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  • Locations: Lima, Peru
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

Program OverviewPeru ANDERSON 2

This course offers a study tour trip to Lima, Peru and helps students to focus their learning within a dialogue framework with South American and U.S. Educators focused on the philosophies of Reggio Emilia through a network of diverse schools, La Casa Amarilla. Students visit many schools, work in the classrooms, attend workshops, engage in pedagogical encounters through daily dialogue with parents, teachers, and other educators developing different points of views with teachers and children with contrasting identities.

As a community of learners, we will explore together what it means to be deep thinkers in our practice. From Programa Transforma---in the hillside communities of Lima---to the schools in the city center, this study tour will work along side the teachers, children, and parents of the explore learner centered education with children, 3 years though elementary school years. With over 40 hours of contact in the schools, through PSU classes and on site workshops, we exploring children's learning through interactions with intentional environments along side educators from Central and South America. All professional development will be provided in English.

View the La Casa Amarilla Video to learn more.

Fact Sheet

Education Abroad Advisor Alyse Collins
Get Started Attend an Ed Abroad 101 Session 
Faculty Leader Ingrid Anderson, Ed.D., Graduate School of Education
Travel Dates September 7-15, 2018
Areas of Study All majors welcomed. The course is especially applicable to the following fields of study:
  • Early Childhood
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Social Sciences (sociology, psychology)
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
Open to Non-PSU students and community members!
Pre-Departure Meetings TBD
Credits 3
Language of Instruction  English
Host Country Language  Spanish
Housing Hotel/Hostel
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
  • Graduate
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergrad: 2.75
Graduate: 3.00
  • Coursework/experience in Early Childhood Education preferred, but not required. 
  • Community members do not need to submit an academic recommendation, but must submit a recommendation from a professional contact.
  • Students are accepted from PSU and other universities, as well as the early childhood community.

Info Sessions

  • TBD

Course & Credit Information

  • CI 410/510: Exploring Constructivist Education at the Schools of La Casa Amarilla in Lima Peru (3 credits)

Program Cost

Tuition and Fees Estimated Additional Costs Total Estimated Costs
$2,970 $1,238 $4,208


PSU Education Abroad Scholarship Application 

Tuition & Fees Includes:

  • 3 credits
  • Accommodations
  • Some meals
  • International health insurance

Additional Estimated Costs Include:

  • Airfare
  • Optional excursions
  • Some meals
  • Spending money

Please note, all students enrolling for PSU credit are charged an additional PSU Rec Center Fee. For a current listing, please refer to PSU Fees. A non-refundable $50 application fee is required for all applications.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.