Program Details

On Semester in Cusco, you’ll take up to 5 courses, a combination of Spanish-language and Peru-focused courses taught in English. All levels of Spanish, from beginner to advanced, can be accommodated. A placement test taken when you arrive in Peru will det
Location:
Cusco, Peru
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
Cusco is a unique blend of ancient and modern, as the city that is now a tourist hub was originally established by the Inca and built up by the Spanish colonials. This vibrant, high-elevation city provides the perfect setting for you to study abroad in Peru. Start getting excited about: Traditional Peruvian culture and a rich history - Cusco retains much of its legacy as the center of the impressive Incan civilization, as they consider it the "belly button of the world." Incan influences are still very much present today, as many locals adorn the colorful outfits, speak Quechua, and maintain many customs and beliefs of the ancient Inca. Museums, libraries, and archaeological sites relating to the Inca abound in Cusco and surrounding areas. Incredible sights - Cusco is in a high valley, flanked by arguably the most beautiful mountain range in the world. The climate is delightful, the sun is bright, and the people are warm and welcoming. This region is home to amazing landmarks like Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, and is also filled with beautiful mountain views, traditional Quechua communities, llamas, salt flats, market towns, and ancient ruins. A quaint program focusing on Spanish language and Peruvian culture - The program takes place at a small satellite campus of a Peruvian university, developed specifically with study abroad students in mind. You can study Spanish language at any level and choose from a variety of courses focused on Peru's history and culture. Both classes and extracurriculars will take you out to explore the city and the many archaeological sites.

On Semester in Cusco, you’ll take up to 5 courses, a combination of Spanish-language and Peru-focused courses taught in English. All levels of Spanish, from beginner to advanced, can be accommodated. A placement test taken when you arrive in Peru will determine the best language course for you. The classes are highly interactive, and the field trips built into the curriculum will help you gain a true understanding and appreciation of this magnificent area.

If you've ever wanted to study abroad in Peru, then check out our Semester in Cusco program! Here are a few of the key highlights that make this program unique. Beautiful Sacred Valley with ruins, market towns, mountain hiking, and more Study Spanish in the Andes: Spanish-language courses at all levels Students from around the world Classes in diverse subjects in English Superb university Strong on-site support from the University staff Great, inexpensive Andean cuisine, including local specialty cuy (guinea pig!) The Cusco region has more than 2,000 types of potatoes to try! Heart of the Incan and other pre-Hispanic empires Colorful indigenous and religious festivals
Setting Description:
Cusco is a traveler’s favorite, and we know you’ll love it too. But unlike the typical traveler, you’ll have the opportunity to make Cusco your home for a full semester. Although Lima remains the official capital of Peru, Cusco was recently designated the historical capital of the country for its glorious past as the center of Incan civilization. UNESCO declared the city a World Heritage site in 1983, and you can easily see why: the legacy of Incan culture is readily apparent in the stunning architecture of the city, as well as its demographics. Peru is a highlight of South America for its diverse landscape of jungles, beaches, and mountains, as well as for its friendly people, delicious Andean cuisine, fun cities, and remote villages. You will love listening to Andean flutes, staying warm with alpaca sweaters, eating healthy quinoa soup, cheering on the Cienciaro futbol team, learning salsa moves, exploring the hippie San Blas neighborhood, volunteering locally, walking on cobbleston
Cost:
For current prices and dates please visit the CISabroad website.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

4.0

Based on 1 Reviews

  • Perusing Through Peru
    4.0
    09/06/17

    My study abroad in Cusco, Peru was nothing short than incredible. I stayed with a host family who had two young boys--Santiago (2) and Facundo (8). They became my little brothers and when I had to leave, four months later, it was just like leaving family.

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