Peru: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization
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The program includes urban and rural homestays in order to expose students to different Peruvian lifestyles, perspectives, and identities. By sharing daily activities with their families, students are fully immersed within the local culture and have a unique opportunity to practice their Spanish and Quechua language skills.
Students live with host families for six weeks in one of two neighborhoods along Cuzco's Avenida Cultural. Students engage in daily activities with their homestay family that can include playing soccer in the neighborhood park, taking weekend trips, or joining in celebrations and religious holidays. Through daily conversations with host family members, students discuss their impressions and experiences of Cuzco while exchanging cultural information and insights.
Students also spend four days living with a Quechua-speaking family on Taquile Island. In this community, students become immersed in the daily routine of the Andean countryside, including assisting their families in the sowing of potatoes or the grazing of cows or sheep.
Other accommodations during the program include hostels, private homes, small hotels, and shelters in the Amazon.
Duration: 15 weeks
Program Base: Cuzco
Language Study: Aymara, Quechua, Spanish
Prerequisites: 4 semesters Spanish Read more...
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