American students visited Peru

Isabel Guerra

A group of seven Roxbury Latin School students came to Peru, accompanied by two Roxbury Latin faculty members, for a two-week trip that led them through deserts, tropical jungles and some of the world’s highest mountain peaks.

Dr. Ernesto Guerra, who teaches a course on Latin American history, has been visiting Peru annually since 1994, and was the chief architect of this trip along with history teacher Steve Ward.

The group toured Lima and explored the archeological sites of the Moche, Lambayeque, Chimú, and Sicán cultures; they also explored Cusco and went to Tambopata National Reserve (Madre de Dios region), one of the most bio-diverse places in the world.

The group made several spontaneous stops to talk with villagers, which was a great opportunity to practice their Spanish and to learn the culture.

“Foreign trips like this one allow students to finally experience firsthand what they have been learning in the classroom. They are an invaluable part of their high school education,” said Mr. Guerra, who joined the Roxbury Latin’s staff when the school started offering Spanish last year

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