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  • Locations: Cusco, Peru; Machu Picchu, Peru; Posada Amazonas, Peru
  • Program Terms: Short-Term Spring
  • Restrictions: UNCW applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Provider: Faculty-Led
Field of Study: Communication Studies, Spanish Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class Standing: Early College, Freshman, FYSA, Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Faculty Program Leader: Emmanuel Harris, Stephen Pullum
Advisor: Kara Pike Inman
Program Description:
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Machu Picchu Peru: Nuestra Gente/Our People

Program Description

Program Overview
With the ancient city of Machu Picchu as the primary focus, the Spring Break immersion class examines the surrounding communities both past and present to contextualize, interpret and celebrate one of the foundational pillars of our continent. With first-hand experiences, acquiring or refining basic Spanish language skills, and learning fundamental attributes of intercultural communication, students will be exposed to a rich cultural and linguistic heritage.

From to the coast of Lima, to the ancient Incan capital city of Cusco and the captivating wonder of Machu Picchu as well as numerous fascinating and interactive stops in local communities, students will explore, hike, raft, feast and discover the magic of indigenous Peru.

Program Activities & Features
All tours included in the program: Lima, Nasca, Cusco, Machu Picchu including but not limited to Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambo Machay.


  • Degree-seeking student
  • At least 18-years-old at time of participation
  • Medically able to hike
  • Good judicial standing
  • 2.5+ GPA at time of application

Academic Details

SPN 294: Machu Peru: Nuestra Gente/Our People (1 credit)
COM 294: Machu Peru: Nuestra Gente/Our People (1 credit)
SPN 595: Machu Peru: Nuestra Gente/Our People (1 credit)

Program Dates

Application Deadline
November 21, 2019

Tentative Program Dates 
March 6-15, 2020

Financial Details

Estimated Program Fee: $2,066

Program Fee Includes: 

  • All local transportation
  • Most meals
  • Round trip trains for the tour in Machu Picchu
  • All hotel accommodations
  • All entrance tickets for tours in Cusco
  • All tours 
  • Rafting equipment and fees
  • Health Insurance
Additional costs: 
(not included in program fee) 
  • International Airfare
  • Some meals
  • Passport, if needed

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding. 

UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at

More Information 

This program is currently not accepting applications.