Peru

GlobalWorks: Pre-School and Kindergarten Teaching in Cusco

Building problems, insufficient number of qualified teachers, overcrowded classes, and shortage of educational materials negatively impact the quality of children's education in Cusco. The project supports resource-poor kindergartens for children from local Quechua communities plagued by chronic poverty. In addition to problems in the local education system, many parents are illiterate and do not focus on their children's education. Program Description: Work three (3) to five (5) hours a day with local teachers to help plan and lead classes : ages of children range between 3 and 5; classes...

GlobalWorks: Sports Organization in Cusco, Peru

Sports are used to help disadvantaged children develop healthy lifestyles and good social skills. A large percentage of children in Cusco are forced into labor or spend the day in the streets without support from family or educators. The project brings together children from poor neighborhoods in Cusco to tap the power of sport to encourage personal growth, instill a sense of optimism, and have fun. Program Description: Work three (3) to five (5) hours a day in a local sports organization of public school offering physical education to children: ages of children range between 6 and 15;...

GlobalWorks: Elementary School Teaching in Cusco

Building problems, insufficient number of qualified teachers, overcrowded classes, and shortage of educational materials negatively impact the quality of children's education in Cusco. The project supports resource-poor elementary schools for children from local Quechua communities plagued by chronic poverty. In addition to problems in the local education system, many parents are illiterate and do not focus on their children's education. Program Description: Work three (3) to five (5) hours a day with local teachers to help plan and lead classes : ages of children range between 6 and 11;...

GlobalWorks: Cultural Micro-Enterprise Development in Cusco

The Cusco area offers enormous potential for cultural micro-enterprises, which are community organizations that promote local culture using business approaches. The main challenge facing cultural micro--enterprises in the developing world is their ability to simultaneously meet their social goals and remain economically viable. The project supports organizations that largely work with rural people to preserve traditional cultural practices by training and linking them to market opportunities in the city. Program Description: Work four (4) to six (6) hours a day at either a local organization...

SIT: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization in Cuzco

In this program you will explore the ways in which Peru has been shaped by complex historical legacies, a multiethnic composition, and profound social and economic disparities between its different ethnic populations. By examining the Quechua, native Amazon, and mestizos experiences in the Peruvian context, you will acquire a deeper understanding of the lives, cultures, and challenges of indigenous peoples in relation to the forces of identity politics and globalization. Based in the sacred city of Cuzco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire, you will improve your Spanish competency and...

CIEE: Liberal Arts in Lima

The Liberal Arts program in Lima is ideal for students who have at least two and a half years of college-level Spanish or the equivalent and wish to continue their language study and enroll directly at the PUCP alongside Peruvian students. In addition to direct enrollment courses, you will explore Peruvian history, mestizaje, ethnic identity, politics, globalization, and development through the CIEE course and CIEE cultural activities. All courses are taught in Spanish. You will be required to take the required four-week intensive Spanish pre-session course. During the regular semester, you...
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