Peru: Cusco

    Summer

    In Cusco, ISA-HS offers students a 4-week long intensive Spanish language program. Students will be in the classroom for a total of 80 hours for the duration of the program. ISA-HS students attend classes for four hours a day Monday through Friday in Spanish Grammar as well as Conversation and Culture. Class schedules will be confirmed once the students have arrived and language levels have been determined. Students will be in classes with other ISA-HS participants. Tutoring services are available at the ISA-HS office.

    Cusco is a city in southeastern Peru, situated in the Peruvian Andes Mountains. Cusco is home to the palace of the Inca, the Temple of the Sun, and the nearby Inca archaeological site of Machu Picchu. The first Spaniards arrived in the 1530s, with Spanish conquistador, Francisco Pizarro, discovering the city. Much of the architecture in present-day Cusco is a mix of Inca and Spanish influence.

    Cusco, with a population of 300,000, is considered the Inca capital of Peru. Situated in the Peruvian Andes Mountains in the southeastern region of the country, it is home to both the Temple of the Sun, once the most important temple for the Incas, and the nearby Inca archaeological site of Machu Picchu. The Spaniards conquered Cusco in the 16th century, preserving the basic structure, but building Baroque churches and palaces over the ruins. Cusco has special weather due to both its altitude as well as its closeness to the equator; the average highs during the month of July are 70° F and lows are at 30° F. Today, the city attracts tourism from all over the world, due to the preservation of its culture displayed in the amazing archaeological sites, architecture, and colorful Peruvian dress. The city thrives with tourism, commerce, and activities and many find the city incredibly friendly and walkable.

    Program Cost Includes: - Pre-program Advising and Services - Tuition at University - Room And Board with Homestay - Airport Reception - On-Site Orientation - Hotel and Ground Transportation - Overnight Cultural Excursions and Day Trips - Entrance Fees and Guided Tours - Daily Activities - Full-Time U.S. Staff and Resident Staff Abroad - On-Site ISA-HS Office with Computer Lab and Internet Access - Academic Credits - International Medical Insurance - Tutorial Assistance - Language Exchanges - Transcript Services

    Cultural and Regional Studies, Spanish Language and Literature Studies

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