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Global Perspectives in Education Project

Students met local residents while visiting Uros Island (the reed islands in Puno, Peru)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 Fulbright-Hays and the Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages (UISFL) Program, 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 or 610-647-4400 ext. 3298 or Leah Bustraan, at 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.”

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2017 Multi-Media Projects

2018 Multi-Media Projects

As part of the 2018 Global Perspectives in Education grant, students from Immaculata University participated in a five-week student-teaching assignment in Peru. 

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