Ayllu means community, kindred, a group of family. We use this term in reference to the small groups of students we send to their choice of 12 locations around the city. The students have four such assigned experiences throughout the study portion of the semester. Their choices include mostly museums. Ayllu groups provides an opportunity for students to explore museums best captured in small groups as well as get to know each other and explore different parts of the city on their own.
This past Thursday groups visited Huaca Pucllana, a archeological sight in the middle of a business district of Lima. Huaca Pucllana recently discovered a second mummy. Another group learned about the details of Precolombian cultures of Lima at the Archeology and Anthropology Museum.
photo courtesy of Marissa