Program Details

The interdisciplinary coursework in the Peru: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization program focuses on Peru's traditional and contemporary indigenous societies in the context of both Peruvian identity politics and the transnational pressures of globalizati
Location:
Cusco, Peru
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
This program explores the ways in which Peru has been shaped by complex historical legacies, a multiethnic population, and profound social and economic disparities between its different ethnic groups. Topics for study include: •Rights, advocacy, and policy •Community development •The arts, including pre-Columbian artistic expression •Identity-recognition •Impact of international corporations Acquire a deeper understanding of the lives, cultures, and challenges of indigenous peoples. By examining the Quechua, native Amazon, and mestizos experiences in the Peruvian context, students learn about the issues facing indigenous peoples in relation to identity politics and globalization. Students meet with local leaders, indigenous oralists, artisans, laborers, farmers, historians, linguists, policymakers, scholars, and educators.

The interdisciplinary coursework in the Peru: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization program focuses on Peru's traditional and contemporary indigenous societies in the context of both Peruvian identity politics and the transnational pressures of globalization. Students learn about the history and cultural identity of Peru's native Amazon and campesinos communities while examining these groups' community development, preservation, and advocacy efforts in the context of shifting global forces. Students participate in a variety of research and cultural activities throughout the semester and learn from researchers, academics, professionals, practitioners, and community experts. During the final month of the semester, students leverage their field study experience and research skills to conduct an Independent Study Project (ISP).

Please inquire for costs: Fees include tuition, full room and board, all field trips and related fares, health and accident insurance, and other direct program expenses. Participants pay for international airfare and domestic travel to the point of departure from the USA.
Setting Description:
In addition to the in-country orientation and concluding re-entry and wrap-up exercises, the program consists of the following components: •A six-week homestay in Cusco during which students take intensive Spanish and Quechua language instruction and begin their Field Study Seminar and interdisciplinary seminar on Indigenous People and Globalization •A three-week period in which students conduct field studies and complete educational excursions •A four-week Independent Study Project

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
Please see our website for more information.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

4.0

Based on 5 Reviews

  • Pero like.....let me go back please!
    4.0
    02/15/17

    I had such an amazing experience abroad with SIT Peru. I'm a Junior studying Sociology/Anthropology and Spanish and this program filled a lot of requirements I was looking for. I had a great host family experience, got to practice Spanish on a daily basis,

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • SIT Study Abroad in Peru
    5.0
    02/12/16

    Studying abroad in Peru was one of the best choices I’ve made in my life. I had the chance to learn more than I have in any other semester of my academic life, get to know a place that was totally unfamiliar to me before, and to make some of the best

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • THE BEST SEMESTER ABROAD!
    5.0
    01/26/15

    I deeply cherish my study abroad opportunity with the SIT Perú: Globalization and Indigenous People program. Community within the program grows deeply and closely between the students within the program and the program staff, while also offering endless

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Life in the Andes
    5.0
    01/26/15

    I had an amazing time during my semester in Peru, and I made friendships (both Peruvians and fellow Americans) that I will keep forever. The program does an amazing job picking host families. I had my own room, excellent internet and 3 amazing host siblings.

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cultural Immersion and Independent Study
    4.0
    02/27/14

    I was looking for a program where I could be immersed in Spanish, be academically engaged, and travel a lot. The educational excursions and the independent research components really drew me in. I really liked that about every two weeks I got to visit

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