CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Cusco - Semester in Cusco

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Qosq’o—that’s the Quecha name for Cusco—is the center of modern indigenous culture in Peru, so you’ll learn a ton about South America outside of the classroom. Join Semester in Cusco at 11,500 feet in an incredible city with a vibrant culture. The... read more

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A student studying abroad with CISabroad (Center for International Studies): Cusco - Semester in Cusco
I gained a better understanding of how similar individuals of the world are--it does not matter what culture you come from. - Western Oregon University View Entire Review
At times. It helped me grow up a lot, but I had a really hard time here and had to do a lot of things on my own. - University of New Haven View Entire Review
I learned what it felt like to be different. I was the minority and I was able to gain new perspectives on the thoughts and feelings that minorities must deal with everyday. It opened my eyes and humbled me. - Berea College View Entire Review

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Qosq’o—that’s the Quecha name for Cusco—is the center of modern indigenous culture in Peru, so you’ll learn a ton about South America outside of the classroom. Join Semester in Cusco at 11,500 feet in an incredible city with a vibrant culture. The way to learn Spanish is to immerse yourself in it, and that’s just what you’ll do on Semester in Cusco! Imagine a region filled with stunning mountain views, Quechua-speaking communities, and llamas. On the weekends, you’ll get to explore this diverse region’s salt flats, market towns, ancient ruins, and more. It’s all a short, inexpensive trip from downtown Cusco. Cusco is full of pre-Hispanic and colonial history, which often overlap in fascinating ways. Churches built on pre-Inca spiritual sites, European-esque paintings of the Last Supper that include Andean regional cuisine, and leafy Spanish-style plazas atop Incan stone represent the dynamism of this city that you can easily make your own.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Environmental Studies
  • Architect
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • History
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literature
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
2000
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This award is intended for students within the LGBTQIA+ community, as part of CIS Abroad’s commitment to Generation Study Abroad. Studying abroad as an LGBTQIA+ or gender nonconforming student brings an additional set of challenges and options to consider. There are some questions you may want to ask yourself, and research to be done, before choosing a study abroad program – but our LGBTQIA+ students have amazing experiences abroad and often find local LGBTQIA+ communities to be a part of. Recipients will select from a variety of mediums to share their story while abroad, in addition to submitting a photo testimonial.

Up to $500

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

This award is intended to benefit students of color, who are traditionally underrepresented within education abroad. We aim to widen the diversity of our community of interns and students abroad and foster equity in access to these experiences. If you identify as biracial, multiracial, Black, African & African American, Caribbean American, Latinx / Chican@ / Hispanic, Asian & Asian American, Native, Pacific Islander, or another minoritized racial/ethnic identity not listed, we invite you to apply. In your application essay, tell us about how your identity will impact your experience abroad. Recipients will select from a variety of mediums to share their story while abroad, in addition to submitting a photo testimonial.

Up to $500

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

This award is intended for students in a Greek Life organization who need help covering the cost of membership dues while abroad. In keeping with the philanthropic values of Greek Life organizations, recipients should plan to participate in at least one self-directed volunteer opportunity while abroad and produce content (ex. a blog post or video) related to that experience, in addition to other selections.

Up to $500

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

We understand first-generation students face additional barriers to studying and interning abroad. In fact, many staff members at CIS Abroad are also first-generation college students. This scholarship is intended to help fund the visa process, flights, and international housing for students who are among the first from their family to go to college. Recipients will share their story of learning and exploration while abroad with a photo gallery and their choice of travel vlog, blogging, or an Instagram takeover.

Up to $500

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

This award is intended for students who demonstrate excellence in their academic major. While abroad, recipients will use a variety of channels (video, blogging, photos) to share how studying/interning abroad is enriching their academic or professional career, in addition to submitting a photo testimonial.

$250

Deadlines:
Spring: October 1 Summer: March 1 Fall: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CIS Abroad programs.

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