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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.

Program Fee: $3550

Dates: December 26, 2022 - January 7, 2023

 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
  • 24/7 support from UofSC faculty and staff members

The program fee does not include:

  • UofSC tuition (paid directly to UofSC on
    • If you will be a full-time Spring 2023 undergraduate student and you do not take more than 14 hours on campus in Spring 2023, there will not be a separate tuition charge for your Global UofSC in Peru course
  • Round trip airfare to and from Peru
  • Education abroad application fee of $150
  • International medical insurance fee (approximately $60)
  • 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 (Tom Mullikin): 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.  

All Global UofSC in Peru requirements must comply with the entry requirements of Peru and the vaccine requirements of our logistics provider, WorldStrides. As of August 2022, WorldStrides currently requires all participants to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccine, i.e. all participants must have received their initial dose(s) or booster within six months of travel to Peru.  

Per university policy, all UofSC students will be charged emergency medical, evacuation and repatriation insurance for their time abroad. This insurance charge will be billed to your student account.


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