Alternative Spring Break

Cuncani, Peru

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Community Partners

Nexos Comunitarios

Themes*

No Poverty, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Reduced Inequalities

*Taken from: The Global Goals For Sustainable Development

Dates of Travel

May 5 - 19, 2018 (Please note this is a two week experience)  

Number of Participants

9 Student Participants
1 Student Team Leader
2 Faculty/Staff Team Leaders

Activities

Participants in the ASB Peru experience will partner with Nexos Comunitarios on a number of community development initiatives.  The experience will take place in the Andes, with time in Cusco, Urubamba and Cuncani.  The group will be learning what life is like for rural communities in the Andes, and assist with projects identified by community need.  

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the Alternative Spring Break 2018 program, students participating in this experience will be able to:

Cost

$4,000 CAD (cost subject to change)

Trip Cost covers:

Medical Precautions

Participants must visit their family doctor or a travel clinic to ensure that their immunizations are up to date, and that there are no health concerns for travel. The cost of medical precautions is not included in ASB fees, and is the responsibility of the participant.

Sample Day

8:00 am:

Wake up

8:30 am:

Breakfast

9:00 am:

Morning service activity

12:00 pm:

Lunch

1:00 pm:

Downtime/Siesta

2:00 pm:

Afternoon service activity

5:00 pm:

Relax/shower

6:30 pm:

Dinner

7:30 pm:

Team Reflection

9:00 pm:

Teambuilders/Cultural Activity

Accommodations

Participants will be staying in hostels in Lima and Piura.

Meals

Participants will eat a mix of meals prepared by on-site staff and approved restaurants selected by Nexos Comunitarios staff. Food will be locally-inspired, and include a variety of rice, beans, vegetables, and meats.

Other activities may include

Visit to Machu Picchu

City tour of Lima, Peru