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SIT Study Abroad Peru: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization
Cuzco, Peru (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
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Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term
Year
App Deadline
WU Decision Date
Start Date
End Date
Fall 2017 02/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2018 05/01/2017
**
Rolling Admission 02/25/2018 06/09/2018

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

Deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Adviser:
Amy Suelzer
Scholarship Opportunities:
SIT Pell Grant Scholarships, SIT Scholarships
Additional Opportunities:
Research
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Peru
Indigenous Peoples and Globalization
PROGRAM OVERVIEW SIT Peru Indigenous
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ACADEMICS
LOCATION
STUDENT LIFE
OTHER INFORMATION
 
    PROGRAM OVERVIEW
  Examine traditional and contemporary societies in Peru, home to one of the largest indigenous populations in the Americas.

This program explores the ways in which Peru has been shaped by complex historical legacies, a multiethnic population, and profound social and economic disparities between its different ethnic groups.  

Topics for study include:
  • Indigenous rights, advocacy, and policy
  • Community empowerment
  • Identity recognition
  • Historical legacies and contemporary social movements
  • Impacts of global changes: society, culture, economy, and ecology
Acquire a deeper understanding of the lives, cultures, and challenges of indigenous peoples.
By examining the Quechua, native Amazon, and mestizos experiences in the Peruvian context, students learn about the issues facing indigenous peoples in relation to identity politics and globalization.

Students meet with local leaders, indigenous oralists, artisans, laborers, farmers, historians, linguists, policymakers, scholars, and educators.

Experience the loss, resilience, and revitalization of the historical memory and legacy of Peru's indigenous people. Students discuss the factors directly impacting the opportunities and challenges facing indigenous communities in Peru today.
 
Eligibility: Minimum 3.0 GPA. 4 semesters of college-level Spanish with at least 2 semesters taken at WU required. At least 1 Latin American studies course completed.

Program Dates:
Term Application Deadline
Fall February 1
Spring May 1
Please See SIT website for program dates
 
    ACADEMICS
  Approved Departments:

Anthropology
International & Area Studies
Latin American Studies

Coursework: Students typically earn 16 WU credits (6 for the core seminar, 4 for the independent study project, 2 for the field study seminar and 4 for language study. Language study on SIT programs is awarded general WU credit or, with the language department's approval, elective credit for the major or minor).
 
    LOCATION
  Cusco, Peru
The program is based in Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire. In Cusco, students improve their Spanish and also begin learning basic Quechua, an indigenous language of the Andean region. Once the official language of the Inca Empire, Quechua today is spoken in Peru by nearly one million people and provides a key transnational link to the region's indigenous communities.
 
    STUDENT LIFE
  Homestays and Excursions: Homestays with local families in urban and rural communities allow students to explore Peruvian identity from different standpoints.
 
The program also spends time outside Cusco in Andean, coastal, and Amazonian Peru. Learn more about the program's excursions.

On-Site Support: SIT Study Abroad Support
 

    OTHER INFORMATION
  Estimated Program Price: When you study abroad for a semester or a year for academic credit, you will be charged tuition by Washington University at a rate equivalent to tuition on campus for the corresponding time period. WU tuition covers only the educational and administrative costs of the study abroad program. WU tuition does not cover any study abroad program costs for room, board, transportation, personal expenses, passport or visa fees. Such costs are charged separately either by WU, the program sponsor, or a third party.

Scholarships: SIT Scholarships
 
  Questions
Email the appropriate Overseas Programs Coordinator, visit us during our walk-in hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-5958 to schedule an appointment.


 
 
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