Community Service • This summer program in Peru is designed to provide the opportunity to learn about another culture by forming meaningful relationships with local people and undertaking a shared community service experience together. You should come to the summer with an open mind, eager to participate in new experiences and interested in exploring another culture and way of life . During your travels in Peru, you can expect to participate in several different service experiences — light construction projects where you may learn to mix cement or paint a community building, environmental projects such as planting seedlings or shadowing local farmers, and educational projects such as teaching English to local children. All students participate in each of the group’s projects on a rotating basis, and everyone lends a hand in meal preparation and cleanup. Students enrolled in Putney’s 21-day Peru program can expect to complete 60 hours of community service work. Students enrolled in Putney’s 15-day program can expect to complete 40 hours of community service work. To learn more about our Community Service programs, click here .