Thursday, 26 August 2010
7:15 PM to 8:00 PM

Living and Traveling in South America

Part of the Olympia Timberland Library's "20-Somethings Abroad" series

Capital High School graduate Kevin Lynn will talk about traveling, learning and volunteering for six months in five countries in South America from June 2009 to just before Thanksgiving.

Kevin’s second year at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon provided an opportunity to spend a year in South America with a set course of study and a specific schedule or to take leave for a semester and follow his own course. With a sense of adventure and seven years of Spanish language studies to back him up, he chose the latter.

Kevin spent over 300 hours on buses and traveled thousands of miles from Bolivia to Peru, Ecuador, Argentina and Chile. “I taught English classes, volunteered in an animal refuge in the Bolivian jungle, volunteered in the Ecuadorian cloud forest, went wine tasting in Argentina, visited Machu Picchu and watched tango performances in the streets of Buenos Aires,” wrote Lynn in an e-mail, “I got lost, pickpocketed, scammed and heckled, but I also experienced incredible hospitality from fascinating and inspiring people.”

Location:

The Olympia Timberland Library

313 8th Avenue SE

Olympia, WA