Center for Community Engaged Learning

International Community Engaged Learning Program


 

 

Service Trip Abroad in Peru

  • Where: Chiclayo, Peru
  • Lodging: Host sites around Chiclayo
  • When: June 16-July 3, 2014
  • Cost:
    • $2750 – current WSU student 
    •  $3150 – WSU alumni and partners

 

Important Information

Interviews:

After the completed application has been submitted to the Center for Community Engaged Learning, applicants will be interviewed and then notified per their acceptance to the program.  If you are accepted to travel with us, your $900 deposit will be due within 48 hours, so have the funds ready. 
Interviews will take place on Feb. 24-28, 2014. 
 

Payment Deadlines:

 

The $900 nonrefundable program deposit must be paid to the Information Desk in the Shepherd Union building as follows: 

First payment ($900) due within 48 hours of acceptance notification. 
Second payment ($900) due Friday, April 11, 2014. 
Final payment (balance) due Wednesday, May 7, 2014
 

Service:

 

We will complete five main projects.  

  1. The first will be cleaning, repairing and installing new playground equipment in an impoverished neighborhood.  
  2. Our second project will be adding to a continued project of our partnering University, Juan Mejia Baca University, to construct a storefront to help teach women business skills that will assist them in creating their own personal businesses.  
  3. Our third project will be laying a cement floor for a community day care facility.
  4. Forth, we will be installing a potable water line for a community that currently has their water brought in by truck twice per week. 
  5. Finally, we will be installing an English library at an elementary school and painting their courtyard with a mural.
Free time: Selected trip participants will have some free time.  We have planned to visit a few local museums and historical sites.  We will be visiting Machu Picchu on our way home for two days as well.  Additionally, there will be time in the evening hours to see the city and for buying souvenirs, etc. 
 

Mandatory Meetings:


Participants will be expected to attend a series of five mandatory pre-trip meetings.  In these meetings, we will cover everything from required immunizations, fundraising options and logistics to local culture, customs and food.  The mandatory meetings are scheduled as follows:

March 7th 3:00-5:00 – SU 320
March 24th 3:00-5:00 – SU 321
April 18th 3:00-5:00 – SU 321
May 9th 3:00-5:00 – SU 321
May 30th 3:00-5:00 – SU 321


Important Dates:

 

February

 

17th – Applications due
24th – February 28th – Interviews 

 

March 


3rd – Applicants will be notified
5th – $900 deposit due at the Information Desk
7th – Pre-trip meeting, 3:00-5:00 pm, SU 320
24th – Pre-trip meeting, 3:00-5:00 pm, SU 321


April

 

11th - $900 payment due at the Information Desk
18th – Pre-trip meeting, 3:00-5:00 pm, SU 321


May


7th – Balance due to the Information Desk
9th – Pre-trip meeting, 3:00-5:00 pm, SU 321
30th – Pre-trip meeting, 3:00-5:00 pm, SU 321
 

Ways to get involved: 

  • Apply to travel with us. 20 slots will be available for current WSU students. 10 slots will be reserved for WSU alumni. 
  • Donate to the trip:  Monetary donations are being accepted through the WSU Development Office.  Please contact Denise Thielfoldt for more information.
Projects will be performed in collaboration with Juan Mejia Baca University.  JMB is a private University in Chiclayo, Peru
(see picture below).

Announcing the International Partnership Between Weber State University and Juan Mejia Baca University

Weber State UniversityOgden, Utah 84408

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