Friday, September 11, 2009

Students Share Experiences from Peru Study Abroad

WHAT: University of Illinois Springfield students share learning experiences and photos of their Summer Study Abroad trip to Perú during a “Brown Bag” lunch presentation.

WHEN: Thursday, September 17, 2009 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Public Affairs Center (PAC) Conference Room F at UIS

ADDITIONAL INFO: This is the first time UIS has sent a delegation of students to South America. They lived in the former imperial capital of Cusco for a week, climbed Machu Picchu, navigated Lake Titicaca located 12,500 feet above sea level, stayed with host families on Amantani Island, and took 28 hours of immersion Spanish! They did all this while battling soroche (altitude sickness) and eating the local cuy or guinea pig!

This dedicated group of nine UIS students spent 17 days in Perú as part of their study abroad that focused on language, culture, and history. A photo exhibit will be displayed during the same week in the PAC Cafeteria Concourse.

For more information about the presentation and the trip contact Veronica Espina at 217/206-8300 or

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