Immerse yourself in the ancient wonder and natural beauty of Cusco, Peru. A semester in Peru means being able to explore Peruvian Studies and Comparative Learning. Nestled within the Peruvian Andes, the former capital of the Incan Empire continues to be the gateway to the Sacred Valley and its ancient splendors. Students from virtually all academic areas can experience this unique program, which combines co-curricular activities with classroom learning to give students an authentic understanding of what it means to be “Cuzqueño”.
Courses are taught by academics and experts from a range of local universities such as Universidad Andina del Cusco, Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco, and Instituto Bartolomé de las Casas, among others.
- 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.
- 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.