Thanks to an agreement with the Peruvian Navy, Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL) is among the prestigious Peruvian brands on the BAP Unión training ship, which has been sailing to major world ports since May 11 of this year, taking along the best our country has to offer.
This Saturday, June 17, the BAP Unión will arrive in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, where it will participate in the Parade of Sail, a traditional Bostonian event in which ships from different countries parade into Boston harbor along with local vessels.
Afterward, a reception will be held on board the ship with local officials, representatives of the diplomatic corps and other guests. Among them will be USIL founder and chairman of the board of directors, Raúl Diez Canseco Terry, and the executive president of the university, Luciana de la Fuente de Diez Canseco.
At this reception, faculty chefs from our Gastronomy programs, in coordination with the ship’s chefs, will present a selection of Peruvian foods, using quinoa as the main ingredient. Quinoa is considered “the golden grain from the Andes” for is high nutritional value. Typical Peruvian desserts such as suspiro a la limeña, mazamorra morada, turrón de Doña Pepa and chocotejas will also be served.
From June 18 to 22, Bostonians will have the opportunity to attend a fair in the ship’s Peru Salon, where different products and services our country has to offer will be on display. There information will be provided on USIL’s academic programs.
As the global Peruvian university that is present for every milestone that marks our country’s history, USIL is proud to take the best of Peru to other parts of the world.
Peru’s first travelling embassy
The BAP Unión was named in honor of the original Unión ship, a corvette that participated in the first phase of the War of the Pacific in the fleet under the command of the great Peruvian naval hero, Admiral Miguel Grau.
It is worth noting that this ship is Latin America’s largest sailing ship. The BAP Unión is considered a "travelling embassy" that represents Peru with an image of national and maritime power in diplomatic, cultural, commercial and military environments.
It is also one of the world’s most efficient nautical schools, as young seamen sail and come to know the complexity of the sea, which has a positive impact on discipline, team work, courage and the valuable traditions inherited from naval glories throughout our history.