SIT Study Abroad: Peru - Indigenous Peoples and Globalization

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Explore and examine how indigenous peoples in Peru are adapting and innovating to ensure the preservation of their cultural values and to shape their own future in the face of globalization and rapid change.This program explores and examines the s... read more

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A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Peru - Indigenous Peoples and Globalization
I gained skills in Spanish speaking, cultural competency, research, and general travel skills. It was incredibly worthwhile - I learned and gained a lot and I know it will benefit me in the future. - Elon University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Peru - Indigenous Peoples and Globalization
I learned a lot more about Peruvian history and indigenous cultures. I also gained valuable research experience from my Independent Study Project. It took a lot of work and effort, but all of it was worthwhile. I had a great time and would love to go back. - Miami University View Entire Review
I learned about Peruvian culture and I do feel like it was a good experience to live in a foreign country - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned so much about cultures I really had no prior knowledge about. Being able to visit and interact with different indigenous communities was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I am so grateful to have had. I also do not believe I would have been able to achieve the level of Spanish I am at now without my time in Peru. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Absolutely. You are constantly learning about yourself and your surroundings. In addition, it is more than a vacation. Most days good ones but you live there long enough to where your emotions may go through some hardship. THIS IS OKAY. These moments help you realize what it is you need to do to help yourself. - Sewanee: The University of the South View Entire Review
February 16, 2017 So You Want To Go To Peru
I had the opportunity to go and see things that most other students don't. I truly did enjoy my experience abroad; however, there are some aspects of the program I feel need to change. I loved my fellow students on the program, our trips throughout the country, but there are things I would change about SIT. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Past Review Sit Peru
It was definitely worthwhile I saw amazing places and met very cool people gained a lot of perspective and improved my spanish a lot. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Peru - Indigenous Peoples and Globalization
I learned that it is very important to have an open mind about everything. Studying abroad has taught me to try new things even if they are outside of my comfort zone (like trying a guinea pig). It was definitely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
My Spanish got better, I learned so much about indigenous rights, and I think most importantly the program challenged me to think differently about development and the way we view the earth and its resources in general. It was definitely worthwhile, and I'm positive this experience has impacted the future I envision for myself. - Occidental College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Peru - Indigenous Peoples & Globalization
I learned a lot about the peoples and cultures of Peru. Additionally, I greatly improved my Spanish skills and feel much more confident in my ability to communicate with others in Spanish. I made many great friends, both Peruvian and from the states, that I know I will stay in touch with for a long time to come. I learned many t... - The College of Wooster View Entire Review
Past Review Mountain Livin'
Mastery of a language, a host of new friends (many of whom I consider family), and a different adventure every day. I couldn't have asked for more. - Kenyon College View Entire Review
I am better at speaking Spanish, went on wonderful excursions, and made good friends. I did not learn much. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Peru: Indigenous Peoples & Globalization
I think the biggest gain from the program was the ISP experience of doing original research immersed in the topic and culture that I was studying. It boosted my confidence in operating in Spanish. Made great friends. Worthwhile. - Tulane University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Peru - Indigenous Peoples and Globalization
January 14, 2020 A Journey Through Peru
I grew academically as well as personally from this experience. It was definitely worthwhile. - Occidental College View Entire Review
I certainly improved my Spanish and reflected on the things I like and don't like about my own culture, and what kinds of values I wanted to take back with me. It was 100% worthwhile for me to study abroad. - Claremont McKenna College View Entire Review
June 25, 2019 Be Wary!
I gained a new family which is the best! I still keep in touch with my host mom to this day and can't wait to visit her again. - Skidmore College View Entire Review
I learned so much about Peruvian culture, history, politics, and language, as well as a ton about myself. My study away was definitely worthwhile. - Macalester College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Peru - Indigenous Peoples and Globalization
I really improved my Spanish, met some great people, and learned a lot about Peruvian culture and history - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Peru - Indigenous Peoples and Globalization
I gained a new appreciation for indigenous people and the struggles they face on a daily basis and learned a lot about myself in a few short months. Completely worthwhile! - University of Redlands View Entire Review
I learned how to live in a different country and communicate in a language and culture that I was not originally comfortable with. It was definitely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I have become a more confident, kind, and accepting person. Every second was worth it, I would not change any part of my experience. - Bucknell University View Entire Review
It was worth while because this program opened my eyes to the injustice of the world, and that there is a small hope that people might be able to help those who are suffering from having their land used as a petrol drilling area - Luther College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Peru - Indigenous Peoples & Globalization
I deeply cherish my study abroad opportunity with the SIT Perú: Globalization and Indigenous People program. Community within the program grows deeply and closely between the students within the program and the program staff, while also offering endless possibilities for you to be as much or as little immersed into the Peruvian ... - Wake Forest University View Entire Review
I gained tons of confidence, felt that I grew a lot because of what I was exposed, gained new amazing friends, gained knowledge about a country I can go back and tour people around a city, learned the benefits of my citizenship and it was just another learning experience thats a must, in order to understand. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile, and I'm glad that I did SIT, even if it wasn't as challenging as I expected. Peru is an amazing country--it has jungle, mountains, beaches, everything and the people wonderful. - Illinois Wesleyan University View Entire Review

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Explore and examine how indigenous peoples in Peru are adapting and innovating to ensure the preservation of their cultural values and to shape their own future in the face of globalization and rapid change.

This program explores and examines the social, economic, political, and cultural impacts of globalization on indigenous peoples, and the ways in which communities respond and adapt to these transformations in Peru. You can rapidly advance your Spanish and also learn introductory Quechua, an indigenous language of the Andean region.

Major topics of study include:

- Indigenous rights, advocacy, and policy
- Community empowerment
- Identity recognition
- Historical legacies and contemporary social movements
- Impacts of global changes: society, culture, economy, and ecology

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Latin American Studies
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literature
  • Spanish Language, Literature
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SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT Study Abroad awards need-based scholarships and grants. We do not offer merit-based awards at this time. Average awards range between $500 and $5,000 for our semester programs, and between $500 and $3,000 for our summer programs. Our scholarships and grants are available to all students accepted into an SIT Study Abroad program irrespective of citizenship, national origin, or home school. We do not require a separate scholarship application for each scholarship fund; eligible students will be evaluated for all funds for which they are eligible. Please note: SIT Study Abroad scholarships and grants are only applicable to tuition and room/board fees billed by SIT Study Abroad. We do not award scholarships or grants to cover any other expenses, including, but not limited to, immunizations, visa fees, books, or study abroad fees charged by your home school. If your home school has an established billing agreement with us, it is your responsibility to communicate with your home school as to how your SIT scholarship or grant will be passed on to you by your home school. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs – extended to June 1 for summer 2020 May 15 for fall programs — extended to June 1 for fall 2020 November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application. After ticking the scholarship box in the program application, please complete the following steps: Provide us with the name and email address of a financial aid officer at your home school. Electronically sign and date the FERPA release included as part of the application process. The financial aid officer at your school will be emailed a link to a secure web form where s/he will provide information about your financial aid at your home school

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