Posts filed under 'Immersive Education'

A Different Perspective

Guest Post by Judy Mavroleon, Community Social Change Workshop, April 2013 Conducting research and preparing case studies prior to actually participating in the Community Social Change workshop really helped clarify the situation in the Peruvian Sacred Valley (PSV). It allowed us to observe the many activities and key issues surrounding the numerous stakeholders in that region. […]

Continue Reading Add comment May 4th, 2013

A Breakthrough in Project NGO Network

Continuing from the work that January’s Team Peru students completed for the NGO Network, Katie, Caitlin, Nadine, and I have immersed ourselves in this ongoing, multilayered project. After a year of network events, conferences, and dialogue, our mission this summer is to determine the next tangible step for the Sacred Valley Network. Traveling to Cuzco, […]

Continue Reading Add comment July 10th, 2012

First Reflections from Peru

It is hard to believe that we have already been in Peru for a week! It is clear that our time in Calca this summer is going to go by quickly.  As excited as I am about our projects (which are off to a great start…more details to come in my next post), this week […]

Continue Reading 3 comments June 19th, 2012

Photo of the Week: Choquecancha Corn Festival

This January Team Peru celebrated the last corn harvest in Ruben’s Chakra (field) in his hometown of Choquecancha.  It was the second year Team Peru traveled to Choquecancha for a day of festivities, feasting, and games in the corn field. In this picture, one of the women sprinkles flower petals on Team Peru’s heads as a sign […]

Continue Reading 1 comment June 11th, 2012

Making Headlines in Michigan

Check out this recent article in Michigan’s Battle Creek Enquirer about how Aaron got started in Peru. Both Adam and Aaron share their experience starting Team Peru and the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development. Nice work guys! Read the full article here.  

Continue Reading 1 comment May 15th, 2012

Feasibility Study: INKAcase

Congratulations to Jeanne Amrein for a successful  Capstone presentation yesterday. Her work, A Feasibility Study for INKAcase, is really important for moving our INKAcase project forward both in Peru and in exploring options for selling the cases back in the United States.  While AASD and Team Peru have successfully sold the cases to friends and family, […]

Continue Reading 1 comment May 5th, 2012

Team Peru: A Documentary

“Be the Solution” is our motto at the Monterey Institute for International Studies, a simple string of words that implies an expectation of responsibility and initiative. Team Peru and the Andean Alliance embody our school motto; slipping from one facet to another including personal, societal, and cultural efforts.  Adam and Aaron (the founders of Team […]

Continue Reading 2 comments April 22nd, 2012

The Immersive Education Tool Suite

This semester Jenny Agis, Katie Holmberg, and I teamed up for a project in our class, Designing Tools For Social Change Organizations. For one whole weekend and 3 hours almost every Wednesday evening our class has explored the role of tools in many different fields. The first few classes I’m pretty sure we were all […]

Continue Reading Add comment April 18th, 2012

All About Team Peru: Summer Project Overview

Check out this video to learn more about Team Peru and the project opportunities for Summer 2012. Enjoy!  

Continue Reading 2 comments April 10th, 2012

Synergetic Networking

“Everything in the world is strange and marvelous to well-open eyes” Those were the lines I read from Jose Oretega y Gasset’s The Revolt of the Masses as our collectivo snaked it’s way across the green peaks surrounding Cuzco. I really internalized these words at the beginning of our trip, and as such attempted to […]

Continue Reading Add comment February 4th, 2012

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Our mission is to provide and implement sustainable programs and projects in collaboration with the indigenous people of the Sacred Valley of Perú in an effort to improve their lives and reduce poverty in a culturally sensitive and appropriate manner. Furthermore, we work to support local NGOs with whom we have shared values using the skills and tools we possess.