Intercultural Innovation Challenge

The Intercultural Innovation Challenge is a three-day session that will give you the opportunity to develop the skill of intercultural empathy. You will get to participate in an intercultural training and practice your English.

The activities include a Welcome Reception, an Intercultural Workshop, a Scavenger Hunt and a Walking Tour in the historic Center of Lima. Lunch will be provided for the three days.

Important Dates: July 15th – 17th

The program at a glance



Online Application



General Rules


-Applicants must upload a 1-minute video explaining they should be selected.

-Applicants must be UTEC students.

-Students from all bachelor programs are invited to participate.

-You must have approved at least 20 credits at the moment you're applying.


-Videos must be uploaded in the registration link attached in the flyer.

Vaccinations, meals, travel insurance and airfare to Madre de Dios (Peru) and Boston (USA) are NOT included.

You should not submit your video by email.

-The closing date for submitting the video is June 28th.

For further information, please contact Daniela Beltr+an from the Internationalization Office at

Online Application

You must complete and submit the online Application Form and upload your video. If the file is larger than 100MB, you will be unable to submit the online form.


We seek the most promising UTEC students in terms of motivation and personal qualities, and contributions. A total of 24 UTEC students will be selected for participating in the Intercultural Innovation Challenge. The Committee of Selection bases the evaluation considering the following criteria and aspects:


-Motivations for participating in the activities

-Fluency in English

-The level of communication and soft skills


Videos cannot be more than one minute long and not be larger than 100 MB. We suggest recording your video in .avi format. In the video you must mention the following aspects:

-Introduce yourself

-What does interculturality mean to you and why is it important?

-Why do you want to participate in the Intercultural Innovation Challenge and meet Purdue students?

General Rules

-Every participant must fully agree terms and conditions.

-If selected, it is mandatory to attend to all the three-day session's activities in the determined time and place. It is not allowed to participate in just a few activities.

-For participating in the Intercultural Innovation Challenge, it will be required to have availability from 8:30 am to 6 pm on July 15th – 17th.

-A certificate of participation will be issued to the students that complete all the activities described above.

-Selected participants are required to accept or denied the vacant. Applicants who are not selected will not be contacted.

For additional information on the program, please send an email to the Internationalization Office at, or stop by for Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 - 5:00 PM, or by appointment.