Students will be housed in a large three-story, fully furnished field house in Nepeña, a small town that is 30 minutes away from Chimbote on the coast. Bedrooms are double-occupancy and roommates will be assigned after arrival based on roommate answers from the field school application. This field school is an inclusive space, and we will make sure all co-habitations are comfortable. There are two shared bathrooms with heated showers. Cleaning will be done regularly to clean and disinfect high traffic areas of the house and materials. Potentially contaminated materials will be disposed of. Masks must be worn indoors in all shared spaces (e.g. during lectures, labs, kitchen).
Regular hand washing will be a part of the project’s daily schedule.
Laundry lines and sinks are available to do your own laundry. Access to a washing machine is available at the project cook’s (Veronica) house. Veronica will do your laundry for a small fee. Washing detergent must be provided by the student.
The kitchen is fully stocked and is available for students to use. There is no WiFi at the house. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided Monday to Saturday. Lunch will be provided and delivered in the field. On Sundays, students are responsible for their individual meals; there are multiple options for food, including cooking at the house and restaurants in Nepeña. Veronica is able to accommodate celiac disease, lactose intolerance, food allergies, and those who are vegetarian. Specialized diets such as keto and vegan are difficult to accommodate. Typical breakfasts include bread, eggs, and avocado. Typical lunches and dinners include rice, beans, and meat. Vegetables and fruit are served in small portions. It is recommended that you buy your own vegetables and store them in the kitchen if you need more vegetables in your diet.
Drinking water will be provided by program staff and is available for personal purchase in Nepeña.