THINK Global School

We love landscapes, but not on our mobiles. Please rotate your device

Jonah receives a hug from a Q'ero shaman

Peru

Mysticism and mathematics in the Andes

Our 2019-20 school year includes a term in the wonderland that is Peru, a country revered by anthropologists for its Incan ruins and indigenous Indian tribes. Peru’s eleven ecological regions include lush rainforests, boulder-strewn highlands, and glimmering coastlines, and each of these varied terrains holds the possibility for extraordinary biology labs. A two-day learning excursion might include a trip to Colca Canyon, where our students can calculate Andean condors’ wingspans as they fly overhead, followed by a visit the next day to Paracas bay, where the objective might be to gather samples on endangered loggerhead turtle hatchlings.

Situated in the middle of a tropical mountain forest sits the crown jewel of the Incan empire, the lost city of Machu Picchu, and our visit to this archaeological marvel will surely be the highlight of the term for many of our students. Constructed in the 15th century, Machu Picchu was built without the aid of metals like iron and steel, and more impressively, without the use of wheels. Pondering how the precisely-cut stones were set in place will likely result in more questions than answers, ensuring a healthy discussion on the train ride back to town.  

For the fitter of our students, the option to reach Machu Picchu by foot will seem like a no-brainer, and they’ll likely hike to the site via the legendary Inca Trail. This two-day trek offers an experience unlike any other, and the remote wilderness is tailor-made for moments of silent awe and reflection. 

 

Postcards From Peru

From Urubamba to Cuzco to the Inca Trail, we’ve been making our way across this anthropologist’s paradise.

Ready to embark on the educational journey of a lifetime?

A passion for travel. A strong academic record. And the desire to improve the world as you experience it. If this sounds like you, you just might be our ideal candidate! Start your application with a five-minute inquiry form - you never know where you might end up.

It all starts here.

Sign up if you would like to receive occasional news from us.

Subscribe

Ready to embark on the educational journey of a lifetime?

A passion for travel. A strong academic record. And the desire to improve the world as you experience it. If this sounds like you, you just might be our ideal candidate! Start your application with a five-minute inquiry form - you never know where you might end up.

It all starts here.

Apply Now