Glenn Sugar


Student of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Standford University, USA

“I had a great experience in the JIREP program. The staff was very friendly and made sure that both living in Lima and working at the JRO was fun for the students. It was great to be able to work on an interesting project during the week and explore Lima or travel on weekends. Someone was always available to address any questions I had about my project or help with getting around Peru. I will miss the people I met and hope to come back soon!.”

Harrison Bourne


Student of Electrical Engineering
Miami University, USA

“I had a great time. All the staff was very helpful.”

Sang Min Han


Student of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Cornell University, USA

“I had an unforgettable experience at JRO. I met great people, had the chance to make friends from all around the world, improved my Spanish, and experienced Peru firsthand. I also learned a lot about the ionosphere and radar signal processing. I recommend JIREP to anyone interested in electromagnetics, radars, and/or signal processing. ”

Juliano Moro


Student of Physics
National Institute for Space Research – INPE, Brazil

“My eleven weeks at JRO were excellent. I had the opportunity to work one-on-one with experienced scientists. The JRO staff are really friendly and helpful. My host family made me feel welcome and I had the chance to experience the rich Peruvian culture with them. Thanks for making this experience very pleasant! I strongly recommend the JIREP program for all the students interested in ionospheric and radar studies. ”

Jennifer Smith


Student of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana, USA

“JIREP is a great program. Working at Jicamarca, you can learn about all aspects of the incoherent scatter radar, along with a variety of other systems used to observe and measure the ionosphere. I enjoyed working at Jicamarca along with living in and traveling around Peru. There are a variety of great places to visit. I was so busy the weeks went by really fast.”

Robert Sorbello


Student of Electrical Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University, USA

“Through our interactions, it was extremely beneficial to listen an alternate approach to solving problems. Outside of project related work, I was able to get to know many of the employees personally, in which everyone from the beginning of the program was very welcoming. Finally, I believe the all of the JIREP students formed a special bond through our many hours spent together traveling around Peru. The trips were definitely unforgettable, and I would absolutely do them again. Thank you Jicamarca for the amazing 3 months!.”