Study Aboard: Transgenerational Service Learning in Cusco, Peru

March 12 - March 17, 2018

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Students will work daily on a choice of four community projects directed by our in-country partner and visit the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

This program is open to students from all academic disciplines as well as both undergraduate and graduate student. Spanish is NOT a requirement for participation but an extra asset for working in the area.

The Latin American Studies program, in partnership with the University San Ignacio Loyola (USIL) and grassroots community organizations, is offering this short term study abroad program in Cuzco, Peru. This program emphasizes the importance of the Quechua language and women in the infrastructure of the family and society. Students will work daily on a choice of four community projects directed by our in-country partner (USIL) in Lima and Cuzco.


Learning Outcomes

  • Synthesize general concepts and themes in the growing field of Service Learning, within a global context and through the work of grassroots organizations.
  • Develop greater sensitivity and critical awareness about indigenous language, traditions, rituals, and people.
  • Interpret and analyze the gendered dynamics of women, especially in relation to race, ethnicity, social class, and gender identity.

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“This program was an amazing experience that offered so many activities and excursions, such as traveling to Machu Picchu, to see the highlights and main attractions of the city for one to really emerge into its culture. One rewarding activity that was done was to teach elementary students English. The children were very excited, welcoming and eager to learn. I was also able to learn from them on how schools are conducted, their relationships with their teachers and how important the school itself was for them. Overall it was a rewarding and once-in-a-lifetime experience that many people only dream of going to, and I was able to accomplish this dream through the Latin American Studies major.”

Giomara Guzman, Spring 2015