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Global UofSC in Peru

Area: Global UofSC
Location: Lima, Cusco, Puno
Country: Peru
Term: Winter Session

This program provides students a unique opportunity to gain UofSC course credits while learning about culture in Peru. Participants are accompanied and instructed by UofSC faculty. During this program, students will have the chance to explore colonial buildings, 16th century churches, museums, and immerse themselves in the history of Peru.  In addition to taking courses, students participate in educational and service-oriented cultural excursions, including the Inca capital of Cuzco, Andes mountains of Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca.

Eligibility: UofSC undergraduate students with a minimum 2.5 GPA are eligible to participate in this program. All majors are welcome. There is no foreign language requirement.

Cost: 2022-2023 Cost TBA

Dates: 2022-2023 Dates TBA

 The program fee includes:
  • Hotel and homestay accommodations for program dates
  • One to two meals per day
  • In-country transportation
  • Guided tours and entrance into museums and historic sites
  • Overseas emergency medical insurance
  • 24/7 support from UofSC faculty members

The program fee does not include:

  • UofSC tuition (paid directly to UofSC on
  • Round trip airfare to and from Peru
  • Education abroad application fee of $150
  • Meals not listed on itinerary 
  • Personal expenses and optional activities

Students can choose one of the following three options. Anticipated course offerings include:

HRTM 280 (David Cardenas): Fulfills Carolina Core GSS requirement.  This course is designed to provide an introduction to the discipline of travel and tourism with emphasis on human dimension of global tourism, and with a special emphasis in the Peru and its multiple ecosystems. It introduces the social science of tourism through the lens of historical, cultural and environmental tourism and the global implications of the travel and tourism history, present characteristics, motivations for travel, factors influencing demand-side and supply-side growth, the tourism product, the experience of travel and impacts on host communities, segmentation and marketing, socioeconomic and ecological impacts, and destination life cycle dynamics.

HIST 110 (Matt Childs): Fulfills Carolina Core GHA and VSR requirements. As this course will be taught on location at various sites in Peru, we will balance covering the broad history of Latin America with specific readings, materials, and locations dealing with Peruvian history from the indigenous Inca civilization, conquest by the Spanish, and the ongoing legacy of colonial rule for contemporary society.

SPAN 350 (Ana Cueto): This course is an introduction to the socio-historic Peru context. Students will explore pre-Hispanic culture, Hispanic influence, political development, architecture, music, crafts, textiles, food and customs and traditions of the Peruvian people. This course fosters an understanding of the Latin American culture, the ability to communicate in Spanish, the establishment of elements of comparison with the culture of the United States, and a critical understanding of the Latin America reality, with a focus on Peruvian culture. The course is for intermediate students. Students must have completed SPAN 122 before the program or receive special permission from the instructor. 

Various funding opportunities exist for this provider. Please note the terms eligible listed for each:

  • Carolina Global Study Award: All UofSC students participating in programs are eligible to compete for this award. The number of awards available varies from year to year. The goal of this award is to help provide a study abroad experience for students with financial need. 

Per university policy, all UofSC students will be charged emergency medical, evacuation and repatriation insurance for their time abroad. This insurance charge will be built into the program fee.


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