Information for term Peruvian Studies
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineMay 1, 2020
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Deadline: May 1, 2020
- Dates: Aug 27 – Dec 16, 2020 (16 weeks)
- Credit: 15 semester hours / 22.5 quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
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Discover a kaleidoscope of culture and history in this picturesque region of Peru. At slightly more than 11,000 feet, the Andean city of Cusco is situated on top of what was once the capital of the Inca Empire. Live with a local host family; practice your Spanish as you prepare and share meals; shop at local markets; and mingle with Cusqueño people, most of whom are bilingual in Spanish and Quechua - the local indigenous language. It’s all part of the mix, or mestizaje, of Andean and Catholic traditions, and old and new – that makes this South American experience so unique.
Discover Machu Picchu
Few sites elicit the wonder that Machu Picchu does. Students explore various historical interpretations and challenges faced by historians and archeologists to develop their own idea of the site’s purpose.
Take in the grandeur of this former citadel, built by the Inca using giant stones - some weighing over 300 tons and nearly 30 feet tall – located high above the city of Cusco.
Awanachancha Textile Market
The Awanacancha Project offers students an unmatched tutorial in traditional textile weaving - from the dying of the yarn, to the intricate traditional Andean weaving techniques.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites12
Location & CultureClick to Open
Once the capital of the Inca Empire, modern day Cusco is a colorful mix of contemporary and traditional. Most “Cusqueños” speak Quechua and Spanish, but with over three million visitors a year, the air is often filled with a variety of languages. Walking down the streets of the historic district, visitors can see the mestizaje (mixture) of architecture – colonial adobe walls and ceilings built upon massive foundations and gates of Incan palaces of the past. In 1983, the city of Cusco was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as was nearby Machu Picchu - one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
Excursions & Activities
- Explore Cusco’s fascinating past visiting ancient ruins and historical sites
- Spend a mystical day taking in the wonder of Machu Picchu
- Walk back centuries in the Sacred Valleys as you stroll the stepped terraces of Ollantaytamnbo and the nearby Maras salt ponds
Projects, Volunteer Opportunities, or Internships
- Volunteer to help teachers in the classroom work with disadvantaged children.
- Improve your leadership skills by volunteering in underserved communities with community building efforts.
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Daily LifeClick to Open
Homestay: Students stay with local Peruvian families where most have at least one family member speaks some English.
Homestays provide students with three meals per day, laundry once a week, purified water, and internet access.
Where You'll Study
Plaza Mayor de Cusco
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Program DetailsClick to Open
What you need to knowThe program details
Nestled high in the Andean mountains - at 11,000 ft., the ancient city of Cusco is an incredible setting for your Peruvian Studies program. Enroll in classes taught in English and Spanish in the humanities, social sciences, and art, as well as Spanish language classes. Courses are taught by academics and local and international experts from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.
You will also have the opportunity to participate in a range of complementary co-curricular and volunteer activities, plus stimulating excursions which promote a deeper understanding and integration into your host community as active global learners.
AcademicsClick to Open
Students need to have an overall GPA of at least 2.5.
Students are required to enroll in 5 courses for 15 semester credits.
CoursesClick to Open
Total credit: 15 U.S. semester/22.5 quarter credits
CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
Language of Instruction
Students are required to enroll in five courses from language and content electives.
Fall 2020 CIEE CoursesClick to Open
Communication, Journalism, and Media
Health Professions and Related Programs
Languages and Cultural Studies
Literature, Linguistics, and Writing
Natural Resources, Conservation, and the Environment
Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
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Scholarships & Grants
CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
- CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
- MSI Grant
- Latin America Flight Voucher
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.See more scholarship info
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Dates & Fees
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.
YOUR FEE INCLUDES:
- Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
- Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
- Orientation – an introduction to Peruvian culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host country and city
- Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
- Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
- Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
- 24/7 emergency on-site support
Fees & Housing
|Fall 2020 16 weeks||May 1, 2020||Aug 27, 2020||Dec 16, 2020||
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CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.
Participation Confirmation = $300 *
Educational Costs = $13,783 **
Housing = $2,700
Insurance = $167Total Fees = $16,950
Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.
International Airfare = $1,150 †
Local Transportation = $320
Books & Supplies = $150
Personal expenses = $1,500Total Estimated Costs = $3,120
CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.
This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.
Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.
** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students
† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure
To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.
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