Partners in Education

Partners in Education: Working Together to Enhance the Teaching of Latin America - Peru, 2017 A grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education and Towson University

Through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad program, Towson University will provide an immersion experience in Peru for six weeks this summer for fifteen in-service educators. The goal of the project is to enhance educators’ Spanish language competence and to develop intercultural competence and knowledge of Latin American culture. The project has the added purpose of helping teachers create curriculum units for use in their classrooms and schools, and to share in their communities and to disseminate widely. Participants will also create and participate in teacher learning communities. Two faculty from Towson University’s College of Liberal Arts and selected teachers from across the nation will work together to achieve these goals.

The program includes pre- and post-departure activities and a six-week immersion experience in Cusco, Peru. The pre-departure communication, planning and orientation will take place online in May 2017. The post-immersion activities will be completed by Spring 2018. For the immersion experience in Cusco from June 24 to August 5, 2017 fifteen educators led by two university faculty will participate in language study, lectures, interviews, home stays, excursions, workshops and cultural activities as they explore issues central to Latin America. They will learn firsthand about the history, language, culture, geography, education, art and architecture, indigenous peoples, and modern Peru’s economy and society.


Please submit the following items by mail or email to:

Dr. Ronn Pineo, Chair, History Department, Towson University, Liberal Arts Building 4210 F, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252

  • Complete application form
  • Two-page response to application questions
  • Professional resume (no more than 3 pages)
  • Two letters of reference addressing your teaching activities, skills and achievements. One of the references should be from your school principal or immediate supervisor and should state that your principal will support: a.) the implementation in your classroom of the curriculum that you develop in this program; and b.) the dissemination of the curriculum developed. Please request that both letters of reference be sent directly by the recommender to Dr. Pineo (address above).

Application Deadline: All materials received by March 17, 2017

Download the Application