UMass Boston college tour

Faculty-Led Trip in Colombia and Peru

Led by prof. Gerardo Blanco and Felicia Wilczenski

Graduate students and faculty from UMass Boston traveled to Colombia and Peru for a study abroad university trip that focused on analyzing similarities and differences between higher education in those countries and USA.

  • During the faculty-led trip the group attended seminars and presentations at:
  • Universidad de Los Andes,
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia,
  • Uniminuto (Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios)
  • IEP (Instituto de Estudios Peruanos)

The cultural activities included:

  • Coffee workshop – students learned how to distinguish good coffee beans and different ways of making coffee in Colombia
  • Tour of Bogota – with focus on history of violence, drug cartels and FARQ paramilitary organization.
  • Cooking class in Lima
  • Historic tour of Lima with focus on colonial times
  • Tour of Cuzco
  • Tour of Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

UMASS Boston Faculty- led trip in photos