Team Peru Info Session Thursday, October 15th @12pm

October 8, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-10-08 at 1.24.47 PMTeam Peru Alumni Allison Newman and Sonia Esquibel will be hosting the Team Peru info session next Thursday, October 15th in Morse B106 at 12-1pm.

Program dates: January 5-26, 2016

Team Peru is an all-encompassing experience that allows for students to apply their education and make the most out of their time at MIIS. Starting in the fall semester students will partner with the MIIS alumni-founded organization the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development (AASD) to design a research initiative around a theme that is currently relevant for the AASD in Peru. Afterwards, students will travel to Peru and implement their research over J-term. The in-country practicum is structured as a multi-dimensional learning experience that will be educational, impactful and rewarding. Additionally, the AASD offers a wide range of opportunities for students to remain involved with the program and continue using the AASD as a live case study in their courses. Leadership opportunities are also available for returning students.

Purpose (written by AASD): “The focus of this J-­‐term is two-­‐fold: to conduct original research into the topic of climate change, and to examine how we can continue to conduct this research and utilize student partnerships to maximize the value added to both the organization and the student experience. This research will build on a previous investigation we have conducted in the area, and lay the foundation for a larger research initiative to be carried out over the next three to five years.”

Academic Credit: 2 or 4 units (Audit or no credit option may be requested)

Contact/More Info:

Allison Newman (program alumna):
Prof. Phil Murphy (onsite professor in Peru):
Adam Steiglitz (Andean Alliance)



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