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WAICU Summer in Peru Program

Term To Study: Summer 2019
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2019
Program Starts: May 24, 2019
Program Ends: Jun 29, 2019
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $6,300
Link 1: Click HERE for La Universidad Catolica website
Link 2: Additional WAICU Study Away Opportunities
Program Locations: Arequipa, Cusco, Lima
Contact Phone: 6086632261
Contact Name: Andrea Byrum
Contact Email: byrum@edgewood.edu
What is Included: - 6 Edgewood credits total: a language class in Spanish 2-4 credits and a culture class in English 2-4 credits.
-Housing with a host family
-Excursions to Machu Picchu and Lima
-Three meals/day with host family and some meals on excursions
-Community-based work in schools, clinics, and/or with sustainability projects
-Airfare from Chicago and all in-country transportation costs
-Cell phone
-Study Abroad Health Insurance
What is not Included: - Passport
- Immunizations
- Personal expenses
Estimated Costs: Tuition $3000 ($500/cr x 6 credits); Program Fee $3300; Total $6300
$1300 non-refundable deposit due January 30, 2019
Monthly installments(February 27, March 27, April 24)

Program Application Deadline: December 3rd, 2018
Students notified of acceptance before end of semester
Program Description

Program Overview:
Spend five weeks doing community-based work in Arequipa, Peru, the second largest city and an important historical and cultural center. Also take a language class in Spanish and a culture class in English at the Universidad Católica de Santa María and live with a Peruvian host family. Includes excursions to Machu Picchu and Lima. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to experience Peruvian culture first-hand, directly engage with the community through work projects, improve your Spanish language skills, and earn six academic credits.

• Completion of at least 2 semesters of college level Spanish or equivalent) by the time of departure
• At least a cumulative 3.0 GPA at the time of application and during the term abroad
• Need to attend two orientation sessions at Edgewood College

About Arequipa, Peru:
Arequipa is an important historical, artistic, and religious center. It is both a majestic colonial city with marvelous old world architecture and a vibrant modern cultural center with lively social opportunities. Resting in a fertile valley between desert and mountains at an elevation of 7,667 feet, the city is blessed with a delightfully mild summer climate with temperatures ranging between 60-77°F. Eternally blue skies provide a backdrop for several dormant, snow-capped volcanoes that can be seen from every point in the city. Arequipa is known as “The White City” because most of its buildings have been built from “sillar” a white volcanic rock not found anywhere else in the world.

Quick Facts

Population: 29549517
Capital: Lima
Per-capita GDP: $ 10200
Size: 1285216 km2
Time Zone: (GMT - 05:00 hours) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

US State Department

Travel Warning: YES
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Edgewood College Center for Global Education Study Abroad Portal