WSU’s core themes are access, learning and community. This experience will provide students the opportunity to participate in project-based as well as cultural community engaged learning. Furthermore, this trip will serve as a high-impact practice wherein students will be leaving the United States and serving abroad. The Center for Community Engaged Learning plans to continue this project by establishing a lasting, sustainable and ongoing relationship with the Lambayeque district and Peruvian government. The intent is to return to Peru every other (even) year.
Student travelers are expected to increase their understanding of culture and politics in another country creating more sensitivity for diverse populations. Upon their return, students are expected to promote respectful interactions with others. Students will gain a deep understanding of the social and economic differences between life among the people of Peru and their life in the United States of America. They will experience the impact of these differences in real-life situations. Carefully designed reflection sessions will give students the opportunity to internalize their experience and feelings in a very deep, personal, and long-lasting way.
Projects are currently being developed by the CCEL team and will be announced soon.
Ways to get involved:
- Travel with us: The anticipated costs for this trip will be close to $2000 inclusive of meals, transportation, housing, airfare and project supplies. Applications will be available in January 2014. 10 trip slots have been reserved for WSU Alumni and their partners.
- Donate to the trip: Monetary donations are being accepted through the WSU Development Office. Please contact Denise Thielfoldt for more information.