 Cooking demonstration with Pam in village of Paraguche 

(Ecuador) Cooking demonstration with Pam in village of Paraguche


June 5, 2013

Making hula hoops for textile school

Greetings from Ecuador!  Students spent yesterday making hula hoops. The finished hoops will be covered with fabric by local students at a textile school.


Students helping out at a senior center in Ecuador

(Ecuador) Students spend another day at the local senior center.


Byron, Maegan, and Megan riding in back of pick-up truck on a mountain trip!

(Ecuador) Riding in the back of a pick-up truck, heading up the Andes mountains!


What a view!

(Ecuador) Professors Hope Horowtiz and Erin Reilly enjoying the view during a trip in the Andes Mountains. 



June 4, 2013

Ecuador Senior Center

In Pimampiro, Imbabura (Ecuador), students spent yesterday at the local senior center for art lessons and dancing.


Greetings from Turkey! From right to left Ronit Shemtov, Elizabeth Conte, and Sarah Hunsicker at the Blue Mosque.


Greetings from Cappadocia, Turkey! So what if we look like tourists? Bryan Edgar (third from left ) says he's enchanted with this country and its hospitable people.

June 3, 2013


Ecuador (from Erin Reilly): Here's our group with students and staff of Unidad Artesanal Pueblo sin Fronteras (the school we're working with.)
May 30, 2013

Outside of Otavalo, Ecuador

Outside of Otavalo, Ecuador on the way to Pimampiro! This group went to Ecuador to volunteer in small communities in the Andes Mountains, where they'll work with local children, families and the elderly.




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