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  • Locations: All, Peru
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Auburn University Faculty-Led Program College/School: College of Human Sciences, College of Sciences and Mathematics
Click here for a definition of this term AU Faculty Leader(s): Megan Elliott, Click here for a definition of this term Student Level: JR-Junior, SO-Sophomore, SR-Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Undergraduate GPA Requirement: 2.25 (Undergraduates) Attendance Requirement: 100% Attendance Is Required
Physical/Environmental Considerations: Ability to walk 5 miles per day, Backpacking, Extensive outdoor activities, Extensive walking, Hiking, Potentially demanding
Program Description:

AU Human Sciences - Cross-Cultural Adventures in Peru


In Peru, students will experience a highly diverse geography as they visit the coast, highlands (Andes mountains), and the Amazon rainforest. Explore the unique cultural history, ancient civilization ruins, breathtaking sights, and the busiest cities of Peru! Students will experience monasteries, markets, palaces, temples, ceviche cooking class, wildlife viewings, weaving demonstrations, and a myriad of additional adventures.

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with eleven days of valuable cultural activities and international study abroad experience in Peru. Price includes round-trip airfare, accommodations, all program-related ground transportation, regional-style meals, guided sightseeing be a certified local, and all entrance fees.

Students must be at least 19 years of age, be a full-time Auburn student and have a valid US Passport that does not expire within 6 months of the program. Students must have earned 30 credit hours at AU by the program start date, and have at least a 2.25 AU institutional GPA. 

As part of the application process, students must complete a brief 1-2 paragraph essay and an in-person interview with Katie Cooper or Megan Elliott.

Previous knowledge of Spanish is not necessary for participation in this program.

Physical Requirements: There are several excursions to multiple high elevation cities and locations that involve extensive walking, hiking and possible water-related activities. Please consult with the faculty director if physical accommodations are needed, as housing and activities arrangements would need to be confirmed in advance.


Winter 2019:
  • 1 October 2019: Application Deadline
  • October 2019: First Payment Due
  • October 2019: Scholarship Application Deadline
  • November 2019: Final Payment Due
  • 11 December 2019: Depart for Lima, Peru
  • 21 December 2019: Program end date - Return to U.S. from Peru


HUSC 5940 - Study and Travel in Human Sciences - 3 credits - Students will receive credit during spring 2020.


The program fee for this program is $5,800. Please contact the faculty director at the top of the page for cost and billing information.

Refund Policy:
Upon admission to this program, you will be responsible for payment of the program fees. Refunds will be made based on the withdrawal dates listed above. Students must inform the program director via email of intent to withdraw from the program. 

Students suspended or dismissed from the program for disciplinary or academic reasons after the start of the program are not eligible for any refund of fees.


Students will stay in both hotels and host family placements during this program. Housing is provided by on-site vendor EF Tours. The group will travel together to all sites and activities for the duration of the program. Airport pickup and transportation to locations and housing will also be provided by EF Tours.


Multiple cities in Peru


All excursions and activities are required as part of the course credit and cultural experience. Their locations include Lima, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Pisac, and Puerto Maldonado in the Amazon jungle. There will be tours of monasteries, markets, palaces, temples, ceviche cooking class, wildlife viewings, weaving demonstrations, among many other cultural and adventurous experiences. The majority of the trip will be with the entire group present, but for free time in certain cities a buddy system will be required so that no student is travelling alone.


If you do not have a passport: Please check for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.


  • U.S. Citizens do not need a visa for this program.
  • Non-U.S. Citizens should verify visa requirements.


  • Contact the Faculty Director listed at the top of the page.

This program is currently not accepting applications.