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  • Locations: Cusco, Peru; Lima, Peru
  • Program Terms: Short-term Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Homestay Minimum GPA: 2.5
Term: Short-term Summer Country: Peru
Language Prerequisite: Intermediate Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Program Advisor:
Søren Peterson
Program Description:
USD Summer in Peru
 Spanish Literature & Peruvian Archaeology
Led by: Rob Turner and Silvana Rosenfeld
USD Summer in Peru for 2017 will provide students an immersive experience in Lima, Peru, where they will take one four-week Spanish course, followed by a two-week Archaeology course. While in Lima, students will live with host families and have opportunities to experience the local culture of Lima, and to learn about the history of Peruvian culture. The program will also include an optional four-day trip/cultural excursion to Cusco, Peru.

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Course options:
SPAN 335 (3 CR)
ANTH 490 (3 CR)
Students will earn 6 credits during this four- week program.

Course Prerequisites:
SPAN 335 - successful completion of SPAN 202 required
None for ANTH 490

Click below for course syllabi and descriptions (subject to change):

Rosenfeld_ANTH 490_Syllabus.pdf
Turner_SPAN 335_Syllabus.pdf


 USD Program Fee (est.): $1,656.90 + self-support tuition, includes:
  • All local transport
  • Accommodation in host families (Lima) and hotels (Cuzco)
  • All meals
  • Academic activities
  • All on-site cultural excursions and entry fees
  • Visits to archaeological sites of Caral and Pachacamac
  • On-site support staff and 24/7 emergency contact
  • Comprehensive international insurance
***International flight is not included and will need to be purchased individually
Click below to access our interactive budget estimator
USD Summer in Peru_Student Budget_17_with optional trip to Cusco.xlsx

Gilman Scholarship: if you are a Pell Grant recipient or Pell-eligible, you automatically qualify to apply for the Gilman Scholarship which funds up to $5000 for summer study abroad program. Application deadline for summer is early March 2017. For more information email or visit:
Edward and Helen Greene Scholarship: offered through USD's Department of Modern Languages to students studying modern languages and possessing a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference may be given to majors/minors in a modern language. For more information email
Arts and Sciences Opportunity Scholarship: offered through USD's College of Arts and Sciences, and open to all students with declared majors in the College. Awards up to $2,000 to cover cost of a study abroad program. For more information and to obtain an application, email

Financial Aid:
This program requires a minimum enrollment of 6 credits making it eligible for federal financial aid.

If you would like to inquire about using federal financial aid to help toward the expense of this program, contact USD’s Financial Aid Office as soon as possible. The FAO is reached by calling 605-677-5446 or going to

Payment Schedule:
Non-refundable deposit $450 DUE: March 17, 2017
Installment payment $750 DUE: April 15, 2017
Final payment $456.90 DUE: May 1, 2017
Optional trip to Cusco payment $1,600 DUE: May 1, 2017

Withdrawal Schedule & Cancellation Fees:
Before March 15, 2017 $0.00
After 3/15/2017 and before 4/15/2017 $450
After 4/15/2017 and before 5/01/2017 $1,200
After 5/01/2017 Full program fee
1. PARTICIPANT ELIGIBILITY AND ACCOMMODATION: Please be advised this program requires an extensive amount of walking on uneven pavement, riding trains and buses, walking up and down stairs, hiking on natural trails and high altitudes which subject individuals to altitude sickness. Participants must contact USD Global Learning and/or USD Disability Services at least 30 days prior to departure to discuss ADA accommodations.

Be advised Cusco, Peru sits more than 11,000 feet above sea level subjecting some individuals to altitude sickness. For more information about altitude sickness, its signs and symptoms, and precautionary measures, please visit the CDC website on altitude sickness.

2. IMMUNIZATIONS and VACCINATIONS: There are no required vaccinations or immunizations for this program in Peru. Participants may want to consider the Typhoid vaccine since the program itinerary includes visits in remote, rural villages in the Cuzco region. The CDC highly recommends all US citizens who travel internationally be vaccinated for Hepatitis B. For further information on traveler's health in Peru, visit the CDC website.

STA Travel has put together an itinerary for your trip. Please click on the link below to reserve your flight through STA:

Read through the handout below for more information on how to book a flight through STA:

* Book now pay later with STA Travel’s Airfare Deposit Program. A $200 deposit will guarantee your flight with full payment due 7 days before your flight. On financial aid? You may qualify for special extended payment terms.


This program is currently not accepting applications.