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GIEU Peru—Healthy Kitchens and Agriculture

  • Cusco and Urubamba
  • Total of 3 credits for on-campus Winter course, field
    experience in Summer, and group project in Fall term
  • First-Years, Sophomores, Juniors
  • GPA 2.0
  • Homestay
  • Instruction in English
  • No language prerequisiteLearn 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.

Learn from local experts about grassroots approaches to community hygiene, sanitation, and nutrition on this GIEU program. On the Healthy Kitchens and Agriculture program, learn how to explain and install efficient wood-burning stoves 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.

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. All participants will take UC 275 for 3 credits, which begins in the winter term and extends into the fall.