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  • Locations: various, Peru
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Cornell, Jodi Click here for a definition of this term Program Director: Schultz, Richard, Zimmerman, Emily
Housing Options: Homestay Language of Instruction: English
Host Country Language: Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Sponsor: Iowa State University
Click here for a definition of this term ISU Course: GLOBE 496, NREM 496 Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Program Type: Faculty-Led
Click here for a definition of this term Classification at Departure: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Program Description:
Peru NREM-1
 
Exploring Peru: Natural Resources & Local Communities

Informational Meeting ( With Food !): 

1.       Tuesday, September 12th from 6-7 PM in 106 Science II
2.       Monday, October 9th from 6-7 PM in 333 Science II
3.       Thursday, October 26th from 7-8 PM in 333 Science II 


Program Description:

Peru is a country rich in natural resources and culture. Peru is characterized by unique ecosystems, including highland grasslands and cloud forests in the Andes Mountains, and tropical rain forests in the Amazon River Basin. These Peruvian ecosystems boast some of the highest botanical and avian biodiversity in the world. Culturally, Peru is well-known for its indigenous Andean Culture and is home to the famous 15th-century Incan citadel, Machu Picchu, which is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

This 16-day study abroad trip will explore Peru! The trip will include a 5-day tour in the cloud forests of the Andes Mountains, and Amazon rain forest to learn about the Peruvian environment, including its diverse ecosystems, flora, and fauna. The tour will include guided hiking, motorized canoes, and visits to remote areas designed to maximize plant and wildlife viewing. Students will visit Machu Picchu, including trekking the Inca trail to the famed Sun Gate and Huayna Picchu, and learn about this culturally-important site from local guides. The program will provide students with the opportunity to spend 4 days in home-stays in a local community, visiting cultural sites, working with agricultural producers, and learning about local natural resources from community members.

Peru Flyer.pdf

Program Travel Dates:


May 6, 2018- May 22, 2018

Classes will meet during spring semester  for pre-departure orientation and will travel to Peru in May


Course Credits:

Globe 496 or NREM 496  - 2 Spring semester credits

Program Directors:

Dr. Richard  Schultz, rschultz@iastate.edu
Emily Zimmerman, emilyz@iastate.edu

Participant Selection Criteria:
  • Program will be open to all CALS students, but preference will be given to qualified NREM, ENSCI, and GRS students who demonstrate an interest in natural resource conservation and management.
  • Must demonstrate experience and/or willingness to work as a team in field conditions. 
  • Students must be in good academic standing.
  • In order to be successful in this program, students should be willing and able to participate in physically-demanding activities. While in Peru, we will be hiking extensively at altitude, including near Machu Pichu, in the Andean highlands, and in the cloud forest. Students should expect to hike carrying their day packs, and should be comfortable being outside in variable weather conditions. Experience backpacking, camping, etc. would be beneficial to students. Gardening activities may be part of the home stays in the rural communities.
  • This study abroad trip will include few modern conveniences, included limited or no electricity and Internet connectivity.
  • Knowledge of Spanish would be beneficial to participants, but it is not required. There will be translators available.
  • A short interview with the program directors may be required.

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Program Cost Description: The program cost consists of three parts: 1) Program Fee; 2) Other ISU Fees; and 3) Out of Pocket Personal Cost.

Program Fee: $4900 ( Includes airfare, on-site transportation, contracted services, housing, CISI medical and health insurance)

Other Fees: $105 study abroad administrative fee charged by Study Abroad Center.

Out of Pocket Personal Cost:

Passport which Costs $135 if you don't already have one

Incidentals: $350.00 ( Meals on your own, student identity card , souvenirs and other personal expenses)

If you are an undergraduate student in the College of Ag and Life Sciences and are a first time international traveler and do not have a passport, contact Jodi at jcornell@iastate.edu or Visha Arumugam at arumugam@iastate.edu to find out how you can have the cost of your passport reimbursed.
 
Scholarships:

There are scholarships available to apply for through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences ,  Application details are served to CALS students in the learning content section of the program application.

Note: Exploring Peru: Natural Resources & Local Communities is a Spring program. Deadline for CALS study abroad scholarship application for Spring, Spring break and Spring semester programs is November 1st, 2017.

 
 

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Program Itinerary:

Sunday, May 6: Depart DSM on AA flight 2228 at 5:15PM with service to DFW. Eat dinner in DFW. Depart DFW on AA flight 980 at 10:22PM with service to Lima, Peru.

Monday, May 7: Arrive in Lima, Peru at 5:31AM on AA flight 980. Eat breakfast in Lima airport. Depart Lima, Peru on XX flight at XX time with service to Cusco, Peru. Arrive in Cusco, Peru at approximately 11AM on Monday, May 6. Eat lunch in Cusco. Travel by private bus from Cusco to small village Viracochasi, located approximately 6.5 hours north of Cusco, Peru near Koribeni, Peru. Arrive in Viracochasi at approximately 8PM. Dinner and overnight at Illampu (NGO catering to study abroad groups interested in sustainability).

Tuesday, May 8: Illampu Meals and lodging with Illampu; visits to agricultural producers, community and cultural centers, natural resources, etc. near the village. Transport by private bus.  

Wednesday, May 9: Illampu Meals and lodging with Illampu; visits to agricultural producers, community and cultural centers, natural resources, etc. near the village. Transport by private bus.

Thursday, May 10: Illampu Meals and lodging with Illampu; visits to agricultural producers, community and cultural centers, natural resources, etc. near the village. Transport by private bus.

Friday, May 11: Illampu Meals and lodging with Illampu; visits to agricultural producers, community and cultural centers, natural resources, etc. near the village. Transport by private bus. Depart Viracochasi at 10 AM for Cusco. Arrive in Cusco at 4:30PM. Pre-Machu Picchu trek orientation at 6:30PM. Dinner in Cusco. Lodging at local hotel or hostel.

Saturday, May 12: Machu Picchu Trek (Classic Inca Trail). Pick up from hotel in morning by Sam Travel Peru. Breakfast, lunch, dinner on trail. Camping.

Sunday, May 13: Machu Picchu Trek (Classic Inca Trail). Breakfast, lunch, dinner on trail. Camping.

Monday, May 14: Machu Picchu Trek (Classic Inca Trail). Breakfast, lunch, dinner on trail. Camping.
 
Tuesday, May 15: Machu Picchu Trek (Classic Inca Trail). Breakfast and lunch on trail. Dinner in transit. Return to Cusco hotel by 8:30PM. Transit with Sam Travel Peru.  

Wednesday, May 16: Collected from hotel by Panticolla tours in the morning. Manu National Park (Panticolla Tours). 5-day tour into Manu National Park. All meals and lodging included.

Thursday, May 17: Manu National Park (Panticolla Tours). 5-day tour into Manu National Park. All meals and lodging included.

Friday, May 18: Manu National Park (Panticolla Tours). 5-day tour into Manu National Park. All meals and lodging included.

Saturday, May 19: Manu National Park (Panticolla Tours). 5-day tour into Manu National Park. All meals and lodging included.

Sunday, May 20: Manu National Park (Panticolla Tours). 5-day tour into Manu National Park. Breakfast and lunch included. Returned to Cusco hotel late in the afternoon. Dinner in Cusco.

Monday, May 21: Breakfast in Cusco. Depart Cusco on XX flight XX in the morning with service to Lima, Peru. Arrive in Lima, Peru midday. Lunch and dinner in the Lima airport. Depart Lima, Peru on AA flight 988 at 11:53PM with service to DFW.

Tuesday, May 22: Arrive in DWF at 7:22AM. Breakfast in DFW. Depart DFW at 11:05AM on AA flight 2226 with service to DSM. Arrive in DSM at 1:01PM.


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This program is currently not accepting applications.