Application Deadline & Fee

February 15, 2024; $75

Application fee is non-refundable.

Program Dates

Travel: May 19 - June 2, 2024    Online Course: Summer first block

Program Details

Global Public Relations & Consulting for Non-Profits (COMM 350R) will offer an in-depth public relations consulting and research opportunity of a sustainable tourism lodging in the community of Amazonian Peru. This Block 1 – Summer program will include a two-week trip to conduct in-depth research of sustainable tourism in the Amazonian Peru and research ideas on how public relations practices can benefit the community and what kind of practices are already in place. 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:

  • Heliconia Lodge - Indiana, Peru
  • Cusco, Aguas Calientes, and Machu Picchu

Anticipated Curriculum

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

COMM 350R - Global Public Relations & Consulting for Non-Profits (3 credits)


Course pre-requisites may be waived for students admitted into the study abroad program by the faculty program director





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. 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 refrigerators available at places of accommodation.

Each international destination has its own Covid-19 rules and it is the traveler's responsibility to find out what is required. UVU will not be responsible for covering the cost of hotel quarantine or COVID testing in foreign destinations. Students may be required to test negative for COVID 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. Students with significant physical or mental health needs should discuss their suitability for study abroad travel with their medical professional, UVU Student Health Services, UVU Accessibility Services, and/or family before making the decision to apply.

Estimated Program Fee*

The program fee covers meals, transportation in Peru (except for taxi to/from airport), excursions, and international insurance. The program fee does not include the listed Additional Estimated Costs



*This cost is tentative and based on program plans and the exchange rate at the time it was posted. This cost may or may not be updated due to exchange-rate fluctuations, program revisions , and program date changes.

*Within 5 days of acceptance into a Study Abroad program, you will be required to pay a $500 non-refundable commitment deposit to confirm your spot. See the Refunds and Cancellation policy.

Additional Estimated Costs

The student is responsible for these additional costs:

  • UVU study abroad tuition* ($495 for 3 credits at $165 per credit hour)
  • International Flight (approx $1200-$2000+)
  • Meals (approx $30 for meals at airports while traveling)
  • Transportation (approx $30 for taxi to and from arriving airport)
  • Discretionary spending (approx $100 - $500 based on personal spending needs)
  • Passport ($165)

Students over the age of 73 at the time of travel may be required to purchase a supplemental international health and evacuation insurance plan through GeoBlue (approx $200-$500+)

Students should be prepared to pay out-of-pocket for travel disruptions including lost luggage, possible COVID tests or quarantine stays if required by the host country for entry or exit, missed flights, etc.

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


*UVU study abroad tuition is charged as an additional study abroad fee in your student account. It is separate from the study abroad program fee and regular UVU summer tuition. It is not factored into the "equal payment" calculation of the UVU Tuition Table. Study Abroad students are advised to only take study abroad courses during the block of their study abroad program.


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

Financial Aid

Pell Grants and Student Loans may be applied to the program, based on eligibility. Speak to the UVU Study Abroad Advisor (LA 111) and a Financial Aid Advisor for more information (BA 105).

UVU Faculty/Staff Dependent Tuition Waiver benefits may not be used to pay for study abroad tuition or fees.

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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.