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AIM Overseas History of the Inca Peru Short-term Study Abroad
Cusco, Peru (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer (Dec - Feb)
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Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
Program Type:
Non-Exchange Short-Term
Short-term Type:
Coursework, Site Visits
Short-term Duration:
3 weeks
Program Description:

History of the Inca Civilisation
Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Peru
AIM Overseas

AIM Inca History Peru ST
Location Cusco, Peru
Program description Taught by the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, this course examines Peru from its pre-Hispanic roots focusing into one of the major civilizations of the pre-Columbian world, The Incas. This course explores issues related to Inca ideology, their economic and social organisation, the connection between the government and religion, and emphasises their cultural and material legacy. It utilises a variety of sources, including the examinations of documents, a number of guided visits to archaeological places, and museums.
Utilising experts in Incan history, the program explores the Incan civilisation from the classroom as well as during field trips to world-renowned sites. This course will take you trekking up Machu Picchu, the mysterious ruins formed in the 15th century, now names as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. You will experience the ancient temples and rituals of the Inca’s, exploring the giant walls and structures built over 500 years ago!
Relevant subject areas Ancient History
Program dates 7 January – 28 January 2017
Application deadline Friday, 30 September 2016
Places available AIM Overseas programs are highly competitive and fill up fast so be sure to get your application in as early as possible.
Eligibility criteria When researching the AIM Overseas programs, be sure to consider whether you meet the published pre-requisites. You should contact AIM Overseas for course syllabi and discuss whether the program meets your academic requirements by discussing it with your course coordinator at the University of Sydney.
Credit/Not-for-credit Please contact your faculty office with the below form to submit an application for credit. Participation in any AIM Overseas program does not guarantee credit and will require faculty assessment of individual applications-for-credit.
Arts and Social Sciences
Language Classes are instructed in English.
Fees and scholarships 2017 Total Program Cost: $4990
  • Tuition
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-ups and drop offs on designated dates
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Field trips
  • Cultural activities
  • AIM Overseas pre-departure service and support

Additional costs (not included in program fee):  Airfare, travel insurance, personal expenses.
OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.
Location overview Cusco, the foremost city of the Inca Empire, is now the undisputed archaeological capital of the Americas, as well as the continents oldest continuously inhabited city. It has a rich cultural heritage and is the home of Machu Picchu – the lost Incan City, which is the best-known and most spectacular archaeological site on the continent.
Nearly half of Peru is covered by the world’s largest rainforest – the Amazon. As well as thousands of fascinating plant and animal species, this huge jungle is home to hundreds of Amerindian tribes, some of which may never have seen the outside world! In Peru the wildest landscapes – from frozen Andean peaks to the deep Amazon – help us re-forge our connection to the natural world.
Beyond that, the cuisine alone makes it worth the trip. Peruvian cuisine is among the most varied and best in the world. It’s a reflection of its three main geographical zones, the coast, the Andean highlands and the jungle, and an incorporation of influences from different times and immigrant cultures.
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