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January 29, 2013

Students and faculty recently returned from an adventurous trip to Peru, where they visited several cities, including Lima, Arqueba, Cuzco and Penu.

The trip was led by Dr. Yaser Najjar, Dean of Graduate Studies and a professor in the Geography Department. He said highlights of the trip included a visit to Machu Picchu. The group also traveled to Lake Titicaca on top of the Andes Mountains. The largest lake in South America by volume of water, Lake Titicaca is located 12,500 feet above sea level. A dozen students and faculty members took part in the educational adventure.

Each year, FSU faculty offer several guided trips at locations around the world through the Office of International Education. Faculty-led programs provide a variety of benefits for students: as an overseas program directly linked to their coursework at FSU; the security of traveling with someone whom they know and respect; and a shorter program that opens up this opportunity to many students who otherwise would not spend a full semester abroad.

Trips planned for this spring include a visit to Rome, Italy led by Geography Professor Judith Otto and a trip to Oman in the Middle East led by Professor Audrey Kali from the Communication Arts Department. Summer trips are also planned for London and Italy. To learn more about international education opportunities at Framingham State University, visit

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,400 students with 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a public university, Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.

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