NAU in Peru- Changing Worlds, Transforming Lifeways
This summer (May 28-Jun 16), the Changing Worlds-Transforming Lifeways field school will be offered in northern Peru.
This experience focuses on four key themes of transition:
- Effects of globalization and modern lifestyle in urban Peru
- Colonialism and the independence from Spain
- Reclaiming traditional lifeways and the Quechua language in the nearby highlands of Incahuasi
- Changing cultural and natural environment of the Pomac Forest over the past thousand years, the social/cultural impacts of disasters like El Niño and especially drought, and what that means for local residents living both in the countryside and in the city
Students interested in education, history, anthropology, and/or ecology (to name a few) will witness first-hand how inhabitants of one of the most ecologically and culturally diverse locations on the planet have survived and thrived over the last several millennia when faced with various transformative events.
In addition, as part of students’ service to a local community, toward professional development and preservation of the rich ecological and cultural heritage of the region, they will assist in the development of new virtual museum displays and educational materials in partnership with collaborating Sicán National Museum in the city of Ferreñafe. In exchange, participants from North America will experience in-depth and enriched educational experiences through immersive practical activities in northern Peru.
How will YOU make a difference?
Dr. Kayeleigh Sharp, NAU Archaeology Professor, leads the project in Peru.
The project includes opportunities for credit. Visit the Center for International Education page to apply.