Study Abroad Opportunity: Peruvian Culture and Disability: Lima and Cusco, Peru

February 20, 2007

This program offers students the opportunity to gain an international perspective on the social, educational, and non-governmental services available to Peruvian adults and children with various disabilities and their families in the coastal and mountain regions of Peru. The program is hosted by the Centro Ann Sullivan del Perú (CASP).

Participants will visit public and private centers and schools serving children with special needs in both Lima and Cusco. Participants will also visit organizations and groups that serve adults with disabilities. In addition, participants will visit several universities in Lima to hear presentations by renowned scholars on various aspects of independent living and disability in Peru.

This program includes visits to sites of interest in Lima and Cusco such as the Archaeology Museum, San Isidro, Barranco, and the Indian Market, as well as a one-day trip to the famed Incan ruins of Machu Picchu.

Students will earn three hours of KU credit in ABSC 479 Study Abroad Topics In: Peruvian Culture & Disability.

For more information, contact Dr. Glen White or visit the University of Kansas Study Abroad Office website.