Students of Ms. Lemco and Mrs. Welles of the International Languages Department are on a nine-day educational trip that encompasses art, history, language, and culture. Students began by visiting sites in the modern-day capital of Lima, including a monastery, a museum featuring pre-Columbian art, and an authentic shopping district where students exercised their language skills at the market. Students learned about Peruvian pottery at a ceramics workshop in Cuzco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. And now they are experiencing a guided tour and hike through Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world. In the Sacred Valley, students will also engage in a community service project for two days. They will be immersed in cultural activities, customs, and traditions, and have a chance to reflect and discuss as a group each night. Finally, students will have the opportunity to explore Peruvian crafts at the Pisac market in Cuzco and visit the Sacsayhuaman archeological site.
What an amazing experience!