Peru: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization



The program includes urban and rural homestays in order to expose students to different Peruvian lifestyles, perspectives, and identities. By sharing daily activities with their families, students are fully immersed within the local culture and have a unique opportunity to practice their Spanish and Quechua language skills.

Students live with host families for six weeks in one of two neighborhoods along Cuzco's Avenida Cultural. Students engage in daily activities with their homestay family that can include playing soccer in the neighborhood park, taking weekend trips, or joining in celebrations and religious holidays. Through daily conversations with host family members, students discuss their impressions and experiences of Cuzco while exchanging cultural information and insights.

Taquile Island
Students also spend four days living with a Quechua-speaking family on Taquile Island. In this community, students become immersed in the daily routine of the Andean countryside, including assisting their families in the sowing of potatoes or the grazing of cows or sheep.

Other accommodations during the program include hostels, private homes, small hotels, and shelters in the Amazon.

Costs Dates

Credits: 17

Duration: 15 weeks

Program Base: Cuzco

Language Study: Quechua,  Spanish

Prerequisites: 4 semesters Spanish


View Student Evaluations for this program:

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Fall 2013 Evaluations (PDF)
Spring 2013 Evaluations (PDF)
Fall 2012 Evaluations (PDF)

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