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Institutional Development and Education in Peru

Explore the rich cultural traditions of Peru in Cusco and Puno!

This program will consider how the economic development in Peru from the pre-Columbian era to the present day reflects the broader social, political and cultural aspects of Peru and Latin America. You will also have the opportunity to explore the role of economic, social and political institutions at some of Peru’s most beautiful and historically significant locations. Visits to schools and with educators will provide you with a unique opportunity to learn how a different country educates its students.

Explore the culture, education system, and development of a country that historically has been a mixture of two powerful cultures and has evolved as a thriving economy in South America. From the Inca Empire to the Spanish Vice Royalty and beyond, the development of Peru reflects not just the educational, economic and political institutions that form the basis of contemporary societies in Latin America, but also speaks more broadly to economic growth, entrepreneurship and social progress across the centuries.

The course offers immersive experiences in the traditions, education and economic development in Peru, with time in the classroom supplemented by excursions to local museums, churches and archaeological sites, service learning and other areas of interest.

Program Summary

Focus: Economics and Education

Term: Summer II

Travel Dates: July 1-23, 2022

Credit: 3 – 6 hours of undergraduate or graduate credit

Application Deadline: Dec. 1, 2021

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