IFSA-Butler Community Building and Sustainable Development in Peru

Lima, Peru
Term
Summer
Language of Instruction

Spanish

Language Prerequisite

4 semesters of university-level Spanish or equivalent

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Summer: April 1
Min. GPA for Consideration:
2.5
Typical Credit Load:
8

About Community Building and Sustainable Development in Peru

Combine the Lima metropolis bustling city life, worldly food fusion, endless cultural and night life with Iquitos, the capital of the Peruvian Amazon, the largest city in the world not reachable by road. Science and culture come together as you study and work with local organizations on environmentally focused community improvement projects.

Community Building and Sustainable Development in Peru Benefits

  • Ideal for students interested in Spanish language proficiency, community development and sustainable studies, environmental and biological sciences, and Latin American studies
  • Academic and language tutors are available as needed
  • Further your knowledge of community action and environmental sustainability, contributing to your increased understanding of the confluence of science and culture
  • Study in Coastal Peru in Lima and in Iquitos, part of the Amazonian jungle region, two unique ecological systems
  • Work with a non-profit in the Iquitos to gain practical experience abroad and participate in environmentally focused community improvement projects

The IFSA-Butler Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at Community Building and Sustainable Development in Peru

Courses
Community Building and Sustainable Development summer program allows you to enroll in 3 exclusively-designed courses taught in Spanish by local faculty, and augment with volunteer work and visits to local organizations. This program provides you with an understanding of the process of developing grassroots organizations and their impact on local communities. As part of the curriculum, you will visit Iquitos (in the Amazon) in addition to Lima. The following required courses are specially designed for IFSA-Butler students on the Community Building and Sustainable Development program:
  • Advanced Spanish and Peruvian Culture (3 U.S. semester credit hours) This is an intensive advanced-level language course. Each student will turn in three essays during the course. This course is taught while in Lima.
  • Biodiversity and Sustainable Development (3 U.S. semester credit hours) This is a dynamic course that involves working with local organizations in two different cities. Students will participate in hands-on, environmentally focused community improvement projects such as recycling, planting trees and other needs as they arise within the community.
Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA-Butler will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at Community Building and Sustainable Development in Peru
Anthropology Cultural Studies Environmental Science/Studies European History History Indigenous Studies Latin American Studies Public Relations Spanish

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Host Family
Meals
Most meals included
Details
The Community Building and Sustainable Development in Peru program includes two meals per day Sunday through Friday and one meal on Saturday.

The IFSA-Butler Team

IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team and staff who are here to help every student prepare and be ready to achieve their goals at every step of the way.

Program Advisor

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Laura Balbuena, PhD

Resident Director, Peru

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Summer

Summer 1

Program start date
June 13, 2018
Program end date
July 22, 2018
Tuition
$4,375
Housing
$600
Personal Cost Estimates
Coming soon