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Culinary Program in Peru – Employee Application

Employee Application Deadline: April 16, 2018

Program Summary:

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION are a major focus of the Nova Scotia Community College. As part of this work we are presenting the first year of this exciting program opportunity!

South American cuisine has many influences, due to the ethnic fusion of South America. This combination of great ingredients with customs from Peru topped with ethnic influences has made Peruvian food some of the best in the world. To explore this further, NSCC is offering an exciting program opportunity!

NSCC will be seeking a culinary faculty lead for the Study in Peru. The faculty selected will support and help prepare the students for the experience. They will travel with the students to Peru in September 2018.

Interested employees are asked to review the information below, including the Criteria for Selection, and to submit the online application form.  Expressions of interest will be reviewed by NSCC International and the Manager, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management.

The 2018 program will take place for fourteen days September 2018.

The 2018 NSCC Culinary Programs will provide an opportunity for students to travel to Peru in South America to participate in a program at partner institution Institudo del Sur (ISUR). The program will consist of a variety of activities including demonstration/kitchen participation of Peruvian dishes, industry visits (restaurants, markets, farms etc.) and a cultural program. The NSCC team will engage with students and faculty from ISUR during the time they are there. The exchange will involve a mutual sharing of cooking techniques and gastronomy from both Peru (by students and faculty of ISUR) and Nova Scotia (from students and faculty of NSCC).

About Arequipa, Peru and Institudo del Sur

Arequipa is Peru’s second largest city and is approximately 1,000 kilometers south of Lima and located 2,328 meters above sea level. Although Arequipa’s historic (and beautiful) city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (declared in 2000) it is a very industrious city with a high level of employment compared to other regions of the country. Tourism is also a big industry in Arequipa as it is the third most visited city in Peru after Cusco and Lima. The city offers beautiful mountains/volcanoes and valleys and is a culinary delight.

Institudo del Sur (ISUR) is a private Catholic technological institute located in the heart of Arequipa. Programs offered at ISUR are in the areas of Business, Hospitality and Tourism, Gastronomy, Administration and Graphic Design and Multimedia (www.isur.edu.pe).  NSCC has been working with ISUR since 2014 and has had six Peruvian students on exchange studying Tourism Management and Culinary Arts. In 2015 NSCC tourism students visited ISUR on an international tourism program exploring and leaning about the industry in the region.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To develop and refine the skills needed to prepare for and participate in an international learning experience including research, organization, risk management, teamwork, interpersonal communication and cultural competence and sensitivity.
  • To identify and reflect on the differences and similarities between Canada and Peru in regards to the culinary techniques and the gastronomy industry in general
  • To strengthen academic and portfolio profiles through enhanced research, analytical thinking, planning, communication, innovation, entrepreneurship and applied learning. 

NSCC International will Provide:

  • Funding for all travel costs
  • Logistical coordination (risk management, pre-departure orientation, travel documentation support, arrangement of in-country transportation and accommodation, etc.).
  • Program management support.

Selection Criteria:

  • Continuing, full time employee teaching in the Culinary Program
  • International experience considered an asset.
  • Commitment to applying learning in future work with NSCC.

Application Requirements:

  • Online Application Form
  • Signed letter of support from your supervisor stating they are aware you are applying for this opportunity (uploaded to the online form)

 Project Timeline (subject to change):

April 2018 Student and Faculty Application (Call for Submission)
April 2018 Faculty Selection
April/May 2018 Student Selection
May 2018 Design Student Learning Contract
June 2018 Student Learning Contracts finalized and signed
Summer 2018 Research and planning phase initiated
Summer 2018 Online Pre-Departure Course begins
Summer 2018 Health Travel Consultation and Immunization
September 2018 International Learning Program in Peru
October 2018 Reporting and Debriefing



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Have Questions? Contact Kellie McMullin, NSCC International: kellie.mcmullin@nscc.ca or 902-491-3387

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