Program Details

The ancient cultures of Peru have long fascinated archaeologists and the public alike. The 1911 rediscovery of the Inka city of Machu Picchu ignited the imagination about Peru, and this fascination continues today.
Location:
Huaraz, Peru; Cusco, Peru; Trujillo, Peru; Chiclayo, Peru; Lima, Peru
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Andean Archaeology  

The ancient cultures of Peru have long fascinated archaeologists and the public alike. The 1911 rediscovery of the Inka city of Machu Picchu ignited the imagination about Peru, and this fascination continues today.  In this study abroad program students will embark on a journey exposing them the collective technological, social, political, and economic achievements that makes Andean civilization a truly unique chapter in the story of humankind, experiencing firsthand the archaeological remains reflecting the history, cultures, art, and even beliefs systems of Andean prehistory. The itinerary will move in temporal and geographic fashion to cover and visit sites on Pacific coast to the highlands, moving from the development of early cultures to chiefdoms, states, and empires with special focus on the Chavín, Moche, Nasca, Chimú, and Inka cultures, from Huaraz to Trujillo, Chiclayo, and Cuzco.

This program will consist of 3-credits to be completed online prior to arriving in-country where students will earn 3 additional credits.

Online Course Dates: May 22- June 9, 2017
In-country Course Dates: June 11-July 1, 2017

Program Details

Seeking credit for the following:

Undergraduate:

  • Anthropology (ANTH) 379: Andean Archaeology*
  • 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) 570: Andean Archaeology*
  • Anthropology (ANTH) 635: Regional Ethnography
  • History (HIST) 598: Historical Study Abroad

*These two courses will only be offered online. All undergraduate students will take ANTH 379 plus one other course of their choosing and all graduate students will take ANTH 570 plus one other course of their choosing.

Eligibility

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

Housing

Double or triple occupancy in hotels

Cost:
Program Cost (Summer 2017): $4,995 Included: Tuition (6 credits) Accommodations Some meals Group excursions and activities, including transportation 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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