I have started my internship in Peru, and it is such a thrilling experience. It’s been interesting seeing how a NGO operates abroad, understanding the language and culture of Peru, and getting used to the hot weather.
I took lots of pictures here - the new fruits, delicious food, wonderful plants, and the place I’m calling home for the next couple of months. I’m excited to share them with my buddy when I return back on campus! I have some images below to share for you all.
I’ve been really excited to see summer visits going smoothly. Talking to a friend who goes on these visits, I know that the volunteers and their buddies are enjoying and taking advantage of the opportunity.
In addition, my co-advocacy chair and I are reaching out to individuals and doing planning for the 4th National Alzheimer’s Buddies Symposium, which will be happening in spring of 2019. There’s a lot up in the air in terms of speakers, but we are trying to get in contact with individuals to share their experiences at the event. One thing that we’re proud to have accomplished is to make teams (e.g. fundraising, publicity, design) to really start the planning as soon as possible when we are on campus. All I can say now is that I'm very excited for the things to happen next year!
- Ellen Zhang