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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

Location: Cusco, Peru
Program dates: 6 – 27 January 2018
Application deadline: September 15 2017
Duration 3 weeks

Host: Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola
Provider: AIM Overseas

AIM Inca History Peru ST

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!

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Academic Information

Language: Classes are instructed in English.
Relevant subject area: Ancient History
Academic credits: 3 US credits

Once you have applied to AIM Overseas they will provide you with the full course syllabus so that you can submit this to your faculty for academic credit assessment.

Useful Information 

Local 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.
Accommodation will be provided in a twin or triple share room shared with other AIM Overseas participants at the Anden Inca Hotel which is situated three blocks away from the main square.



Program fee: $4990
Program fee includes: 
- Tuition
- Accommodation
- Airport pick-ups and drop offs on designated dates
- Daily Breakfast
- Field trips
- Cultural activities
- AIM Overseas pre-departure service and support

Other costs:  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.

How to Apply

Applications for January 2018 are now open!
To apply to this program you need to submit an application to Sydney Abroad and AIM Overseas. The Sydney Abroad application will provide you with the ability to apply for academic credit towards your University of Sydney course. Once you have applied to AIM Overseas they will provide you with the program syllabus, which you will need to request approval from your faculty to receive academic credit towards your University course.

AIM Overseas have the final decision on whether you are accepted to participate in this program, however you faculty have the final decision on whether you are able to receive academic credit for this program. It is not a requirement of AIM Overseas programs that you are approved to receive academic credit.