Explore (and serve!) the ancient homeland of the Inca with Saint
Francis University’s High Andes Research
& Service program. Climb
the ruins of Macchu Picchu, visit the capital of the Inca, mountain bike tour
the Sacred Valley of the Inca, serve the impoverished in the highest altitude
city in the world, climb a famous extinct volcano at 16,000 ft, research the
largest silver mine in the world, swim in thermal pools, experience ancient
cathedrals, and visit pre-Incan ruins. This is a truly once-in-a-lifetime
intense experience. Go for it!
Students are required to take a total of 6 or more credits from the list
below. Students will spend 2 days of preparatory class on SFU
campus prior to the trip. Course material will be delivered on-site as
important religious/cultural sites are toured and students work on
research/service projects to improve much-needed water resources in
the High Andes.
Courses (6 credits or more required):
Students will be housed at SFU campus during the preparatory
period. While the group is in Bolivia and Peru, everyone will stay
together in hotels and hostels.
We’ll first journey to La Paz and tour the St. Francis Cathedral,
museums and amazing natural wonders of the city. The class will
then relocate to Cuzco, Peru, the homeland of the Inca, where we’ll
visit one of the Wonders of the World, Macchu Picchu, and tour the
ancient Incan capital. At this point, we’ll return to Bolivia and travel
to Potosí, Bolivia, the highest altitude city in the world, where we’ll
swim in thermal pools, tour a silver mint, and work on service and
research projects to improve the water quality for impoverished
Bolivians. We’ll also explore the largest silver deposit in the world,
the famous extinct volcano “Cerro Rico de Potosí.”
SCHEDULE (subject to change)
Engineering in Bolivia Application
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