J-Term: La Ventanilla, Peru

One of the unique experiences from the 2020 J-Term was a trip to Peru for a handful of Duhawks. The Loras class spent a week volunteering their time at the San Juan Bautista School as they laid a concrete slab in front of the building for basketball, soccer and school assemblies.

Students and faculty did get some time to explore the city of Lima, located to the south of La Ventanilla.

View the images below to get a feel of the experience.

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2019, Loras was the second-highest ranked Catholic college in the state of Iowa according to College Consensus, the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the third consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 10th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).