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URI FLP - Peru: Communication
Cuzco, Peru; Lima, Peru (Outgoing Program)
This is a course where content serves as a catalyst for developing a student’s social, environmental and global consciousness. Specific attention is paid to the use of project-based instruction within the framework of a participatory, Latin American model.
Students will be immersed in learning first hand about communication and the critical role it plays in global change. They will learn and practice critical intercultural communication skills, theories, and concepts aimed to prepare them for a successful global career. Students will work shoulder-to-shoulder with indigenous rights activists on their cooperatively-held agricultural lands, hear stories about land rights, and collect stories about resilience and the day-to-day challenges and triumphs of introducing low-water-use agriculture to a fast-growing number of communities throughout the Andean highlands. Work is with proponents of change, climate change activists making a difference in one of the planet's most critical regions for sustainability -- the lungs and heart of the world - Peru.
ACADEMICSStudents will earn 3 URI credits for COM 310.
Mandatory class sessions will take place on three Fridays prior to travel and three Fridays after Travel from January 23 to April 30.
Course work will be supplemented with various cultural activities including visits to a Climate Change Research Center, Machu Picchu, ancient Inca ruins and other historical sites in Lima and Cuzco. Guest lecturers include specialists in climate change, environmental communication and community development.
While in Peru, students will stay with homestays. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.
PROGRAM COSTProgram Fee: $3,265
Program fee includes:
- Round-trip airfare
- All meals
- In-country transportation
- Program-related excursions
- Health insurance
AIRFARE IS INCLUDED
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Ann Salzarulo is a part-time faculty member with Communication Studies in the Harrington School of Communication and Media. She has taught, lived and worked throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America. Her work with Georgetown University focused on international youth leadership with youth from many indigenous cultures throughout the Americas. Areas of expertise include cultural competence and cultural adjustment of young adults during pre-departure, exposure, and post-travel periods; international policy, global sustainability, agriculture, human rights, and international community development. Ann has been inducted into the Spanish Language Honorary Society and recognized in the Who's Who of American Women for her humanitarian work. With an MA in International Policy and a specialization in Latin American Economic Development from the Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey, Ann's goal is to create dynamic learning experiences for students to thrive as responsible global citizens and international professionals with a high level of and cultural competence.
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