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  • Locations: Cusco, Peru
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 08/02/2020 08/23/2020
NOTE: *If you need more time to complete the application, please contact EA Advisor Rachel Landers at goffra@pdx.edu

** 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 OVERVIEW:SU20 Peru CORTEZ

Join professor Enrique Cortez in Cusco, Perú, to study Spanish and Andean Culture in context. Live with a local family, learn Quechua, practice ancient weaving techniques, appreciate Inca architecture and colonial art, study Andean non-alphabetic systems of writing, explore traditional markets, and witness the blending of past and present in the Andes. 

Cusco, Perú, the former capital of the Inca Empire, was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is a major tourist destination and the gateway city to the Andes, from where you can easily visit countless sites such as the famous Machu Picchu (included in our program), one of the most fascinating lost cities in the world.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 

This course will provide a critical overview of the history, civilization and culture of Latin America, focusing on the current events occurring in each of the Latin American sub-regions such as transition to Democracy, authoritarian regimes, multiculturalism, social movements, gender and race inequality, and transnational traffic of illegal drugs, among others. It will include lectures, audios, visuals, and readings on selected topics of Latin American civilization and its cultural heritage. Students will develop a better understanding and appreciation of Latin America´s geography, economics, politics, arts, and society. Taking advantage of the location of this class (Cuzco, Perú), students will also study and discuss the impact of global phenomena such as migrations and diaspora in the process of finding cultural, racial, and personal identities in Latin American societies.


 
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FACT SHEET
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Faculty Leader Enrique Cortez, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Spanish
Travel Dates August 2 - 23, 2020
Areas of Study This course is especially applicable for Spanish Majors and Minors
Required Pre-Departure Meetings Yes, exact time and date TBD
Course & Credit SPAN 331: Latin American Culture & Civilization (4 credits)
and
SPAN 410: Non-Alphabetic Writing & Representation in the Andean World (4 credits)
Language of Instruction  Spanish and English
Host Country Language  Spanish
Housing Homestay
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Graduate
  • Open to Non-PSU Students
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 2.75
Graduate: 3.00
Prerequisites 8 credits of Span 301, 302, or 303
Application Process (PSU Students)

 
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Unofficial Transcript (from banweb)
  • 2 short essays
  • 1 Recommendation Form (submitted electronically via VikingsAbroad)
    • This is not a formal letter of recommendation, rather your recommender will need to fill out a short questionnaire about you with space for comments. 
    • This cannot be submitted by the program leader
    • These must be Professional or Academic in nature
  • Interview
Application Process 
(Non-PSU Students)
PROGRAM FEE ADDITIONAL ESTIMATED COSTS TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS
$4,675 $1,360 $6,035
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(Awards are up to $3,000!)

Note: Summer 2020 is eligible for Cycle 2, even though Cycle 1 is now closed
PROGRAM FEE INCLUDES
  • 8 credits
  • Housing
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • In-Country Transportation
  • Education Abroad service fee
  • International Health Insurance
  • 24/7 on-site support
ADDITIONAL ESTIMATED COSTS INCLUDES
*Please note, all students enrolling for PSU credit are charged an additional PSU Rec Center Fee. For a current listing, please refer to 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.