Co-creating Curriculum with International Partners and Students Purpose: To co-create curriculum resources for work-integrated learning with international partners and students that reflect in their constitution the values of collaboration, intercultural sharing and respect for other people’s ways of knowing.
The civilisations of ancient Peru were some of the oldest on Earth, yet also the most isolated. Until the relatively late arrival of the Spanish in 1532, the Incas and the many cultures that proceeded them had a unique way of life; one that excluded writing, the wheel and many other ‘necessities’ of the Old World, but managed to build magnificent monuments and a stable society in a terrifyingly unstable landscape. (Hugh Thomson, Lonely Planet Peru).
Population: 30,444,999 (2015) Total area: 1,285,216 sq km Capital city: Lima Currency: Peruvian Sol UNDP Human Development Index (HDI): 0.734 (84th) GDP per capita (International $, PPP): $12,300 Life expectancy at birth: 73 years Literacy: 94.5%
*Source: CIA World Factbook.
Lonely Planet has a good summary and list of articles that participants will find useful.
Always check SmartTraveller before traveling to see any travel warnings and pertinent information for your trip.
The HRW national report on Peru provides an in-depth analysis on the state of human rights issues including but not limited to, peaceful protests, government accountability and freedom of expression protections.