SSU students traveled to Peru

Submitted Photo Shawnee State University students traveled to Peru as part of Spanish course.

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Five Shawnee State University students traveled to Peru from May 7th-15th as part of a Spanish course taught by Professor Pablo Salinas.

The five SSU students who traveled with Professor Salinas were Allison Higgins, Angel Jimenez, Edy Johnson, James Manchester and Savannah Nelson.

The group visited a Peruvian University, Machu Picchu, Cusco, the cradle of the Inca Empire, Lima, former center of the Spanish Colonial Empire in South America, and many other places in Peru where tradition and modernity meet.

“It was nice to be able to experience this trip with my students as it was the first trip abroad for most of them,” said Professor Salinas. “I’m also glad to hear that because of the Peru Trip, they want to travel and experience more of the world.”

The trip was fully funded for all participants thanks to the Hodgden Travel Fund at SSU.

Photos and stories about the Peru trip can be found on Spanish at Shawnee State University on Facebook.

For more information about the trip and the Spanish program at SSU, please contact Professor Salinas at