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  • Locations: Lima, Peru
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:
Peru anderson
This course offers a study tour trip to Lima, Peru and helps students to engage in dialogue with a network of Reggio inspired schools. Students visit three preschools and one elementary school, observe 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 less affluent hillside communities of Lima---to the schools in the city center, this study tour will work alongside the teachers, children, and parents to 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 onsite workshops, we explore children's learning through interactions with intentional environments alongside educators from Central and South America. All professional development will be provided in English.

Watch the video for our 2018 tour!
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Join an ONLINE Info Session!
Tuesday, January 21st
 6:30-7:15 PM
 Register in advance for this meeting HERE 
Tuesday, February 11th
 12:00-12:45 PM

Register in advance for this meeting HERE 
Education Abroad Advisor Make an appointment with Alyse Collins at any time!
Get Started Watch Ed Abroad 101
Faculty Leader Ingrid Anderson, Ed.D.
College of Education
Portland State University
Travel Dates August 22 - 28, 2020*

*Students will have access to housing on August 22nd and will be checking out August 28th. Some flights may require a departure from PDX on August 21st to arrive in time. Plan accordingly! 
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!
Required Pre-Departure Meetings Yes, specific dates and times TBD during Summer 2020
Course & Credit
  • CI 410/510: Early education for fragile democracies: Dialogue with an innovative network of constructivist schools in Lima Peru (3 credits)
Language of Instruction  English
Host Country Language  Spanish
Housing Hotel/Hostel
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
  • Graduate
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 2.75
Graduate: 3.0 
  • 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.
Considerations If you have any questions or concerns about your ability to fully participate in this program, please contact the Education Abroad Advisor responsible for this program. 
Application Process
(PSU Students)
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Unofficial Transcript (from banweb)
  • 2 short essays
  • 1 Recommendation Form (submitted electronically via VikingsAbroad)
    • This is not a formal letter of recommendation, rather your recommender will need to fill out a short questionnaire about you with space for comments. 
    • This cannot be submitted by the program leader
    • These must be Professional or Academic in nature
  • Interview
Application Process
(Non-PSU Students)
$3,475 $1,190 $4,665
  • 3 Graduate Credits
  • Accommodations in a shared hotel room
  • Most Meals
  • Orientation upon arrival
  • 24/7 student support 
  • Education Abroad Service Fee
  • International Health & Travel Insurance
  • International round-trip airfare (estimated at $1,000)
  • Additional meals (estimated at $60 total)
  • Personal spending money (estimated at ($100)
  • Immunizations
  • Passport or visa 
    • US passport holders will not need a visa to participate in this program
    • US passport holders must have at 6 months of passport validity beyond their expected return date to the United States

*Please note, all students enrolling for PSU credit are charged the PSU Rec Center Fee. For a current listing, please refer to PSU Fees.

*Application Fee: All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will be assessed to the students' account. 


This program is currently not accepting applications.