Cusco, Peru


University of Salamanca, International Studies Abroad

Location A city of 300,000 inhabitants, Cusco is situated on the southeastern side of Peru, crossing through the Andes Mountains. The city of Cusco is known as the Inca capital of Peru and the archaeological capital of the Americas. Not only does the city have many ancient archaeological and historic buildings, such as the Cathedral, it also contains many artisan markets in the streets of San Andrés, along Avenida El Sol, in the Calle Triunfo, and in the Plaza de Armas. You are sure to find plenty to do and see on a daily basis in Cusco!

Program of Study semester or summer study with optional service learning and internship

Students can take culture courses in Spanish and English, learn Spanish at any level or take a beginning Quechua language class.  Classes take place with local faculty at the ISA Study Center, and students receive a transcript from the University of Salamanca upon completion.  A variety of placements are available for service learning and internships, from environment to arts to business.

Living Arrangements Students are provided room and board with a host family. Weekly laundry service is also provided.

Eligibility Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. There may be language requirements for internship or service learning placements.

Additional Information Students will need a visa to study in Peru for a semester. Resident directors assist students in applying for the visa. Some excursions are also included in the program; these may be to Arequipa, Machu Picchu, among others.