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Announcing our 2016 Trips!

Open to any Peru State College Student - no matter your major!

 

Service Learning Spring Break Trip 2016

Community Development in the Dominican Republic

and

Human Sciences/Art/History in Europe, May 2016

Travel to London, Amsterdam, and Paris

 

Service Learning Spring Break Trip March, 2016:

As communities evolve so do their needs. We will work closely with non-profits to better understand each community's challenges. Since projects are determined closer to our actual tour date, here’s a glimpse at what a typical day might look like. 

  • In the morning, begin your service project in a nearby village.
  • Spend the afternoon immersed in cultural activities.
  • In the evening, reflect, discuss events as a group, and draw connections between the day’s work and relevant global issues.

 

Map of the DR

 

 

Dominican Country

 

For more information, check out the brochure:

Community%20Development%20in%20the%20DR

 

To sign up for the service learning trip:

www.efcollegestudytours.com/1706325RR

The tour number is 1706325RR

 

Human Sciences/Art/History in Europe, May 2016:

This trip provides a fascinating journey into the ways that
entire generations view themselves. Experiencing it firsthand is
an adventure.
It’s hard to explore the origins of psychology in Europe without
investigating the sensational role that Freud played in the late 19th century.
Continue the analysis in Paris during a visit to the Musée Dupuytren, which is nothing short of a Parisian cabinet of medical curiosities.

 

Map of Europe

 

Paris

 

For more information, check out the brochure:

History%20of%20Psych%20in%20Europe

 

To sign up for the Europe Trip:

www.efcollegestudytours.com/1626590YN

The tour number is 1626590YN

 

Trip Information:

The costs of the trips are as follows:

Cost of the Trip*

Partial Scholarship

Final Cost

Estimated Monthly Payments**

Dominican Republic

$2835.00

$1000.00

$1835.00

$229.38

Europe

$3569.00

$1000.00

$2569.00

$233.55

*Price as of 2-12-2015 – prices may fluctuate from month to month but once registered, the cost of your trip will not change – based on signing up for the payment plan! **Monthly cost if signed up by April 30, 2015

 

All scholarship forms must be completed and submitted by Friday, March, 27, 2015 as part of your application process:

    • PeruQuest Scholarship Application
    • Reference form completed by Faculty, Staff,  Advisor, or Dean
    • You will also be required to participate in an interview after your application is received

If you are selected for a PeruQuest Scholarship, you will need to register for either trip no later than Thursday, April 30, 2015. Failure to register by this date may result in revoking your scholarship so that it may be given to someone else.

 

Electronic Scholarship Forms:

PeruQuest Scholarship Application

 

PeruQuest Faculty/Staff Recommendation Form

 

Or, submit them in person:

Paper Scholarship Form (Word Document):

PeruQuest Application 2016

 

 

Why study abroad you ask? Here are four top reasons, although there are many more (vistawide.com):

  • Study abroad enhances employment opportunities. Did you know that only 4% of U.S. undergraduates ever study abroad? Through an employer's eyes, a student who has studied abroad is self-motivated, independent, willing to embrace challenges, and able to cope with diverse problems and situations. Your experience living and studying in a foreign country, negotiating another culture, and acquiring another language will all set you apart from the majority of other job applicants.
  • Study abroad will help you develop skills and give you experiences a classroom setting will never provide. Being immersed in an entirely new cultural setting is scary at first, but it's also exciting. It's an opportunity to discover new strengths and abilities, conquer new challenges, and solve new problems.
  • Study abroad helps you to learn about yourself. Students who study abroad return home with new ideas and perspectives about themselves and their own culture. The experience may perhaps strengthen those values or it may cause students to alter or abandon them and embrace new concepts and perceptions. The encounter with other cultures enables students to see their own culture through new eyes.
  • Study abroad expands your world-view. In comparison with citizens of most other countries, Americans tend to be uninformed about the world beyond the nation's boundaries. Students who study abroad return home with an informed and much less biased perspective toward other cultures and peoples.

We have partnered with Education First, one of the world leaders in International Education (http://www.ef.com/us-home/) to help arrange our trips. Registering for your trip through the accounts established specifically for Peru State students, you will be guaranteed the price of the trip when you register, and you can set up a payment plan. With possible scholarship opportunities and being able to use financial aid for qualified students, there is no reason not to have a new adventure!