Peruvian, OSU Set Up Exchange Program

Peruvian faculty and Hort & LA faculty at OSU President Halligan's house warming reception

Peruvian students, faculty and OSU faculty at Dr. Maronek's reception party

The Landscape Architecture Program at Oklahoma State University will host 13 people from the Universidad National Federico Villarreal, Lima, Peru, for a four week exchange program beginning Feb. 10.

This will be the first year of the exchange program, with the Peruvian students studying on the OSU campus and OSU participants traveling to Peru in May, according to Charles Leider, director and professor of the OSU Landscape Architecture Program. The student will participate in some landscape architecture studio design classes, as well as work in the computer lab.

In addition, the Peruvian students will be involved in preparing a sketch problem for a memorial plan for the Alfred P. Murray Federal Building bombing site; a visual design study for enhancement of the driving experience from the Oklahoma City airport to the downtown area; and a creative playground for preschool children at the Unitarian church in Stillwater.

OSU plans to send 12-15 students to Peru May 6 to June 1. Participants will be required to maintain a daily journal and develop an annotated photographic essay or sketch book guided field trip or a report on a directed research topic. Total cost for each person in the exchange program is about $1,900 to $2,200, with $800 being designated for airfare, plus tuition if the program is taken for credit. Anyone interested in applying for the landscape architecture exchange program should contact Dr. Leider at 744-5420.

Professor Paul Hsu and Dean Luis Velasques

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