Cusco

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Situated high in the Andes Mountains in Southeastern Peru, Cusco stands tall as the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. The nearby Inca archaeological site of Machu Picchu has long been one of the most inspirational destinations for countless travelers. Spaniards first arrived to Peru in the 1530s, with conquistador Francisco Pizarro. Due to heavy Spanish influence for many decades, much of the architecture in present-day Cusco is a mix of Inca and Spanish design.

Today, Cusco is one of the must see destinations in South America, due to the preservation of its culture displayed in amazing archaeological sites, architecture, and colorful Peruvian dress. Many Cusqueños still wear traditional clothing like polleras (long, colorful skirts), play zampoñas (pan flutes), and raise llamas. In addition, the exquisite Andean cuisine provides Peruvians and foreigners alike with innovative dishes. Prepare yourself to be enamored with both culture and a constant breathtaking view of the Sacred Valley as you study abroad in Cusco.

The immersion experience in Cusco will take your handle on the Spanish language to new levels. Students will also be able to study Quechua, an indigenous language of Peru, as well as culture and history courses in English. Students receive a transcript from the prestigious Universidad de Salamanca, while attending classes at the ISA Study Center.

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Academic Programs Offered in Cusco

Sem./Tri.
Summer
Summer
Summer
Gap
HIGH SCHOOL
Language, Literature & Culture
Universidad de Salamanca Cursos Internacionales en Cusco
[Courses instructed in English and Spanish]

2014

CodePrice
Fall 1 2014
(Sep 5, 2014 to Dec 13, 2014)
ICSF1114$9,700
Fall 2 2014 (Fall 1 + ELAP Service-Learning and Internships)
(Sep 5, 2014 to Dec 13, 2014)
ICSEF1114$11,700

2015

CodePrice
Spring 1 2015
(Jan 30, 2015 to May 9, 2015)
ICSS1115$10,500
Spring 2 2015 (Spring 1 + ELAP Service-Learning and Internships)
(Jan 30, 2015 to May 9, 2015)
ICSES1115$12,300
Fall 1 2015
(Sep 4, 2015 to Dec 12, 2015)
ICSF1115$10,500
Fall 2 2015 (Fall 1 + ELAP Service-Learning and Internships)
(Sep 4, 2015 to Dec 12, 2015)
ICSEF1115$12,300