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  • Locations: Cusco, Peru
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: The GREEN Program 
  • Restrictions: UNCW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2024 11/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Program Type: Study Abroad
Provider: GREEN Program Field of Study: Agriculture, Anthropology, Archaeology, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Business, Business Design, Chemistry, Earth Science, Ecology, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science, Forestry, Geography, Geology, Human Rights, Independent Study, Interdisciplinary Design, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Physics, Politics, Sciences, Service Learning, Social Policy & Administration, Social Work, Spanish, Urban Design
Minimum GPA: 2.5 High Impact Experiences: Internship, Research, Volunteer
Class Standing: Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Advisor: Megan Hinson
Program Description:
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The GREEN Program - Peru
Meet The GREEN Program (TGP) | Follow our adventures on Instagram @greenprogram
The GREEN Program (TGP) is an award-winning experiential education program focused on our world's most pressing issues in sustainable development. Since 2009, our mission is to educate and empower future sustainability leaders through experiential education, responsible travel, and adventure. Today, our alumni represent 470 universities across 70 countries and are now making an impact at organizations such as The Environmental Protection Agency, National Geographic, NASA, Rivian, Boeing, Nike, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Google, and more. 

Who this program is for: The GREEN Peru program is the ideal fit for curious and culturally-inclined individuals with a passion for ancient history, environmental sustainability, and community engagement. If you are captivated by the ingenuity of the Incan civilization and its water resource management practices, this program will provide you with an enriching and immersive learning experience. Whether you are a student pursuing studies in engineering, archaeology, anthropology, or environmental sciences (open to all majors!), or an adventurer seeking to explore South America, visit the first carbon-neutral World Wonder, Machu Picchu, or learn about new cultures and sustainable practices, this program caters to your interests and aspirations. If you are eager to collaborate on impactful capstone projects, engage in service learning initiatives, and embrace the vibrant traditions of Peru, then The GREEN Peru Program offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for personal growth and a deeper connection with global sustainability efforts. Prepare to embark on a transformative journey that will leave you with a profound appreciation for history, a commitment to sustainable solutions, and a lasting impact on the communities you encounter. 

The GREEN Program - Peru

Program Highlights/Description: Journey to the heart of Peru with The GREEN Program and immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the Incas while exploring modern-day water resource management. This transformative program blends education, cultural immersion, service-learning and community engagement, providing an unparalleled experience that will leave a lasting impact on your life and the world around you. 

Program highlights include:
  1. Learning from Indigenous Incan Practices in Engineering and Water Resource Management: Delve into the ingenuity of the ancient Incas and their remarkable engineering feats in water resource management. Learn from local experts about the indigenous Incan aqueduct systems and irrigation techniques that have sustained communities for centuries. 
  2. Opportunity to Survey Incan Aqueducts and Create 3D Models: Put theory into practice by embarking on excursions to explore Incan aqueducts firsthand. Engage in surveying activities and, with the aid of modern technology, create 3D models of these historical marvels. Experience the awe of walking in the footsteps of ancient civilizations and gain valuable engineering insights.
  3. Collaborate on Capstone Projects: Form dynamic teams with fellow participants and collaborate on capstone projects related to water resource management. Apply the knowledge acquired during the program to propose innovative solutions that integrate ancient wisdom and modern practices. Mentorship from local professionals will guide your ideas toward tangible impacts. 
  4. Discover Peruvian Culture through Dance and Culinary Experiences: Embrace the vibrant Peruvian culture through dance workshops that connect you to the traditions of the Andean communities. Experience authentic culinary experiences, tasting traditional dishes that have been passed down through generations, and modern culinary dishes which are known to create fusions with other cultures. 
  5. Engage in a Service Learning Project: Engage in a service learning project that is community-led and centered around water resource management initiatives. Work side by side with local leaders, contributing to sustainable projects that positively impact the lives of residents and enhance water accessibility and conservation efforts.
Learn more about The GREEN Program in Peru here: 

Start your sustainability adventure today!
Learn more about The GREEN Program HERE, and Apply to The GREEN Program today!
*Spots fill on a rolling, first-come, first-serve basis. 
Questions? Contact The GREEN Program at or (215) 821-0935.

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Student Testimonials: What TGP Alumni are saying

"There’s nothing else like The GREEN Program in the world right now. From a recruiting standpoint, going on TGP during a school break shows so much intentionality. The GREEN Program is such good interview material because it's such an incredible experience, and the recruiters want to hear about them. I've been to Peru and Japan multiple times before, and with TGP, there were still so many new, purposefully curated experiences that added new levels to my understanding. TGP alumni are making an impact in every industry and I can't wait to connect with them in the alumni network. You can't ask for a better learning experience than being there."
- Kevin Yuan, Global Sustainability Lead, Senior Manager, Nike

"Regardless of the specific program, each iteration of The GREEN Program guarantees a transformative journey, where self-discovery is the norm. Engaging in these immersive experiences, you will learn new things about yourself and expand your comfort zone. The essence of The GREEN Program lies in its ability to challenge and inspire individuals to explore uncharted territories, both internally and externally. By embarking on this unique journey, I have redefined my limits and unlocked a newfound sense of adventure, self-awareness, and resilience."
- Muntaha Imteyaz, Architectural Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology

"TGP has been shaping my career and helping reinforce my core values since 2016. From a bright-eyed sophomore Mechanical Engineering student from south Texas to a skilled professional in the reliability industry living in Chicago, TGP has been a consistent source of support, encouragement, and continuous learning. Both the in-person and online programs that I attended taught me invaluable transferable skills, grew my network within the sustainability community, and helped me realize that pursuing a graduate degree in Sustainability Management was my next big step. From there, the TGP Alumni Network and the resources poured into it have enabled my biggest leap yet. Now, I'm proud to say I am going to be leading the sustainable engineering program for a Fortune 500 company starting this spring."
- Amy Marie Amaon, Sustainability Manager, Blue Cross and Blue Shield

"The GREEN Program was truly a one-of-a-kind experience that helped me confirm that the energy industry was what I wanted to pursue for my career.  Taking advantage of an alternative winter break to experience the education and adventure these programs offer allowed me to learn about renewable energy facilities up close and personal. This made me want to find ways to increase clean energy technologies where I live, and I am now contributing to doing just that in the City of Philadelphia. Also, The TGP Alumni network was also one of the ways I found out about my current job."
- Maxine Dixon, Operations Manager, Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA)