Colegio Trener in Peru
Located in Lima, Peru, Colegio Trener is a bilingual, co-educational day school that serves 880 students in pre-kindergarten through 11th grade. Founded in 1997, the school offers its students an intensive English program and modern curriculum to prepare them to "face the academic demands of the current world as well as to encourage their personal development and autonomous thinking." Trener provides state-of-the art facilities for its academic, athletic and arts programs. Brooks students travel to Peru during our summer break; Brooks hosts students from Trener during their summer break, in late January and February. Students live with host families and have the opportunity to participate in a class trip to historical sites in Peru. They take classes in both English and Spanish, offering them the opportunity to apply their Spanish language skills. An advanced level of Spanish language is required for this exchange.

Jiwon Oh '11 of Daegu, South Korea | "My trip to Peru was truly an eye-opening experience. There, I met some of the nicest and most welcoming people who were eager to show me around. Due to their generosity, I have been to historical Cuzco, long-standing Machu Picchu, and rapidly developing Lima. If I were to name one thing that struck me the most, it would be the rich history of Machu Picchu. I could not believe the grandiose trace of the ancient society: I could feel the lively atmosphere of a bustling Inca civilization. My camera’s memory card from the trip to Machu Picchu is one of my most precious treasures: Fleecy alpacas and colorful parrots painted my vivid memory of Peru."

Projected Participants | 1 boy, 1 girl

Dates of Travel | June 1 – July 8

The Brooks School Exchange Program, founded in 1986, promotes the global education of students from Brooks and its partner schools in Botswana, Hungary, Scotland, Spain, France and Peru. By living abroad as residents in other school communities, our students are challenged to extend themselves to another place, another culture, another people – and, most importantly, to be affected by them, to be changed by them. We are confident that experiencing this transformative process of enculturation makes our students more empathetic and engaged global citizens.