Nexos Comunitarios - Learn Global Connect Local

About the Week

This three-day program will connect you with a team of Western students and Peruvian citizens, with a focus on learning and interacting with each other, focusing on serving each other in good ways. This is your opportunity to give a team of Peruvian participants a look into the Canadian culture and our systems and structures while learning from them about their culture and systems.

The first day of the experience will focus on connecting as a team, meeting the Peruvian team, and identifying each person's individual strengths through the CliftonStrengths assessment. You will then work on some team-building activities that help you connect with each other.

Day two will start with a community speaker from Peru. Then the team will work together to begin connecting some of the community challenges through a design jam style workshop and a photovoice project to help understand systematic community challenges in Peru and Canada.

Day three will focus on solution-based cross-cultural connections. Learning from each other and connecting over the challenges and solutions in each community. The day will conclude with a Peruvian/Canadian celebration.

About the Organization

Nexos Comunitarios is a Peruvian non-profit civil association formed by a group of professional citizens committed to reducing poverty in isolated communities within Peru and to promoting a better understanding and true respect between different societies and cultures (nationally and internationally). Nexos’s projects are developed based on the request from their partnering communities and tend to focus on facilitating human development and promoting diversification.

Program Dates

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - Friday, February 25, 2022

Participant Numbers

  • 12-15 students
  • 1 student team leader
  • 1 staff leader

Learning Outcomes

At the end of your Impact Experience you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate empathy and the ability to explore ideas, issues, and the world-at-large from viewpoints other than your own, through reflective practice, group discussions and program activities
  • Work under conditions of ambiguity or uncertainty by engaging with community members and working as a team
  • Demonstrate your sense of civic engagement and social responsibility by participating in community work, locally and internationally, and describe it through reflective practice
  • Demonstrate intercultural competence, sensitivity, and humility

Ideal Participant

If you are looking for exploration, design thinking, cultural exchange – this is your experience. This experience involves you being excited about the exploration of another culture, thinking about system design through an exploration and reflective process.

It is important to understand that this is a virtual program.


Careers & Experience is sponsoring student participation in this program. 

Preliminary Itinerary

The program will run the following dates:

  • Tuesday, February 22, 2022 (10:00-11:30 am & 1:30-3:00 pm)
  • Thursday, February 24, 2022 (10:00-11:30 am & 1:30-3:00 pm)
  • Friday, February 25, 2022 (10:00-11:30 am & 1:30-3:00 pm)


Please note you will not meet on Wednesday, February 23 however you will have asynchronous community reflection work this day. 

The itinerary will be updated shortly

Your team is encouraged to organize social evenings throughout the week such as virtual dinners and group chats and games. 

Need to Know

This is a virtual experience and you do not need to be in London to participate. 

Accessibility: Please contact us if you have any accessibility considerations we can address that would support your learning.