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  • Locations: Cusco, Peru
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA Required: 2.5 Program Type: Affiliate
Language: English, Spanish Program Advisor: Theresa (Tess) Thrower, theresa.thrower@sru.edu
Program Description:
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Program Information:
Qosq’o—that’s the Quecha name for Cusco—is the center of modern indigenous culture in Peru, so you’ll learn a ton about South America outside of the classroom. Join Semester in Cusco at 11,500 feet in an incredible city with a vibrant culture. Here are a few of the key highlights that make this program unique:
  • Beautiful Sacred Valley with ruins, market towns, mountain hiking, and more
  • Study Spanish in the Andes: Spanish-language courses at all levels
  • Students from around the world
  • Classes in diverse subjects in English
  • Superb university
  • Strong on-site support from the University staff
  • Great, inexpensive Andean cuisine, including local specialty cuy (guinea pig!)
  • The Cusco region has more than 2,000 types of potatoes to try!
  • Heart of the Incan and other pre-Hispanic empires
  • Colorful indigenous and religious festivals
Academics:
On Semester in Cusco, you’ll take up to 5 courses, a combination of Spanish-language and Peru-focused courses taught in English. All levels of Spanish, from beginner to advanced, can be accommodated. A placement test taken when you arrive in Peru will determine the best language course for you. The classes are highly interactive, and the field trips built into the curriculum will help you gain a true understanding and appreciation of this magnificent area.

On Semester in Cusco, you will study at a satellite campus of the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, a well-known university based in Lima. The University’s vision represents the academic experience you will have: to be a leader in producing professionals with a high level of quality and ethics according to national and international standards. Experienced faculty combine theoretical concepts with case studies to "develop a c ulture of assessment, innovation and continuous improvement." Student-faculty interaction is key to the University’s success—and yours.

Student Life:
Upon arrival in Peru, you’ll be met at the airport and taken to your housing. Then, an on-site orientation will get you used to your housing and the International Center. During the program, you’ll participate in excursions and field trips from the breathtaking ruins of the ancient Incan city Machu Picchu to the imposing Sacsayhuaman fortress and other archaeological sites. You'll live with other international students at La Casa de Don Ignacio, a home near the Central Square "Plaza de Armas," close to stores, restaurants and everything else Cusco has to offer. 


 
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SRU Program Requirements
  • Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to study abroad, however, some SRU international partner institutions may require a higher GPA
  • There is no class level requirement for study abroad at SRU
  • Disciplinary files will be requested from the Office of Student Conduct, for each applicant, and will be taken into consideration during the review process.
  • Please make sure to check with the Financial Aid (if applicable) for academic and other requirements that pertain to potentially receiving aid during your study abroad experience. 
To apply for this program use the green 'Apply Now' button at the top or bottom of the page.  You will be prompted to log in after which you will be directed to the SRU study abroad application forms and other requirements. Once you have completed all required items, and your application has been reviewed and approved, you will be instructed to begin an application directly in the CISabroad application portal. Please do not begin an application with CISabroad until you have been first approved by SRU.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2020 11/22/2019 11/22/2019 TBA TBA