Known as the City of Eternal Spring and the Garden City, Cochabamba, Bolivia sits in the Cochabamba Valley located in the Andes Mountains. Its climate, fertility, and beauty have attracted people for hundreds of years. It was first inhabited over 1,000 years ago, and continues to serve as a center for agriculture and industry today.
Dental Hygiene and Nursing students from Shoreline arrived there on August 24 for a service learning program. They have been working with local doctors, dental professionals, and organizations to provide basic dental and health care and education to those who may not otherwise be able to access these services.
And, of course, they’re representing Seattle while they’re there.
They’ll be heading into a village in the jungle soon, so be sure to check back to read about their latest adventures and the great work that they’re doing!