SIT Peru: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization 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.
What is unique about this program?
SIT firmly believes in learning by experiencing and with this in mind, has developed several educational excursions in which students will participate. Students will visit the Sacred Valley, the Peruvian Amazon and the Colca Valley among other locations.
Because of the mobile nature of the trip, students will be housed in a variety of different accommodations including homestay, hostels, private homes, small hotels and shelters in the Amazon. Students will live in a homestay in Cusco for six weeks and in the Colca Canyon for five days.
Though the coursework is primarily conducted in Spanish, students will have the opportunity to learn Quechua as well.
What is unique about Cuzco?
Based in the sacred city of Cuzco, students actively engage with these traditions through intensive Quechua language study and encounters with indigenous oralists, literary specialists, authors, artists, and artisans. Students also explore urban painting, architecture, regional literature, and contemporary theater in both the capital city of Lima and "revolutionary" Arequipa. A rural homestay with a Quechua-speaking family and a trip into the Peruvian Amazon increase opportunities for cultural analysis.
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