What happens when I go to Trujillo, Peru just to work?
Apparently, I get involved in lots of local creative projects!
My girlfriend Sharon had signed up with Medical Electives to learn medical Spanish and to get hands-on experience with patients to practice her language-learning.
As a bonus of the program, I was part of the experience too: living in the homestay (with a local family—the mom turned out to be an amazing businesswoman!), going on outings, and generally having a good time.
I quickly got to know Kevin, an expat from the UK who started the business, and we hit it off over a shared interest in entrepreneurism!
Producing Spanish Audios (as you do…)
As we were there, my mind starting thinking of different ways I could help out Medical Electives and it turned out they wanted to create Spanish-language audios for their classes. They already had a mic, so they just need someone to help put them together (organize, produce, record, and edit).
So I got myself involved!
We ended up creating 8 dialogues/scenarios, with a slower speed version and a “normal” speed version, for both beginner and intermediate/advanced students. In total, we created 16 audio files.
Here are a couple samples at “normal” speed:
How’s your Spanish comprehension? 🙂
Taxi Driver and Traveler scene:
Doctor and Patient scene:
Photographer for the Day
Kevin also asked if I wanted to help photograph one of their health campaigns (free health clinics) as a way to both capture what Medical Electives is doing in the community and for the students to have photos they can share with their family, friends, and programs.
I had a great time documenting, and even created a short video…
A couple of my shots from the day as well:
So that was a bit of my (creative) time in Trujillo!
Definitely kept me busy and it was bittersweet to leave. Lots of great folks there.
Really thrilled I had the opportunity to “tag along” and that I found ways to be creative and of service!
Onto the next adventure…