International Service Learning and Study Abroad in Perú:
Previous Trips (2008-2011)
The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies has been sending students to Perú since 2008 to engage in cross-cultural and international service learning and study abroad. Some of the highlights of past trips include: visiting Machu Picchu, constructing modules and repairing a child care center/preschool in San Juan de Miraflores shantytown outside of Lima, meeting with policy advisors and officials to discuss the history and future of Perú, site visits to different areas within Lima including historical landmarks.
Students took an online class in order to learn about the aspects of urbanization in Latin America that they then witnessed once in Perú, and once they arrived in Lima, they met their professor Dr. Celle who lives in Miraflores District, Lima, Perú!
Read below for further information about OLLAS' past trips to Perú:
UNO Officials Traveled to Peru for Research, Education Partnership
Researchers at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) traveled to Lima, Peru, on Nov. 3, 2013 along with several other university officials, as part of an inter-university agreement with the Universidad Antonio Ruiz Montoya.
Funded by a grant from the University of Nebraska Foundation, the focus of the 2013 trip was to establish a study-abroad and service learning specializing in water quality and water access in Latin America.
Informational Bulletin: Lima, Perú 2011
LLS 4950/8956-850 A Study Abroad, Service Learning, and Distance Education Course
"This course literally takes service learning at UNO to a global level," Sather said. "UNO is part of our community—locally, statewide and worldwide.”
News Article 2008 - UNO program expands students' horizons
BY CINDY GONZALEZ
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER Published Tuesday June 24, 2008
DeSean Young knew enough about Latin American culture to order a taco or enchilada at a local Mexican restaurant. His political science classes at the University of Nebraska at Omaha had provided him plenty of academic...