Study Abroad in Cusco

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Explore Cusco, Peru

Once the capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco remains the gateway to the Sacred Valley and its ancient splendors. Students can immerse themselves in the ancient wonder and natural beauty of Cusco and gain an authentic understanding of what it means to be “Cuzqueño.” 

Every CIEE semester program has cultural excursions and study tours uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion. In Cusco, past study tours and excursions have included:

  • Exploring the wonder of Machu Picchu
  • Strolling the stepped terraces of Ollantaytambo and the nearby Maras salt ponds
  • Taking in the grandeur of Sacsayhuaman – former Inca citadel
  • Learning traditional textile weaving through the Awanacancha Textile Market

Where Students Study

CIEE Cusco Located in the modern Magisterio neighborhood, CIEE Cusco has a cozy atmosphere with classrooms, a garden-patio, and a rooftop terrace to take-in the beauty of the surrounding mountains. Students have easy access to nearby shops, cafés, restaurants, and public transportation. Most host families live within walking distance of CIEE and the city’s historic center is just a 15-minute bus ride. 

Internships & Volunteering

Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer. In Cusco, students can volunteer to help teachers in the fields of psychology, marketing, or management through Aldea Yanapay NGO or improve their leadership skills by volunteering with Palccaraqui NGO.  

Study Abroad in Cusco

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