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  • Locations: Cuzco, Peru
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: WFU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/15/2021 10/15/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/15/2022 03/15/2022 TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 10/15/2022 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term GPA Requirement: 2.50 Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2 semesters completed
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Language Courses Offered: Quechua, Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Prior Language Study Required: 4 semesters Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Homestay, Hotels
Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-WFU Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Academic Areas Offered: American Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Education, Humanities, Latin-American and Latino Studies, Politics and International Affairs, Sociology, Spanish, Women's & Gender Studies
Program Description:

Explore how indigenous peoples in Peru are adapting and innovating to ensure the preservation of their cultural values and to shape their own future in the face of globalization and rapid change.

peruThis program explores the social, economic, political, and cultural impacts of globalization on indigenous peoples, and the ways in which communities respond and adapt to these transformations in Peru. Students can rapidly advance their Spanish and also learn introductory Quechua, an indigenous language of the Andean region.

Major topics of study include:

  • Indigenous rights, advocacy, and policy
  • Community empowerment
  • Identity recognition
  • Historical legacies and contemporary social movements
  • Impacts of global changes: society, culture, economy, and ecology