This popular combination of a service trip and leadership expedition takes you to Peru, a multi-ethnic country, a melting pot that has created a variety of expressions in art, literature, and music. Peru was home to two of the great ancient civilizations, and while it now boasts the modern urban centers of Lima and Cusco, in many of the small villages the old ways have been preserved and are respected throughout the country. The community of Ancoto is impoverished, with no sewer system and inadequate drinking water supplies. Inhabitants also suffer malnutrition due to crop shortages. Students will work alongside locals in their service work with the school kitchen and greenhouse to provide for hygienic meal preparation and nutritional improvement. Many educators also work with our team to transform this service trip into a unique design-thinking experience that combines pre-trip interactions with our field study center in Peru with the opportunity to develop and implement solutions for the local community around the real-world challenges and issues the students have been exploring in class.