July in Cusco, Peru

  • winter study abroad in cusco peru overlooking machu picchu
  • winter study abroad in cusco peru overlooking cusco
Study Spanish and local topics in English in beautiful and historic Cusco, Peru! Enjoy a highlands setting in the former capital of the Inca Empire, where indigenous peoples can still be seen in traditional, colourful clothing and festivals take place on the regular.

Spend a little over 5 weeks enjoying the vibrant Peruvian city of Cusco while taking two courses. You can choose from two different study options:

  • Focus on your Spanish in the Spanish Immersion Program (taking two Spanish courses), or
  • Take a Spanish language course (all levels) and a Peruvian-focused course taught in English

We cater for all levels of Spanish, from beginner to advanced.

Cusco, originally established by the Inca and built up by the Spanish colonials, is a unique blend of modern and ancient. You will experience its quaint cobblestoned streets, modern markets, historical buildings and traditional people. This vibrant, high-elevation city is a dynamic hub providing the perfect setting for you to study in Peru.

Start getting excited about:

Traditional Peruvian culture and history – Cusco has retained and truly embraces its legacy as the centre of the impressive Inca Civilisation. 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 (11,150ft) above sea level. That’s some high altitude study! Think about this – Australia's highest mountain, Mt. Kosciuszko, is only 2,228m (7,310ft) 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 winter program takes place at a small satellite campus of a Peruvian University (USIL), developed specifically for international students looking for a unique study environment that could be combined with boundless travel opportunities, small personalised classes, individual attention and cultural immersion like no other. You can study Spanish language at any level and choose from a variety of courses taught in English. The courses and activities will take you out of the classroom setting to explore the city and the many impressive sites.