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SJU in Peru

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Michelle Metzger
Service Learning Program Coordinator
519-884-8111 x 28282
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SJU in Peru
SJU in Peru is an international service learning program where students are able to broaden their horizons and understand global, environmental, socio-economic, political and cultural issues through experiences of solidarity and community. During the two-and-a-half week immersive experience, students learn from and work side-by-side with various partners in Lima, a coffee co-operative - Café Femenino - in Chiclayo and a shelter for young women - Pura Vida - in Cusco. At the center of the SJU in Peru program, is the goal of facilitating an experiential discovery process that helps students begin to understand patterns of consumption and waste, the disparity between the global north and south, the foundations of social justice issues and work, gender inequalities, and the exploitative arrangements built into the marketplace.
 
Students participate in pre-departure sessions, an short-term experience in Peru and a re-integration retreat, all designed to help students take a step outside of their comfort zone to challenge their perspectives and develop more compassionate, respectful understandings of others and the world.
 
We are already planning ahead for SJU in Peru 2019! Keep checking back as more information about important dates and applications will be posted as soon as it is available.