Peru - Summer


Lima is a large city, with over 7 million inhabitants. The problems that you would find in any large city are present (petty theft, poverty, traffic jams). During orientation students will learn about places not to go, and basically to pay attention when on the street.

The Pontificia Universida Catolica del Peru (PUC) is a top-notch university, no doubt the best one in Peru. PUC offers very nice buildings, beautiful landscaping, pedestrian walkways throughout the campus, several cafeterias, phone booths, and banks (with ATM machines). They have a taxi station at the entrance of the campus, so students don't even have to go out on the street to get a cab. It is a closed campus: all cars that enter have to leave some form of identification which is returned upon exit. All faculty speak English and hold advanced degrees from prestigious institutions both in the U.S. and U.K.
PUC offers transcript for all projects. The grading system is 0-20, with 11 being the minimum passing grade.



Program Cost:

Application Fee - $100

Program Fee -

San Jose' de Moro Archaeological Project

Huaca de la Luna Archaeological Project

Ethnography Project: Andean Ethnomusicology

Biodiversity and Conservation Project

Program Fee covers airport pick-up, up to a maximum of eight credit hours, room & board, administrative fees. The program fee does not include insurance, books and incidentals, the cost of acquiring a valid passport, airport taxes, or the cost of non-Program excursions.

Room & Board:

Students will stay mostly in hotels. Their transportation is organized by PUC, using buses or other vehicles with companies they have worked with for several years.


None, but some knowledge of Spanish is essential in order to be able to interact with local people. All field projects are taught in English. A placement test will be given upon arrival.

Application Deadline:

May 15