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May 13 - June 7, 2017
Cost: Program Fee: $1,700 with the opportunity to raise funds for $500, bringing fee down to $1,200. The program fee includes all in-country flights and transportation, project materials, insurance, lodging, and food
Flight: $700 - $1,000
Tuition (3 credits): $1,000
Total: $3,000 - $3,700
Some financial aid is available. Contact for information.

In partnership with Peace Corps Peru & the Café Femenino Foundation 

Peace Corps Peru: The USU Center for Community Engagement entered into a formal partnership with Peace Corps Peru in 2016. Students will be working alongside a Youth Development Peace Corps volunteer to offer support to communities on youth-led initiatives. We will also be helping start a girls soccer league in partnership with the Peace Corps Peru youth development program.To learn more about Peace Corps Peru, visit:

The Café Femenino Foundation provides funding to support grant requests from women living in poverty in coffee producing countries of the world. The foundation has been working with the CECANOR fair trade coffee cooperative in Northern Peru since 2005; the program is the largest and most robust to date. Women have identified food security as a high priority community need. USU students can assist in addressing this need through school community gardens. Watch this short video on Café Femenino Peru:

Final deadline for completed applications is February 15, 2017.  Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis.  Prior to applying, contact Kate Stephens to obtain updated information and project details

In preparation for the program, students are required to attend a one week orientation class May 8-12 from 8:00am – 12:00pm in TSC #335

Students must have paid for the trip and show proof of purchase of plane ticket prior to May 8.

Accommodations: While conducting service, we will likely be staying in a one-room cement community house. Community houses are typically simple cement buildings with wood benches and a table. Participants must be willing to sleep in sleeping bags on the floor and go 3-5 days without showering. Between visits to the community, we will stay in simple hotels/hostels with warm showers and a bed.

Health: Upon acceptance, students will be required to complete a physical examination and receive medical clearance.

Activities: There will be approximately 2-3 days of site-seeing in Northern Peru scheduled between service projects. Students have the option to stay in Peru for additional time to visit Machu Picchu. However, this would be on-your-own and separate from the program.

Villagers in Peru


Huaraz, Peru