Study in Cusco, Peru
ISA - Study Center
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. Today, Cusco is a must-see destination in South America. The preservation of its culture, displayed in amazing archaeological sites, architecture, and colorful Peruvian dress, make it quite impressive to witness. Exquisite Andean cuisine provides innovative dishes for Peruvians and foreigners alike. Prepare yourself to be enamored with culture and a constant breathtaking view of the Sacred Valley as you study abroad in Cusco.
The hands-on 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.
- This program counts for the UMD Liberal Education Global Perspectives Requirement
- Learn about the following areas of study at ISA Cusco:
- Language, Literature & Culture
- Language, Literature & Culture + Service Learning
- Study abroad foreign courses must be reviewed at UMD prior to program participation so that you know how they will contribute to your degree progress.
Semester Program Costs
Cosponsor Program Cost
Find it on their website
UMD Study Abroad Fee
UMD Internet Access Fee
Subtract the Cosponsor Discount
ESTIMATED NET COST
= EST. TOTAL COST
- View detailed information regarding calculating program costs.
- Compare this program cost to UMD's cost of attendance for an academic year.
- If you do not see a cost estimate for the semester/term you intend to go abroad, the cost has not yet been determined. Please note cost estimates and fees may change depending on international economic factors. UMD Study Abroad delays the posting of final fees until enrollments, inflation, and exchange rates are determined in order to provide students with the most accurate pricing. We strive to post final fees by October 1 for Spring programs, March 1 for May/Summer programs, and May 1 for Fall and Academic year programs.
Consult with One Stop to see how financial aid can apply to study abroad
- Receive guidance about all things money related
- Ask for estimates and budget samples
- Learn when and how financial aid is disbursed
- Ask about other scholarship opportunities & loan info
Plan your budget
Download this Study Abroad Budget Planning Form to estimate costs. Create duplicates to compare this program with others.
- Get a passport. It takes 6 weeks to receive your passport. Make sure your passport expiration date lasts at least 6 months after your program ends
- Learn about visa or resident permit requirements on the cosponsor (or UMTC) website (as applicable)
- Roundtrip airfare should only be purchased after official acceptance from the foreign university
How to Apply
A $50 non-refundable application fee will be billed to your One Stop account upon submission of your online application. Provide the following program info when you apply:
Center Name: UMD Study Abroad
Education Abroad Term: Fall/Spring. If going for a year you must apply to each semester and the UMD app fee will be waived. Contact our study abroad coordinator with questions.
Program Name: Cosponsored Cusco, Peru (select your track if applicable)
After you apply
- You will receive an email confirmation with a link to your application checklist
- Follow instructions for submitting your checklist items on time
- Your UMD study abroad program coordinator will review your application and monitor the progress of your checklist
- Your program coordinator (or short-term program leader) will confirm your acceptance
- Once accepted, you must complete a confirmation checklist to confirm your participation
- Once we receive your confirmation, your account will be billed
If you decide to cancel, you must login to the application system and submit a “Cancel Request.” Note: If you cancel, you are responsible for any nonrecoverable cosponsor costs (application fees, deposits etc.) Contact the cosponsor for further information or any questions.
UMD Program Contact
Contact Jerolyn Bruns, the Study Abroad Program Coordinator for any questions about this program.
International Studies Abroad (ISA) is an affiliate program provider that we have partnered with to cosponsor study abroad programs in locations all over the globe. If you participate in this program, your grades abroad will factor into your UMD GPA, you’ll receive resident credit and your course grades will appear on your transcript.
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