Program Details

Nothing can prepare you for the spectacular beauty of the Peruvian Andes. On this community service and cultural immersion adventure, the land of the Incas and the People of the Sun will entrance you with its remarkable history and welcoming inhabitants.
Location:
Lima, Peru
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Nothing can prepare you for the spectacular beauty of the Peruvian Andes. On this community service and cultural immersion adventure, the land of the Incas and the People of the Sun will entrance you with its remarkable history, welcoming inhabitants and breathtaking scenery. Once the largest civilization on earth, the legacy of the Inca Empire lives on today in its descendants, the Andean culture and the Inca language, Quechua. Travel back in time, trekking an ancient Incan trail on a journey to Machu Picchu, astounding ruins surrounded by towering snow-capped mountains. Explore villages to discover a blend of Inca and Colonial architecture and traditions. In Peru’s Sacred Valley spend time learning Spanish or building on what you already know. Then travel to the far reaches of the Northern Cordillera Blanca to embark on service work with Peace Corps volunteers and Quechua Indians. This extraordinary and rare opportunity allows you to experience Peru in a way few ever can. Our programs are unrivaled because of Broadreach's unique blend of meaningful community service, cultural exploration and hands-on learning in truly spectacular destinations. Community service is an integral part of every Broadreach adventure, complementing and interwoven into the academic and cultural focus of the program. While making a real contribution to the communities we visit, service work provides rich opportunities for learning, personal growth, leadership development and cultural understanding, offering our students remarkable perspectives on other people and places, as well as their role in the world.
Setting Description:
What is Peru? Peru is hiking the Ancient Inca Trail to perhaps the world’s best known archaeological wonder (hint, its initial are M.P.) Peru is llamas and alpacas. Peru is learning Spanish in the Sacred Valley and picking up a few words in Quechua, a language spoken by Incan descendants. Peru is taking in the energy of Cusco, then releasing all of your energy into service projects in the Cordillera Negra. Peru is modern and ancient, peaks and valleys, and yours to discover. We fly into Cusco, a World Heritage Site littered with colorful people, museums, ruins, and colonial buildings built on top of stone laid by the Inca. Cusco is also the gateway to you guessed it, Machu Picchu — Peru’s jewel in the clouds. This incredible high-altitude city, inhabited by the Incas in the 15th century, wasn’t discovered until 1911. Despite what you might have read, no travel guide can prepare you for the first time you see it. It’s an experience that’s all yours. See how easy it is to get carried a

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 1 Reviews

  • Adventures abroad complete life
    5.0
    01/16/16

    I love Peru! I love abroad travel! I love Spanish! And I can only say those words thanks to this exquisite Peru Spanish and service trip. I always had aspirations to travel abroad, explore new land, open my eyes and ears to a new culture. I always wanted

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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