Peru Culture

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Culture is the aquired knowledge that people use to interpret, experience, and generate social behavior.
Culture is learned by viewing beliefs and customs within the culture and we extrapolate meaning systems by observing what people do, what they say, and the artifacts people use. In class, we studied Peru's culture through college students at USIL, a university in Lima. We were able to talk to them through video,e-mail, and chat discussion.
My partner was Fiorella and from her I learned many things about her culture: College life, family tradition, religion, meaning of life, stereoytpes, and predjudices. From talking to Fiorella, I found that some things about the university in Lima were similar and some were different to the college life here in Greenville, North Carolina. On our first linking day I was able to chat with Fiorella about college. Most students live close to the university or about fifteen to twenty minutes away with their parents. I found out that have the same break between classes as we do here at East Carolina University.
From when class ends, Lima students are given ten minutes to get from class to class just like here. From chatting with Fiorella and her classmates, a majority of the students were majoring in tourism and business management. Lima has started to attract more tourist which has increased the country's income, so tourism and like hotel management have been considered demanding jobs. Along with college, comes parties and it was interesting to learn that the university students in Lima "party" similar to the students at East Carolina University. At college parties in
Lima, students dance, talk with each other, drink, sing, and listen to all kinds of music. Fiorella also told me that there are fraternities and sororities at the university. Family culture and traditions are very important to…...

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