Monday, January 17, 2011

International Business Study Tour to Peru 2011

We’ve been in Peru for over two weeks and I have not had much time to post.

I’ll try to do this in segments, with the first segment being our first week in Peru.

We arrived in Lima in the early hours of the morning on Sunday, January 2nd. After catching up on our sleep, we had a tour of the city and the Miaflores section where our hotel is located. We spent Monday through Thursday attending lectures at Universidad Del Pacifico and visiting various places of interest. Below, I have posted pictures from our first week. We had a fascinating visit at the U.S. Embassy where several members of their staff explained their political, economic, and cultural roles. They wouldn’t let us take cameras with us, but they gave us a CD with photos they took.We also toured the Yobel plant and the Full Cotton Company.

Students wasted little time in exploring their new surroundings, exchanging their money, finding places to eat, and practicing their Spanish.

The next post will be about our weekend in Chincha, Ica, and Paracus.

Our tour guide, Augusto, introduces our students to the Plaza de Armas in the Miaflorez section of Lima.

Our Classroom at Universidad Del Pacifico

Preparing for our tour of Yobel

Outside the Yobel Plant

Dining at Huaca Pucllana, a restaurant set among pre-Incan ruins in Lima.

Group shot amid pre-Incan ruins.

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