The history of Cusco has transcended time and still lives and breathes through its people, places and animals. Centuries ago, The Incan Empire was spread throughout South America as one of the world's largest tribes, and Cusco held the status as the capital of the Incas. Before the Spanish came in the 16th century, the empire covered Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and northern parts of both Chile and Argentina.
Has your high school hosted exchanges with other schools, or do you think that your high school would be interested in hosting students from another school for the first time? In either case, EdOdyssey works with schools from around the world to facilitate short-term immersion programs that tend to last between 7-10 days.
Our immersion programs are an intensive, authentic look into another country, language and culture which make it extra important for students of all ages to go into their trip abroad with an open mind and ready to take on each activity. However, this collective challenge of jumping into an unknown place gives each student an amazing opportunity to embrace new experiences.
When you first arrive in a new country, you may initially feel overwhelmed being in a new environment. When I first arrived in Lima, I did not know what to expect, but I knew that I was not alone. EdOdyssey’s one month orientation program served as an amazing starting point to get adjusted to the city, gain more knowledge about Peru, and improve my level of Spanish.
One of my most memorable experiences in Peru was volunteering in the greater Lima area in Pamplona Alta. Volunteering while abroad offers the chance to see and experience parts of the country that you are in that you may not encounter on a day to day basis.