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Loyola Men’s Soccer Peru Trip

Help send the Ramblers to Peru!

  • Loyola Men’s Soccer is planning a service-learning trip to Peru.
  • The trip is planned for March 2016.
  • The team needs your help to make the trip a reality.
  • The fundraising goal is $15,000.
  • You can make a gift here.

The Loyola Men's Soccer program has put together an unbelievable experience for our student-athletes during Spring Break 2016. We have partnered with the Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya in Lima, Peru, to plan an educational, cultural and service learning trip this March. The experience will begin for our student-athletes in January when each will enroll in a course at Loyola designed to immerse them in the history and culture of Peru.

The trip to Peru during spring break will be the capstone experience of the course. Not only will our student-athletes tour cultural sites and play soccer in Peru, we’ll be participating in a number of service activities throughout the week. We hope to focus our service with the Martin Luther King Association at El Agustino, where former gang members are working to rejoin their communities and workforce thanks in large part to the rehabilitation efforts through soccer.

We have designed this trip to embody the hallmarks of a Jesuit education and the mission of Loyola University, a community working to expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith. Jesuits follow the principles of cura personalis – the care of the whole person. Our trip to Peru provides us with the opportunity to educate our student-athletes in mind, body, and spirit, instilling in them a sense of social justice and global awareness.

Fundraising goal: $15,000.

Any gift – no matter the size – will have a huge impact.