Empowering Locally, Educating Globally
A study abroad program that is part of a greater plan for sustainable community development, Rehearsing Change carries out the central mission of Pachaysana by empowering local communities while simultaneously educating global leaders. We are part of the Fair Trade Learning movement and practice decolonial education. Local counterparts and international students learn together, studying development, sustainability, identity and globalization, all in the context of the reality of our local community. We apply learned knowledge and tools through the Applied Arts (or Arts for Social Change), Engaged Learning/Scholarship and Participatory Action Research. Rehearsing Change is designed, administered and evaluated in partnership with our local community partners and is accredited through our school of record, Juniata College.
FALL 2021 Semester Plans: After reverting to online learning for the 2020-21 academic year, click here to learn more about how we intend to operate our Fall 2021 semester! Please note that our usual Fall (in Quito) and Spring (in the Amazon) are likely to change over the course of the 2021-22 school year.