Meeting with UDEP officials. Seated from left to right at the Universidad Femenina del Sagrado Corazón are Dr. Amelia Bustamante, Director of University Affairs, Dr. Elga García Aste, Rector, and Dr. Roger Brown, Provost and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs for UNCP. Standing from left are: Dr. Agustín Campos, Dean of School of Education, Dr. Gloria Benavides, Director of Post-Graduate Studies, Dr. Liliana Wendorff, Assistant Professor of Spanish (UNCP), Dr. Carolyn Thompson, Professor and UNCP Honors College Director and Dr. Rosa María Reusche, Academic Vice Chancellor.
A delegation from UNC Pembroke traveled this winter to Peru to sign student exchange agreements with the University of Piura (UDEP). UNCP also opened discussions with the University of Femenina del Sagrado Corazón (UNIFE).
This was UNCP's first foray into South America. In its effort to "internationalize" its campus, UNCP has signed student and faculty exchange agreements with universities in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America (Mexico).
Representing UNCP were Dr. Roger Brown, Provost and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. Carolyn Thompson, Honors College Director, and Dr. Liliana Wendorff, Coordinator of the Spanish language major.
Dr. Brown signed two agreements with Universidad de Piura (UDEP). One agreement is for UNCP students to study Spanish and Peruvian culture, and the other is a student exchange agreement.
"Peru is home to some of the world's most ancient and honored cultures," Dr. Brown said. "Partnerships between UNCP and these two institutions would provide a wonderful opportunity for our students, faculty and staff to better understand our neighbors in the Western Hemisphere. I hope someday to return to Peru to visit our students studying there."
UNCP offered a major in Spanish in fall semester of 2003. The University is seeking to develop more study abroad opportunities in Latin America so that students may be exposed to culture as well as language.
UDEP is a modern university located on the northern coast of Peru. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including business, education, engineering, economics, law and
Signing of the exchange agreements at the Universidad de Piura. From left to right are: Dr. Roger Brown, Provost and Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dr. Antonio Abruña Puyol, Rector of the Universidad.
Dr. Brown and UDEP Rector Antonio Abruña Puyol signed formal agreements.
The contingent also visited Universidad Femenina del Sagrado Corazon (UNIFE) in Lima to explore the possibility of negotiating a student exchange program. UNCP officials met with Dr. Elga García Aste, Rector, Dr. Agustín Campos, Dean of School of Education, Dr. Gloria Benavides, Director of Post-Graduate Studies and Dr. Rosa María Reusche, Academic Vice-Chancellor.
Located in the capital city of Lima, UNIFE is known as "the university of women." In 1962, the Nuns of the Sacred Heart founded the university as a place for women to receive professional training.
UNIFE offers undergraduate degree programs in psychology, law, education, architecture, journalism, public relations, nutrition, languages and engineering. UNIFE offers Master's degree programs in education, psychology and law and Doctorate degrees in education and psychology.
A girl wearing a typical dress from Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire.
Macchu Picchu, ancient city of the Incas.