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Fulbright Hays Global Perspectives in Education project (Funded by the Department of Education)

Immaculata’s Education Division offers you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend six weeks in Peru observing K-12 schools and visiting cultural and historical sites. This international experience, supported by funding from the U.S. Department of Education, is open to both graduate and undergraduate students and is open to all majors.

Immaculata has strong relationships with a school district in Lima, Peru that is affiliated with the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Sister Annette Pelletier, IHM, Ph.D., who has extensive experience living and teaching in Peru, will be the tour leader, arranging travel logistics, accommodations, and day trips.

  • Interact with Peruvian teachers, students, and school officials, and gain first-hand cross-cultural experiences that you can’t get from reading a textbook.
  • Visit museums, the World Heritage site Machu Picchu, and other attractions.
  • Learn about Peruvian and South American culture, which will increase your global competence and enrich your teaching in an increasingly diverse global society.
  • Develop a K-12 thematic unit to be disseminated and included in South American Studies curricula.

The trip will be subsidized by federal grants, with a minimal fee for registration and other costs.

  • Education majors will have the opportunity to develop a K-12 thematic unit to be disseminated and included in South American Studies curricula.
  • Although the grant is directed towards education majors, students of all majors are encouraged to apply. 

Please direct any inquiries to:

Melissa Reed, Ed.D., at mreed3@immaculata.edu or 610-647-4400 ext. 3298 or Leah Bustraan, at lbustraan@immaculata.edu or 484-323-3037.

 

Students visiting Peru through Global Perspectives in Education programJacki D'Amico '18 (left) and Luca Giardini '19 (right) are two of the 14 students who participated in the six-week Global Perspectives in Education trip to Peru in 2017. Luca notes, “You see all around us a growing Hispanic culture in the United States, so it’s only natural that we will be experiencing more Hispanic culture in our schools. We as teachers need to be able to adapt to that culture.” He adds, “It will only help the classroom run more smoothly.”

Jacki added, “As a teacher, you need to understand where your students are coming from, and the best way to do that is for them to teach you.”

 

 

 

Highlights from the 2017 Trip to Peru

IU students and faculty at the archaeological complex of Sillustani with Lake Umayo in the background.

IU students are pictured with Sister Annette Pelletier, Ph.D., and Melissa Reed, Ed.D., at the archaeological complex of Sillustani with Lake Umayo in the background.

 

Students met local residents while visiting Uros Island (the reed islands in Puno, Peru).

Students met local residents while visiting Uros Island (the reed islands in Puno, Peru). Pictured from L to R, top row: Tanaya Reed, Teresa Greiner, Paige Gale, Christi Straight, Bridget Fleming, and Stephanie Kropp.
L to R, bottom row: Jacki D’Amico, Mary Kate Walsh, Jessica Ospina, and Dayana Torres.

 

Teresa Greiner '18 with students in the classroom

 

Jacki D'Amico '18 in the classroom

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