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Peru: Latin American Studies in Peru
Lima, Peru (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Cost Summer
Fact Sheet:
Academic College: Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Language of Instruction: English
Program Options: Faculty-Led Credits Earned: 3
Faculty Leader: Michele Stephens
Program Description:


Peru: Latin American Studies in Peru
PeruThis program is designed as a seminar in Latin American Studies, focusing most directly on Peruvian culture and history. Based in the historic city of Lima, the program includes visits to Cuzco, the world famous Macchu Picchu ruins, Lake Titicaca, and other cultural sites. The course examines contemporary Peru from historical, geographical, political, economic, social and cultural perspectives; these issues are studied from the perspective of themes such as women, the family, education, religion, indigenous peoples, human rights, political structure and economic models.


City: Lima

Country: Lima

Population: 8.473 million

Information: Lima, the capital of Peru, lies on the country's arid Pacific coast. Though its colonial center is preserved, it's a bustling metropolis and one of South America’s largest cities. It's home to the Museo Larco collection of pre-Columbian art and the Museo de la Nación, tracing the history of Peru’s ancient civilizations. The Plaza de Armas and the 16th-century cathedral are the heart of old Lima Centro.

Places of Interest:
Monastery of San Franciso
Government Palace
Plaza San Martin


FCLT 293 Peru Today 3 credits or
HIST 293 History of Peru 3 credits


Michele Stephens


Program Cost

WVU Course Credits
Round Trip Airfare
Programmatic Academic Excursions
Comprehensive Travel and Health Insurance

Billing for the summer 2017 programs will occur upon registration into the courses associated with the Study Abroad program in STAR. The payment deadlines for the program will be the same as WVU Summer Semester Tuition and Fees. Registration will occur in mid-April, students will receive correspondence from OGA with registration instructions upon acceptance into the program after the application deadline. All payments are due in full before trip departure. Payments can be made through STAR or by contacting the Mountaineer HUB at (304) 293-4006.


Visa Required for US Citizens? No

Useful Links:
How to Apply for a US Passport
Comprehensive Travel and Health Insurance

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