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Beyond Language Immersion Two Approaches to Study Abroad

Prof. Brenda Romero

Prof. Jose Miguel Lemus

College of Saint Mary

Study Abroad to Peru : Overview

  • 2 weeks in Peru (Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca Islands)
  • 14 undergraduate students
  • 2 faculty
  • 3 credits (Spanish or GCD, Global Cultural Diversity requirement)

Before the trip

  • Itinerary and approval
  • Information sessions and application process
  • Hybrid course (history, culture, and language components)
  • Student fundraisers

During the trip

  • Traditional visits and excursions
  • Experiential activities
  • Community-based experiences
  • Travel journal

After the trip

  • Overall reflection
  • Fundraising project in collaboration with the CSM Spanish Club

Creighton University

Study Abroad to Peru : Overview

  • 6 weeks in Peru (Villa El Salvador, Ayacucho, Iquitos)
  • 18 undergraduate students
  • 3 faculty and 2 student-leaders
  • Up to 9 credits (Sociology, Theology, Spanish)

Before the trip

  • 5 meetings on history, culture, local community partners, safety, etc.
  • Information sessions and application process

During the trip

  • Sociology, Theology, and Spanish classes
  • Children’s kitchen
  • Community kitchen
  • Daycare
  • Building houses for people in need
  • After school homework help
  • Conversation club
  • Visit to museums
  • Visit to Congress
  • Collective reflections

After the trip

  • 24-hours retreat

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