Summer Study Abroad Course to Visit Peru

Dereck Daschke, professor of philosophy and religion, will be leading a study abroad course called “Sacred Healing in Peru” for three weeks in June 2017 in the city of Cusco, Peru.

Based at the University of San Ignacio de Loyola International Extension Center, students will study traditional healing from the Andean and Amazonian regions, observe shamanic rituals, learn about sacred and medicinal plants and see firsthand the interaction of the ancient Incan heritage with contemporary Peruvian culture. Excursions to Machu Piccu, the ruins of the Sacred Valley and other significant places are included.

The trip is worth four credit hours and can be used for PHRE upper-level credit or a general Truman elective. Participants in the trip will be required to meet weekly as a group in the second half of this semester in preparation for the trip and the class experience it offers.

An information session will take place at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 24 in McClain Hall 212. For more information, contact Daschke at

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