Summer Semester in Peru

Academics, Service Work, and Adventure

ProPeru and Jacksonville University's program combines classroom and in the field study of Peru's culture and history, immersive Spanish, a hands-on community service development project, cross cultural interaction and homestay living, and exploration of Peru.  Guided tours of Incan ruins, hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and traditional festivals compliment the academics and development work.

Program Overview
  • Intensive group orientation
  • 6 semester credits, fees, & transcripts from JU
  • Academic classes four to five days a week
  • Airport pick up in Cusco
  • Full room and board with a local family
  • Intensive Spanish Classes
  • Funding of development project
  • Visits to Archeologial sites, weekend hikes, and cultural activities
  • Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • 24 hour emergency contact on site
  • Regular staff check ins and access to ProPeru office in Cusco
Session 1
June 7 to July 5, 6 credits total
Intensive Spanish, 3 credits
Special Issues in Development Work, 3 credits

Session 2
July 5 to August 2, 6 credits total
Intensive Spanish, 3 credits
History, Art, and Architecture of Peru, 3 credits

Development Project
Projects may include building a school, constructing a fish farm, or installing clean burning stoves.
The final projects will be selected by Site Directors based on community need

Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Sacred Valley Incan Ruins
Major Incan Ruins around Cusco
Cultural presentations and community festivals

$3,695 plus airfare
Enroll by February 28 for a $200 discount
Join both sessions for $6,695

Program fees do not include: international airfare, passport or visa fees, textbooks, insurance, independent travel during the program, or personal expenses. Program fees may change without notice due to currency exchanges and the unique nature of international travel.

"Thank you for an incredible 6 weeks in Mexico. I had a fabulous experience and would highly recommend ProMexico to anyone without hesitating." - Jackie, Mexico NGO Intern
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