IPSL programs combine academic studies and community service and full cultural immersion to give students a deeper, more meaningful study abroad experience.


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Welcome to the 

IPSL / Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola
2015 Symposium in Cusco, PERU...with an optional excursion to Machu Picchu!

SAVE THE DATE! November 9 - 11, 2015

We invite you to PROPOSE A SESSION

IPSL 2015 Symposium in
Cusco & Machu Picchu, PERU!


Who’s Developing Whom? 
Achieving Millennium Development Goals through
International Service-Learning

The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty to forming ethical partnerships for development, form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. The goals have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s most vulnerable.
This year’s symposium, “Who's Developing Whom,” is intended to strengthen our commitment to a core purpose: to engage students, community-based organizations and institutions in creating partnerships based on inclusion, social and economic justice, and service to others. We invite you to join us as we celebrate over thirty years of working to develop the student as a person while simultaneously improving the lives of others around the world.

Student + Service

  • How do students impact service organizations?
  • What do students want to learn from the service placement?
  • How do we ensure inclusion of all voices in a service setting?
Student + Experience  
  • How do we create a more diverse student body that studies abroad?
  • How do we support students before, during & after the program?
  • What are the barriers for educational institutions that prevent students from studying/serving abroad?
  • How do we increase study abroad participation?

Student + Impact

  • How do we encourage student research (undergraduate and graduate)?
  • What are the cultural issues that affect the relationship between the service organization and the student?
  • How does service impact the student personally or professionally?

Community + Service / Experience / Impact

  • What are best practices being implemented by community partners involved in service-learning?
  • How do we collaborate in terms of assessing community development goals as well as student learning outcomes?
NOTE:  You will need to create a login name and password, so PLEASE WRITE THEM DOWN FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. You will be able to save your Proposal and come back to it IF YOU REMEMBER your login credentials.
  • Once you have logged into the system, select the green, “FORMS” tab located on the left side of the page and then be sure you click the “All Available Forms” sub-tab.
  • Next, click the green “APPLY” button on the right-hand side of the page that is next to “IPSL USIL Symposium 2015 - CUSCO PERU - SessionProposals Submission Form”. 
  • Please fill out all fields. Note: items with an asterisk (*) are required.
  • You can save your submission form and finish it later by simply clicking the “SAVE” button at the bottom of the page. You will notice that you can access your Proposal again by clicking “MODIFY” once you are ready to resume completing your Proposal
  • Once all the required fields are filled out, click “Save” at the bottom of the page (Note that items with an asterisk (*) are required.)
  • When you are ready to submit your Proposal, click "Save" at the bottom. You should then see a “Submit” button on the next page. If you do NOT see the "Submit" button, please be sure you have completed the required (*) fields. 
  • Please note, after you submit your forms you will not be able to go back to modify your Proposal submission.




Registration is OPEN. Please click HERE to register for the 2015 Symposium in CUSCO, PERU!
Cusco, Peru Hotel Recommendations:

The hotels listed below are located in the heart of Cusco, and are within walking distance to the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL) – Cusco campus where the symposium will be held.

All hotels listed below offer symposium guests a discount rate, but HURRY... the discounts end August 8, 2015.

Five Star Hotels:

Hotel Monasterio
Symposium Discount Code: PT001BE

Four Star Hotels:

Hotel José Antonio Cusco
Symposium Discount Code: PT002JAC

Hotel Eco Inn 
Symposium Discount Code: PT003EIC

Los Portales
Symposium Discount Code: PT004LPC

San Agustin Av. Sol
Symposium Discount Code: PT005SAS

Casa Don Ignacio Hotel
Please work with Cristian Lopez Zereceda at the USIL campus in Cusco to find out rates and make reservations.

Three Star Hotels:

Hotel Samay
Symposium Discount Code: PT006SHC

Hotel San Juan de Dios (Social Enterprise Partner.) 
Symposium Discount Code: PT007SJD
Email: mailto:administració

Niños Hotel (Social Enterprise Partner.)
Symposium Discount Code: PT008NHC

Cusco, Peru Excursions:

IPSL, USIL, and PATH TRAVEL have partnered to offer the following excursions to our symposium participants.

Imperial Cusco Program:

Cusco and the Surrounding Archeological Sites – Half Day $80 USD

The tour starts in the afternoon.
Visit the Cathedral in the main square of Cusco and Qoricancha, the Sun temple. Then take a tour bus to the mountains above Cusco to visit the archeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.
The tour ends at approximately 6:30 pm.

Sacred Valley Tour – Full Day $80 USD

The tour starts in the morning. You will be met at your hotel and board a tour bus to the magnificent archeological site of Pisaq and its typical Indian market. Here you will have the opportunity to learn about the customs of its inhabitants and bargain with the artisans and merchants. Next you will visit the town of Urubamba, traveling along the Vilcanoto River. In the afternoon, you will visit the fortress and citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance of this part of the valley by protecting it from invasion by tribes from the jungle. Here you will have the opportunity to walk through the charming, narrow streets. Lastly, on the way back, the tour will stop and visit the archeological site Chinchero. 
The tour ends at approximately 6:30pm.

Machu Picchu Tour – Full Day
Visadome train $370 USD
Expedition Train $340 USD

The tour starts very early in the morning and departs from your hotel. A tour bus will take you to the train station of Ollantaytambo where your journey to Machu Picchu starts. The journey will take you through a dramatic and ever-changing landscape before you arrive in Aguas Calientes. Here you will meet up with your Machu Picchu tour guide and board the tour bus for the final part of your journey. Once at the top of the mountain, you will get off the bus with your guide and start hiking the famous Huayna Picchu Mountain up to one of the most spectacular views of Machu Picchu. After the hike, you will enjoy a two-to-three hour tour of Machu Picchu. After which you will return to Aguas Calientes for the train ride back to Cusco.


• Entrance fees for all the tours
• Transportation
• Lunch in the Sacred Valley
• Train Tickets to Machu Picchu (round trip)
• Bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (round trip)
• Tour guide (bilingual)

To book your reservation for an unforgettable visit to Machu Picchu, Cusco City and the Sacred Valley, please contact Fanny Pimentel at PATH TRAVEL: for details.

Visit PATH TRAVEL'S website for more exciting tours in Peru:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact IPSL.

Thank You!


Questions and comments, please inquire with Mike Moran at IPSL:

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