Study Abroad in Cusco, Peru

Peruvian Study Abroad Program

Group of students standing in PeruThe summer study abroad program in Cusco, Peru is a 4-week program in June. Students can earn 3, 6, or 9 credits in Spanish. All levels welcome. An optional Latin American Studies course is available in English or Spanish: "Perspectives of Health, Healthcare, and Well-being in Latin America". 

Cusco, Peru, the former capital of the Inca Empire, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is a major tourist destination and the gateway city to the Andes, from where you can easily visit countless sites such as the famous Machu Picchu, one of the most fascinating lost cities in the world.

Program Includes:

  • all supervised activities in Cusco
  • trip and tour of Machu Picchu (2 days)
  • trip and tours in the Sacred Valley (1 day)
  • trip to Puno and Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world (3 days, night at Amantani island, inhabited by Quechua-speaking fishermen and farmers).
  • trip to Manu (3 days)—Amazon rainforest.
  • stay with host families in Cusco (two students per family)
  • Spanish classes at Centro Tinku
  • Volunteering Opportunities in the areas of health, education (ESL), and environmental protection

 Students sitting on ground in Peru

Contact Information

For more information, contact Dr. Yamile Silva:

Dr. Yamile Silva
316 O'Hara Hall

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