IFSA Patas

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IFSA Patas

During orientation, we hire PUCP students to serve as “PATAS” which means “buddies” in Peruvian slang. Our patas help us and our students with the basic needs they have to fulfill during orientation: like getting a cell phone, opening a bank account or surviving a combi ride. They also serve as peer to peer advisors, share activities with us and, in the long run, become good friends (or patas) with students.