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  • Locations: Cusco, Peru
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Host Institution Website: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: LMU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start/Arrival Date End/Departure Date
Fall 2019 03/02/2019
03/26/2019 08/26/2019 12/08/2019

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Application Fee: $100 Click here for a definition of this term Financial Aid Applicability: Some Financial Aid (Loans)
Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Sophomore, Junior, Senior Minimum GPA: 2.50
Housing Option(s): Host Family/ Homestay, Hotel Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: LMU Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad 101 Info Session Required: Yes Study Abroad Advisor: Pamela Underwood
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Program Advising Meeting Required: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Anthropology, Communication Studies, Economics, Education, History, Political Science, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Women's Studies
Program Description:

SIT - Indigenous Peoples and Globalization

Explore how indigenous peoples in Peru are adapting and innovating to preserve their cultural values and shape their own future in the face of globalization and rapid change.

SIT Peru Map


Key Topics of Study
  • Indigenous rights, advocacy, and policy
  • Community empowerment
  • Identity recognition
  • Historical legacies and contemporary social movements
  • Impacts of global changes: society, culture, economy, and ecology

Four recent semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent and the ability to follow coursework in Spanish, as assessed by SIT.


History of Indigenous Cultures in Peru 
(LACB3000 / 3 credits / 45 hours)

Indigenous Peoples in Motion: Changes, Resistance, and Globalization
(LACB3005 / 3 credits / 45 hours)

Quechua – syllabus
(QUEC1001 / 1 credits / 15 hours)

Research Methods and Ethics – syllabus
(ANTH3500 / 3 credits / 45 hours)

Independent Study Project – syllabus
(ISPR3000 / 4 credits / 120 hours)


Spanish for the Social Sciences I 
(SPAN2003 / 3 credits / 45 hours)

Spanish for the Social Sciences II 
(SPAN2503 / 3 credits / 45 hours)

Spanish for the Social Sciences III 
(SPAN3003 / 3 credits / 45 hours)

Spanish for the Social Sciences IV 
(SPAN3503 / 3 credits / 45 hours)

For more information about the classes, please go to the SIT website.


The homestay is an integral part of the SIT experience. During your homestay, you’ll become a member of a local family, sharing meals with them, joining them for special occasions, talking with them in their language, and experiencing the host country through their eyes. Homestay placements are arranged by a local coordinator who carefully screens and approves each family. Students frequently cite the homestay as the highlight of their program. 


Please note that in order to take advantage of dynamic learning opportunities, program excursions may occasionally vary.
Machu Picchu

Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, and Machu Picchu

From Cuzco, you will visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas and explore archeological sites in Pisac and Ollantavambo, meet members of an indigenous community working with traditional textiles, and visit a project working with indigenous people in the Sacred Valley.

Peruvian Amazon – Madre de Dios

Madre de Dios, in the southeastern region of the Peruvian Amazon bordering Brazil, is a storehouse of tropical biodiversity and renewable and nonrenewable resources. 

Lake Titicaca and Puno

Lake TiticacaLake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world and, by volume, the largest lake in South America. You will spend one night in Puno and visit the indigenous community of the Uros, Aymara people who live on floating totora reed islands at an altitude of 12,494 feet. You will also travel to Taquile Island at an altitude of 12,507 feet, which has been populated since the pre-Columbian period and remained almost isolated until the 1970s. Adventurers started coming to the island after it was mentioned in the South American Tourism Handbook. You will stay on the island for three nights and will learn about the way of life of the Taquileños.

Arequipa and Colca Canyon

This excursion will take place over four days with one night in Colca and two nights in Arequipa. You will also visit Colca Valley, the world’s second-deepest canyon (3,400 meters deep) and home to the condor, one of the largest birds in the world. 

Please go to the SIT Website to find information about the fees and to schedule a meeting with a SIT Coordinator to learn more about the programs.

Important Notes:

LMU students may study on programs that are not administered directly by our institution.  This study abroad program is an example of an approved Non-LMU program.  If a student chooses to study abroad on one of the approved Non-LMU programs, they must follow the below administrative procedure.
  • Schedule an advising appointment with the Study Abroad Coordinator who advises for Non-LMU programs
  • Complete a Study Abroad Application for Non-LMU programs by the deadline.  Students will go through the Transfer of Credit Approval (TCA) process to determine how the courses will transfer towards their degree as part of their Study Abroad Application. This is in addition to the host institution/organization application materials a student must submit directly to the host institution/organization.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to speak with their departmental advisor about their study abroad plans and discuss how it fits with their academic plan.
Students who do not complete the above full administrative procedure starting with the Study Abroad office will not be approved to receive Academic Credit for their Study Abroad program.


This program is currently not accepting applications.