For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958
June 6, 2012 – Seven King’s College students are currently participating in a three-week study abroad experience to Canto Grande, Peru. The trip includes excursions to Lima, Paracas, and Machu Picchu.
Students will travel to the Peyton Center, a facility operated by the Congregation of the Holy Cross, located near Lima, Peru. Student participants are Kylanne Berry, Christina Davis, AlexisHargrave, Jaclyn Hynes, Carlee Komoroski, Carissa Sarlo and Nicholas Vera.
The program, titled “Conversing Across Cultures,” features a number of activities, including language and culture classes and interactive sessions with native speakers, a community service initiative at a local school, visits to cultural sites, and lectures at the prestigious Ponificia Universidad Católica de Lima.
This program is designed to broaden students’ cultural perspectives, offercomparisons between U.S. and Peruvian cultures, and provide real-world opportunities for using Spanish.
King’s foreign languages professors Dr. Anne Massey and Dr. Rafael Osuna-Montanez are program directors. Kim Fabbri, coordinator of short-term faculty led programs abroad, assisted in developing the program.
King’s students and faculty participating in the short-term study abroad experience to Peru are, seated from left: Kylanne Berry, Nicholas Vera, and Christina Davis. Standing: Dr. RafaelOsuna-Montanez, assistant professor of Spanish; Carissa Sarlo; Jaclyn Hynes; Carlee Komoroski; Alexis Hargrave; and Kim Fabbri, coordinator of short-term faculty led programs abroad.
King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of the Holy Cross.