Program Details

Explore the fascinating yet diverse and complex ancient cultures of Peru. Visit key archaeological sites and museums from Chiclayo to Cusco including Machu Picchu, Caral, El Brujo, Huaca de la Luna, Chan Chan and more!
Location:
Huaraz, Peru; Cusco, Peru; Chiclayo, Peru; Lima, Peru
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Ancient History and Archaeology of Peru

This program runs every other year in odd years (next offering January 2019). If you are interested in this program save it to your profile.

Explore the fascinating yet diverse and complex ancient cultures of Peru. Visit key archaeological sites and museums from Chiclayo to Cusco including Machu Picchu, Caral, El Brujo, Huaca de la Luna, Chan Chan and more! This course’s prominent themes revolve around several key questions: How is it possible that complex civilizations arise in hostile ecologies?  What are the triggers for the developments of states and empires? Why do some cultures flourish, while others collapse in violence? And, do cultures really ever ‘collapse?’  What were the underpinnings of Andean cultures, which seemed to have held ideas and practices remarkably alien to Western Civilization? 

Eligibility

This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students including students who do not attend George Mason University.

Credits offered:

Undergraduate:

  • Anthropology (ANTH) 330: Peoples and Cultures of Selected Regions: Non-Western (fulfills the college requirement in non-Western culture)
  • Global Affairs (GLOA) 480: Study Abroad
  • Integrative Studies (INTS) 399: Study Abroad
  • History (HIST) 387: Topics in Global History (satisfies the Mason core requirement in global understanding)
  • Honors (HNRS) 240: Reading the Past

Graduate:

  • Anthropology (ANTH) 635: Regional Ethnography
  • History (HIST) 598: Historical Study Abroad
Cost:
Program Cost (Winter 2017): $4625 Included: Tuition (3 credits) Housing In-country travel, including domestic flights Train through mountains to Machu Picchu Entry fees to sites Some meals (daily breakfast, a couple of lunches and 1 dinner) Pre-Departure Orientation International Emergency Insurance Not Included: Round-trip airfare Other transportation Some meals Personal spending

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes

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