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Travel Opportunities


Visit Peru

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For more information about this exciting travel opportunity, please contact Marie Cope Nicholson `76.

Peru with Marie Cope Nicholson `76

May 24-June 4, 2017

Marie Cope Nicholson `76 invites you to join her 12-day expedition to Peru for an introduction to the wildlife, culture and ancient history of this amazing country. 

Machu Picchu has always piqued Marie’s curiosity and, after several missed opportunities when she visited Ecuador and Peru years ago, has been high on her “bucket list” of destinations she would like to visit.

Some of the highlights of this itinerary include:

  • Seeing some of the 366 species of birds, more than 300 species of butterflies and over 60 amphibians recorded in the Reserva Amazonica rainforest
  • Shopping in the vibrant and colorful markets of Pisac
  • Visiting the native peoples of Willoq
  • Spending two days exploring Machu Picchu

“This unique and fascinating travel program to Peru, designed by Richard "Dick" Mills `69 (Earlham graduate and owner of World Discovery Safaris), provides an excellent vehicle for an in-depth, hands-on and educational opportunity. Join us as we delve into the cultures, history and wildlife of Peru and seek opportunities for serendipitous moments. I look forward to sharing them with you.”

View the itinerary online.

Walk the Camino


For more information about this exciting travel opportunity, please contact Jennifer Lewis, associate director of the Center for Global Education.

Camino de Santiago with Chris Swafford and Jennifer Lewis

May 30-June 10, 2017

Join Chris Swafford, professor of Spanish and Hispanic studies and peace and global studies, and Jennifer Lewis, associate director of the Center for Global Education, for an unforgettable experience walking 100 miles on the original pilgrimage route (called the Camino Francés) to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. The pilgrimage to Santiago was the third most popular site in Medieval European cultures.

The pilgrimage will have three dimensions:

  1. the spirit of pilgrimage
  2. place-based learning
  3. peacemaking

We will explore what a pilgrimage means and our understandings and practices of spirituality/meditation/relaxation as we walk to Santiago. We will learn about the cultures of northern Spain, from both contemporary and historical perspectives.

A pilgrimage is an invitation to interior transformation and thus to greater inner peace. As we engage in walking meditation, we will consider the relationship between inner individual peace and international peace and peacemaking. Of course, we will encounter people from all over the world as we walk the Camino.

See pricing and additional information online now!

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