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Peru, Andean Landscapes

Peru, Andean Landscape: The Inca Trail and Colca Canyon

GEOG 2320 - 4 credits

Travel Dates: Arrive in Lima on Dec. 2 or earlier.
Course Dates: Dec. 3 - Dec. 13, 2013
Location: Peru
Instructors: Dr. Erika Trigoso and Dr. Hillary Hamann
Registration Deadline: Oct. 12, 2012 or until course is full (SPACE IS LIMITED.)

Description: This course introduces students to the landscapes, societies, and human-environment interactions in the Andes of Peru through and intensive and immersive field study and travel experience. Over a period of 11 days students will visit the cities and surroundings of Lima, Arequipa, and Cusco, Peru where they will examine and compare geography, cultures, history, archeology, geology, and sustainability issues. The Andes are the most populous mountain range in the world, yet the Andean environment offers unique challenges for environment and societies. By understanding the locations and patterns of human activity in the Andes, students can better appreciate the circumstances affecting individuals and countries other than our own. Through observations, lectures, discussions, readings, assignments and immersion, the course will stress the development of in-situ critical thinking skills and the promotion of cultural diversity and global awareness. 

Approximate Travel Expenses*:

Airfare to and from Peru: $1,000 (Students are responsible for making flight arrangements)
Program Fee: $2,300 (Includes lodging, fees, almost all meals, ground transportation, and internal airfare.)
Food: $20 (Students will be responsible for two meals at approximately $10 per meal.)
Cancellation Fee: $2,300 (Assessed if student drops course after being officially registered.)

*Tuition fees apply and are in addition to travel expenses. These expenses are estimates and subject to change.

Contact: Erika Trigoso at

SPACE IS LIMITED. Applications are being accepted until October 12, 2013 OR until the course is full.   Application forms available online.