Application Deadline & Fee

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Program Dates

May7 - June 5, 2018 (4 weeks)

Program Details

Peru is a country where history is still alive. It is one of the few places in the world where new historical discoveries are being made daily. The diversity of immigration from other countries combined with its indigenous people, make Peru a melting pot of world-recognized culture, cuisine, music and dance. Also, Peru has one of the richest biodiversity worldwide which includes the Pacific coastline, the Andes and the Amazon rainforest. In addition to its natural wonders, the country is home to many of UNESCO's World Heritage sites such as Machu Picchu, Chan Chan, and Historic Center of Lima.

This language program will offer cultural opportunities in three completely different locations. Students will become familiar with the northern coast lifestyle while they are in Trujillo, they will experience the capital way of life in Lima and the Andean standard of living when they visit Cusco. In addition, while at the UPAO, students will receive direct instruction from UVU faculty and pair up with a Peruvian study partner according to their personal and academic goals, live with Peruvian families and provide service to fulfill a service learning component to program. While in Trujillo, students will provide hours of service in a conversation club at the UPAO campus and in Cusco, they will spend two days among indigenous Andean communities.

Program Sites:

  • Lima
  • Trujillo
  • Chiclayo
  • Cusco

Anticipated Curriculum

*Students are expected to enroll in one or two courses for this study abroad.

LANG 291R Independent Study Culture
(Prerequisite - none)

SPAN 255R Oral Communication
(Prerequisite - Completion of SPAN 2010 or equivalent)

SPAN 352G Culture and Civilization of Latin America
(Prerequisite - SPAN 3030, SPAN 3040 or SPAN 3050, UAS*)

LANG 490R Independent  Study Culture
(Prerequisite -Department Approval, UAS*)

*University Advanced Standing - 24 credits completed, GPA 2.0 or higher MAT 1030 and ENGL 2010 or equivalent.

Program Requirements*

Must be 18 years of age at the time of departure

Minimum G.P.A.: 2.5

Physical requirements: Significant amount of daily walking, hiking, field trips that involve walking several miles.

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

Estimated Program Fee*

Fee covers housing, some meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), transportation in country, excursions, 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

UVU tuition ($165 per credit hour)
Roundtrip airfare to Lima (approx $1000)
Discretionary spending
Passport (approx $135)
All students are required to pay a $75 application fee for all Study Abroad programs.

Tuition Waivers

Please contact the UVU Benefits Office for more information. In certain instances, tuition waivers may not apply for an international program.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Pell Grants and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to the program, based on eligibility. Applicant must have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (BA 105) and complete all necessary application forms for financial aid.

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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.