- Cusco and Urubamba
- 3 credits for on-campus Winter course, field experience in Summer, group project Fall term
- First-Years, Sophomores, Juniors
- GPA 2.0
- Instruction in English
- No language prerequisite
Learn from local experts about grassroots approaches to hygiene, sanitation, and nutrition on this GIEU program.
GIEUs (Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates) are project-based service-learning programs. Earn 3 credits taking a semester-long pre-departure course on intercultural learning, conducting fieldwork abroad for 3–4 weeks during spring or summer, and completing a community education project in fall term with your cohort. Pell Grant recipients on GIEU programs automatically receive the GIEU Pell Scholarship to cover their entire program fee. All LSA students with demonstrated financial need—including Pell Grant recipients—are eligible for additional funding through the LSA Scholarships Office’s Global Experience Scholarship.
On the Healthy Kitchens and Agriculture program, learn how to explain and install alternative technologies in rural Peruvian homes and assist in the design and building of residential greenhouse spaces so that local residents can grow and prepare a wider range of healthy foods for their families.
In Peru, collaborate with local communities and families to improve access to new ecological technologies like cleaner cookstoves and community greenhouses. Participate in a variety of projects identified by local NGOs, including assisting families in cleaning kitchens, constructing cleaner burning stoves, conducting follow-up surveys, assisting in the construction of greenhouses, helping plant and locate crops, and designing educational tools about hygiene, sanitation, and nutrition.
The program is led and taught by Tatiana Calixto of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.