Students travel to Peru over Spring Break

On March 16, a group of students will be getting up early and heading out to the airport, where the city of Lima awaits them, along with many other excursions.
This spring break, students in the Spanish program will be taking a ten day trip gaining life experience with speaking Spanish in a new environment.
“During the trip, we will visit one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu. We also will visit Cusco, participate in a Peruvian cooking demonstration, tour the village of Pisac, visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo, take a mountain bike tour through the Huaypo Lagoon and Moray, visit Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca (the highest navigable lake in the world), Lima and take a boat tour of Palomino Island and swim with sea lions,” said Spanish teacher and trip director Nikki Kirchway.
Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel in Peru, built in the 1400s and was later abandoned. An Incan citadel is a resembling statue of someone important to the culture.
“I’m excited to go to Machu Picchu because it’s one of the Seven Wonders of the World,” said junior Abby Fish.
Students will be spending an entire day at Machu Picchu, which was more recently named one of the Seven Wonders.
“The students will use Spanish during the entire trip and learn even more Spanish visiting Peru. The students will also experience culture beyond the classroom via real life experiences, something books and videos cannot express,” Kirchway said.
The trip not only gives students once in a lifetime chances, but it also helps them with their Spanish curriculum. Students will be spending two nights of the trip with a host family, immersing them into the Spanish culture.
“I’m really excited to be spending time with a host family, to be able to communicate with them in a different language, and broaden my horizons,” said junior Maddie Alesia.