For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958
Four 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.
Student participants are Steven Hippeli and Connor Murphy, Mountain Top; Julia Mackinnon, Boston, Mass.; and Bennett Williams, Kingston.
Students will travel to the Peyton Center, a facility operated by the Congregation of the Holy Cross, located near Lima, Peru. 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, offer comparisons 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. Megan Borsuk, coordinator of short-term faculty-led programs abroad, assisted in developing the program.
King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of the Holy Cross.
King’s students and faculty participating in the short-term study abroad experience to Peru are, from left: Connor Murphy; Steven Hippeli; Bennet Williams; Julia Mackinnon; Dr. Anne Massey, associate professor of Spanish; and Dr. Rafael Osuna-Montanez, assistant professor of Spanish.