…and UDEP is NOT UNH

The Universidad DE Piura (UDEP) was begun in 1969 by a member of the Opus Dei (which obviously accounts for its “holiness” in classes). Don´t take alarm at how young the university may seem, most of the universities in Peru were started around the same time, many even in the last 10 years.

Perú is a different country than the US, with an obviously different past and different influences, all of which I am learning through being here. I will say though, that besides a very random class schedule, classes here seem very well organized and thought-out, with detailed syllabi and many, many big course reading packets provided for students free of charge (I wish UNH would catch on to this!)

Besides the classes that I already described, UDEP totally differs from UNH in overall atmosphere, which I will try to demonstrate through an array of photos. It´s quite beautiful, I hope that it shows!!

As you can see, there are tons of flora and fauna, including peacocks, deer, iguana, foxes, owls, etc etc. Everytime we step onto campus, I feel like I´m entering into some exotic world… I love it!

One Response to “…and UDEP is NOT UNH”
  1. Casey Thomas says:

    Nata, It is so interesting to be at a different school than UNH, or at least it was for me… Especially just the feeling of fitting in with the other students, being accepted into their world… Even in Tanzania, when I was so totally obviously not one of them, they still welcomed me with open arms, and shared seats with me (the classrooms were a bit unequipped for the volume of students). The only regrets I have from spending time in other places are not making lasting relationships with people…. Make sure you work hard to keep your friends friends!<3

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