Welcome to the website for the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad program, “Teaching the Andes”, organized by the Center for Latin American Studies at The Ohio State University.
Funded by the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad, this four-week program will take twelve K-12 educators in various disciplines to Ecuador and Peru, June 16 – July 16, 2017. Participants will benefit from a wide variety of activities that explores the history, politics, language, and culture of the Andes while developing innovative approaches to teaching and studying the region, in addition to Quechua language instruction.
Key Program Features
- Pre-departure orientation in Columbus, Ohio
- Lectures and workshops on Andean history, culture, society, religion, and economics
- Educational site visits including colonial Quito, Cotacachi Cayapas Natural Reserve, Hot Springs in Intag, Sacred Valley of Peru, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca
- Participation in local customs and cultural activities, including annual festivals, ritual baths at Cascada Peguche, taking of the square, and many more
- Language training in Quechua
- Participation in curriculum development projects
- Fully paid international airfare, ground transportation, lodging, meals, and some cultural activities
- Applications are due Friday, January 13, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EST.