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  • Locations: Cusco, Peru
  • Program Terms: Fall, Winter-Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter-Spring 2022 10/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Program Description:

Program OverviewSIT Cusco

The program is based in the sacred city of Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire. Since the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century, Peru has endured long-lasting struggles between its native peoples and Hispanic population. SITstudents investigate the historical roots of current indigenous concerns shaping Peru. Topics for examination include: land reform; oil and gas exploration; identity-recognition; and the impact of international corporations. 

Program Focus

In the SIT Peru: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization study abroad program, students examine traditional and contemporary societies in Peru, a country that is home to one of the largest indigenous populations in the Americas. Through thematic coursework, field study, and primary research, students explore the ways in which Peru has been shaped by complex historical legacies, a multi-ethnic composition, and profound social and economic disparities between its different ethnic populations.

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Program Provider SIT
Program Dates Current SIT Calendar

Fall Semester with USAC = Fall Quarter at PSU
Spring Semester with USAC = Winter & Spring Quarters at PSU*
Areas of Study Explore the courses offered on this program

This program is a good fit for the following majors:
  • Anthropology
  • Community Development
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Culture
  • Foreign Languages
  • Globalization
  • History
  • Humanities
  • International Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sustainability
Credits 16 quarter credits
Capstone Option Reporting Live Capstone available during Fall & Spring Quarters
Language of Instruction  Spanish
Host Country Language  Spanish
Housing Homestays, other program-arranged housing
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 2.50

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Language Requirement Intermediate language
Program Fee Click here to view the SIT Program Fee
PSU Fees Click here to view PSU Fees

Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account.