This program is for students in the Secondary Education MAT, Childhood Education MAT, Elementary Education, Special Education, Physical Education, and Art Education programs at the University of Arkansas who have been selected for this experience by the Office of Teacher Education and program faculty. University of Arkansas teacher candidates selected for this placement will spend the last 4 weeks of the spring semester observing co-teaching in the Peruvian North American Abraham Lincoln School's IB program in English. Students will have the opportunity to participate in various cultural events at the school and around Lima, as well as an opportunity to live with a Peruvian host family.
"Lima may not wear its treasures on its sleeve, but peel back the foggy layers and you’ll find pre-Columbian temples sitting silently amid condominium high-rises. Vestiges of colonial mansions proudly display lavish, Moorish-style balconies. And, here and there, graceful modernist structures channel architecture’s most hopeful era.
What Lima lacks in attractiveness, it makes up with a huge array of downright literary experiences. Stately museums display sublime pottery; edgy art spaces host multimedia installations. There are solemn religious processions dating back to the 18th century and crowded nightclubs swaying to tropical beats. You’ll find encyclopedic bookstores and cavernous shopping malls, well-heeled private golf clubs and baroque churches ornamented with the skulls of saints. It’s a cultural phantasmagoria with a profusion of exceptional eateries, from humble to high-brow, all part of a gastronomic revolution more than 400 years in the making.
This is Lima. Shrouded in history, gloriously messy and full of aesthetic delights. Don’t even think of missing it."
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Students will already have been assessed U of A College of Education tuition and fees for 15 credit hours for the spring semester. Additionally, students are responsible for their round-trip airfare, travel health insurance, $100 study abroad fee, additional meals, local transportation, passport, and personal expenses*. The independent nature of this program allows students to determine their own extracurricular activities and meals, leaving flexibility not only in free time but also in the budget.
*Click on the Budget above for a break-down of expected costs.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students. College of Education students should apply for the COEHP Study Abroad Grants
. Students receiving a Pell grant should look into the Gilman International Scholarship
. Honors students should apply for study abroad grants through the U of A Honors College.
And all students should read through our scholarship page for more funding opportunities and deadlines
. Additionally, in most cases, you can also use your current scholarships and financial aid to help finance your time teaching abroad.
Additional Information Housing
Homestays will be arranged with families from the school for student teachers.
For assistance with applications, estimated costs, travel arrangements, etc., contact:
Assistant Director for Outreach & International Service Learning
Office of Study Abroad & International Exchange