This unique program has been developed to build an on-going commitment to the Cusco community through a variety of service-learning placements in partnership with local NGOs. Students have the opportunity to work on a variety of sustainable, socially responsibility projects.
Cusco, one of the most important cultural and tourist destinations in the world, is the capital of the Inca Empire and situated at the base of the Andes-entryway to Machu Picchu. The city of Cusco was declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity site by UNESCO in 1983 and boasts charming cobblestone streets, stone buildings made by the Incas and exciting nightlife and cafes. In short it is a perfect blend of the old and the new.
Courses may include Spanish language (beginner, intermediate, advanced); Community Organizing and Social Activism in Peru; Indigenous Knowledge, Health and Human Rights in Peru; Environmental Sustainability and Biodiversity of Peru; Environmental Justice as a Social Movement in Peru.
- IPSL programs focus on experiential learning, ethical service & engaged research. Now the independent IPSL Institute for Global Learning is authorized to offer academic credit, issue official transcripts and confer diplomas through the Master's level.
- Visit one of the New Seven Wonders of the World! Machu Picchu!!!
- Experience Cusco like a local rather than a tourist! Living, learning and serving with local allows a richer, more meaningful experience.
- Earn academic credit
- IPSL, the founder of Service-Learning, is a global education institute within the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM.edu). They invest over 83% of their revenues directly back into the communities where they serve.