Study Abroad in Cusco this Summer: 10 Things You Need Know

Johanna Alvarado is an ISA Site Specialist for Chile and Peru.

One Peruvian family who is anxiously waiting to meet their new son or daughter. You will have the opportunity to experience the typical Peruvian lifestyle as you get to choose between a homestay or pensión as your housing option.

Two courses. Take two courses in the following fields: Language, Literature, Culture and History! Courses are offered at the ISA Study Center alongside fellow ISA students.

Three languages. How many summer programs offer courses in multiple languages? You have the unique opportunity to enroll in Spanish, English or even a Quechua (indigenous language) course!

Four thousand types of Peruvian potatoes. Not only is Peru’s large selection of potatoes impressive, but the country offers every visitor an unforgettable and delicious gastronomic experience. Recognized as one of the top culinary tourism stops in the world, Peru is literally as delicious as it looks.

Five weeks in your program. Get those credits you need before graduation. Receive six credits in a little over a month during the Summer 2 session!

Six feet is the standard height of a fully grown llama. Llamas are a common sight and highly regarded in the Peruvian culture.

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day support. Our amazing Cusco onsite staff will be readily available at any point throughout your program. Great for travel advice, medical assistance or just to say hello, our staff members will bring a smile to your face each and every time you see them.

Eight Wonders of the World. Cross this adventure off of your bucket list, as you journey through the dense rainforest to the misty peak of Machu Picchu. Don’t worry about planning; this excursion is included in your program!

Nine ELAP placements. Interested in service learning opportunities? ELAP allows you to work with organizations specifically focused in designated fields.

Ten percent of the world species of birds can be seen in Puerto Maldonado. Stay in a jungle lodge in the Amazonian during this optional excursion. Experience nature in a completely different way, as you get to enjoy one of the greatest biodiversities in the world!