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Winter Interterm Courses

Peru, Andean Landscapes

peruAndean Landscapes: Cusco and the Inca Trail, Peru

GEOG 2320 - 4 credits

Travel Dates: Arrive in Lima on Dec 2, Depart Dec 12 (in evening)
Course Dates: Dec. 2-12, 2018
Location: Peru
Instructors: Dr. Erika Trigoso and Dr. Julie Morris 
Registration Deadline: October 19, 8:00am (MST) or until course is full (SPACE IS LIMITED.).


This course introduces students to the landscapes, biodiversity, societies, and human-environment interactions in the Andes of Peru through an intensive and immersive field study and travel experience. This field intensive class equals 4 academic credits. Over a period of 11 days we will visit the cities and surroundings of Lima, Arequipa and Cusco, Peru where we will examine and compare geography, cultures, history, archeology, ecology, biodiversity, and sustainability issues. The Andean environment offers unique challenges for environment and societies and 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: $2,400 (Includes lodging, fees, almost all meals, ground transportation, and internal airfare.)
Cancellation Fee: $2,400 (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

Apply/Register: Complete the Interterm Student Registration Form.

Apply for financial aid: Complete the Interterm Financial Aid Application (offered first-come, first-serve).