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  • Prof. Cueto discusses the new Peru study abroad opportunity

    Study Abroad in Peru over winter break

Study Abroad in Peru

Spend winter break in Lima, Peru!
Program Dates: December 27th, 2021 - January 8th, 2022
Program Cost: $3825.00*

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. Courses for the program include:

- HIST 110: Conquest, Colonization, Captivity
- SPAN 350: Spanish Language-Culture Peru
- HRTM 280: Foundations of Travel and Tourism

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. Contact Matt Childs at for more information.

Eligibility Requirements

UofSC students with a minimum 2.5 GPA are eligible to participate in this program. All majors are welcome.

Courses & Credits

Students can choose from three UofSC course offerings. Anticipated course offerings include:

  • HIST 110: As this course will be taught on location at various sites in Peru, we will balance coveringthe broad history of Latin America with specific readings, materials, and locations dealing with Peruvianhistory from the indigenous Inca civilization, conquest by the Spanish, and the ongoing legacy of colonial rule for contemporary society. Taught by Matt Childs, History Department:
  • SPAN 350: An introduction to the socio-historic Peru context, some of its most relevant cultural expressions, through pre-Hispanic culture, Hispanic influence, political development, architecture, music, crafts, textiles, food, religion, customs and traditions of the Peruvian people. This course fosters an understanding of the Latin American culture, the ability to communicate in Spanish, and a critical understanding of the Latin America reality. Taught by Ana Cueto, Spanish Program:

  • HRTM 280: This course introduces the discipline of travel and tourism with emphasis on human dimension of global tourism, and with a specialemphasis in the Machu Picchu, Peru and South America. It examines tourism through
    the lens of Andean tourism and the global implications of the travel and tourism history, motivations for travel, components of travel, the tourism products, and impacts of tourism (socioeconomic, environmental, and ecological).

    Taught by David Cardenas, School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management:

Cost* Scholarships available! Visit for more information

The program fee of $3,825 includes:

  • Family Homestays and Hotel Accomodations
  • 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 and staff in-country

The program fee does not include:

  • UofSC tuition (paid directly to UofSC on
  • Education abroad application fee of $150
  • Round trip airfare
  • Local transportation (if needed)
  • Meals not listed on itinerary
  • Personal expenses and optional activities

* Due to COVID-19 there may be some slight changes in itinerary and costs, which will be communicated well in advance of departure.

Application Information
To apply for the Global UofSC in Peru program, please follow the instructions that can be found on the Apply page under the Plan Your Experience Abroad tab of the Education Abroad Office website, Click on the link for Global UofSC programs and follow the instructions for the Global UofSC in Peru program. Complete applications are due to the Education Abroad Office by September 15, 2021 (space permitting). Students will be notified of their acceptance by email on a rolling basis.

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