Application Deadline & Fee

February 15, 2023; $75

Application fee is non-refundable.

Program Dates

May 21 - June 3, 2023 (tentative)

Program Details

Intercultural Research & Consulting (COMM 350R) offers an in-depth organizational case study of a community in rural Peru. This two-week program includes a vocational project focused on aiding women artisans in developing a sustainable living. Students participating in this study abroad program can expect to gain practical experience researching and evaluating best practices in community organizing, and come away with a situated understanding of intercultural data collection and consulting.   

Program Sites:

  • Iquitos
  • Indiana
  • Cusco
  • Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu

Anticipated Curriculum

*Students are required to enroll in the following course for this study abroad program:

COMM 350R - Intercultural Research and Consulting (3 credits)


Program Requirements*

Must be 18 years of age at the time of departure

Minimum G.P.A.: 2.0

Physical requirements: Locations may not be wheelchair accessible. Some sites we visit may not have smooth walkways, and walkways may be narrow and steep. There may not be air conditioning available at accommodations, and depending on the weather, participants may be uncomfortable due to heat. There may not be individual refigerators available at places of accomodation.

Each international destination has its own Covid-19 rules and it is the travelers responsibility to find out what is required. UVU will not be responsible for covering the cost of hotel quarantine or Covid-19 testing in foreign destinations. Students may be required to test negative for COVID-19 at their own expense by host countries as a condition for entry.

*Accessibility services vary from country to country. Contact the Office of Education Abroad if you require such services.

Estimated Program Fee*

The program fee covers meals, transportation in Peru (except for taxi to/from airport), excursions, and international insurance.


*This cost is tentative and based on the current exchange rate and program plans. This cost may be updated due to exchange-rate fluctuations or program changes.

Additional Estimated Costs

The student is responsible for these additional costs
UVU tuition ($495 for 3 credits at $165 per credit hour)

International Flight (approx $1200)

Meals (approx $30 for meals at airports while travelling)
Transportation (approx $30 for taxi to and from arriving airport)
Discretionary spending (approx $200)
Passport (approx $165)

Students should be prepared to pay out-of-pocket for possible COVID tests or quarantine stays if required by the host country for entry or exit.

All students are required to pay a $75 non-refundable application fee.


There are some scholarship opportunities that are available from UVU and nationally. These scholarships are competitive and have varying application dates. Please click on the following here for more information.

Financial Aid

Pell Grants and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to the program, based on eligibility. Speak to a Financial Aid Advisor for more information (BA 105).

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Travel Report

Students are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department’s country information webpage for the most up-to-date information on travel advisories, entry, exit, and visa requirements, safety, security, health, and other important travel factors.