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UConn Summer in Cusco, Peru (Faculty-led) (Summer)

The Program

Please note: This program is administered by UConn, but it is not led by a UConn faculty member. 

On Summer in Peru, you will study at a Cusco-based satellite campus of the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, a well-known Peruvian university. The experienced faculty and quality academics make this a unique and innovative study abroad experience that focuses on student-faculty interaction.

This well-rounded program combines Spanish-language study and extracurricular activities, with the city of the Cusco and the surrounding Sacred Valley as your classroom. The university uses new  technology-inspired teaching methods: you’ll be able to find information on your courses, schedules, curricula, grades, bulletins and everything else a student could want.

The Academics

You will earn 6 graded UConn credits upon completion of this program. Students will take one Spanish language course and one elective (courses taught in English are available) 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.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below, go to the horizontal navigation bar on the Education Abroad homepage; click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”. Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
ANTH 3093 Foreign Study Contemporary Culture and Society of Peru 3 12/31/2020
ANTH 3093 Foreign Study n/a Inca Architecture 3 6/30/2022
ART 2993 Foreign Study n/a Photography in Cusco 3 6/30/2020
EEB 3893 Foreign Study EEB 3893 Biodiversity of Peru 3 6/30/2020
HIST 3993 Foreign Study History of Inca Civilization 3 12/31/2020
HIST 3993 Foreign Study n/a HISTORY OF THE INCA CIVILIZATION 3 12/31/2021
LLAS 1193 Foreign Study (in Latin American Studies) n/a Andean Nutrition 3 12/31/2021
MGMT 4893 Business in Peru and Latin America n/a Business in Peru and Latin America 3 6/30/2022
NRE 3693 Foreign Study in Natural Resources n/a Biodiversity of Peru 3 6/30/2019
NUSC 1693 International Studies in Nutritional Sciences n/a Andean Nutrition 3 6/30/2022
PSYC 3883 Foreign Study Communications Psychology 4 12/31/2020
SPAN 1193 Foreign Study n/a Intermediate Spanish 4 6/30/2019
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study n/a Contemporary Society and Culture of Peru 3 6/30/2020
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study n/a LITERATURA LATINOAMERICANA 3 6/30/2022

The Experience

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.

During your summer in Cusco, you’ll be housed with a homestay family. The Summer in Peru program is in a great location, and you’ll find most things are just a quick walk from your housing. But there is so much more to explore outside of Cusco. The Sacred Valley contains dozens of ruins and many villages, each with their own personality and interesting attributes.


Please note that the only type of financial aid that can be applied to the cost of this program, other than scholarships, are Federal Stafford Loans. Click the link below for this program’s budget sheet and contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

Budget Sheets: Summer
The Details

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/20/2018 02/27/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area:
Language of instruction: Spanish Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.75