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Every Broadreach program combines your thirst for fun and adventure with tangible skill development, real-world educational opportunities and a genuine commitment to service. We offer an array of certifications and credentials on every trip. It’s what we call “Earn & Learn,” and it’s what you’ll take home as evidence of your many accomplishments.
Peru Spanish and Service offers 3 Spanish language college credits through Lesley University. Additionally, students earn 55 hours of documented community service.
ACADEMICS & COLLEGE CREDIT
A 23-day cultural immersion and community service intensive course designed so students will achieve a conversational level of Spanish in addition to an exposure and appreciation of the Peruvian culture. Students will experience different aspects of Peru while hiking down the Inca Trail into Machu Picchu, attending language school in the small community of Pisac, and finally working within several communities along the Amazon River Basin, starting in the foothills of the Andes and finishing at the mouth of the second longest river in the world.
- Comprehend and utilize daily expressions and simple phrases
- Introduce themselves and others, and ask for and give information about where one lives, belongings and the people one knows.
- Communicate in an elementary way with a person that speaks slowly, clearly and that is willing to cooperate.
Through service, we gain a more meaningful connection to the cultures and communities we explore while taking an active role to address important global issues that impact the communities. In Peru, we work closely with local organizations such as Amazon Conservation Association, PicaFlor and the Los Amigos Biological Field Station on environmental projects that focus on protecting the Amazonian forest and its resources. The projects give us the opportunity to practice our Spanish conversation skills while working with volunteers, stakeholders and residents on improvement and conservation projects.
- Make campus improvements at a rural elementary school in the Sacred Valley
- Support sustainable agroforestry and agroculture initiatives in a community located in the Peruvian cloud forest, Villa Carmen
- Participate in reforestation and environmental research projects at Los Amigos Biological Field Station at the base of the Andes
- Assist in trail development and maintenance, organic gardening and plant and animal identification at PicaFlor, an environmental education center in the Amazon River basin
- Host an overnight camping adventure to teach local school children about the environment
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- 2 College Credits
- 55 Community Service Hours
- 32 Hours