Cusco, originally established by the Inca and built up by the Spanish colonials, is a unique blend of modern and ancient. This vibrant, high-elevation city is a dynamic hub providing the perfect setting for you to study a semester Peru.
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Traditional Peruvian culture and history – Cusco has retained and truly embraces its legacy as the centre of the impressive Inca civilization. Museums, libraries, and archaeological sites relating to the Inca abound in Cusco and surrounding areas.
Incredible setting - Cusco is in a high valley that sits approximately 3,400m or 11,000 feet above sea level. That’s some high altitude study! Think about this, Australia's highest mountain, Mt. Kosciuszko, is only 2,228m or 7,310 feet above sea level. Flanked by arguably the most beautiful mountain range on the globe – The Andes. The climate is enjoyable, the sun is bright, and the people have a reputation as one of the most friendly and welcoming on the planet. Yes, on the planet!
Amazing sights – The region is home to amazing landmarks including the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, and is also filled with beautiful mountain views, traditional Quechua communities, llamas, salt flats, market towns, and ancient ruins.
A quaint program focusing on Spanish language and Peruvian culture- The Semester at Cusco, Peru program takes place at a small satellite campus of a Peruvian University, developed specifically for international students looking for a unique study environment that could be combined with boundless travel opportunities, small personalised classed, individual attention and cultural immersion like no other. You can study Spanish language at any level and choose from a variety of courses focused on Peru's history, culture, biodiversity, architecture, art and design, photography, literature, business and nutrition. Both courses and activities will take you out of the classroom setting to explore the city and the many impressive sites.