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Pontifica Universidad Catolica Peru (PUCP) Summer Field School Program
Lima, Peru (Outgoing Program)
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Pontifica Universidad Cattolica Peru (PUCP) Summer Field School Program

Location: Lima and Madre de Dios, Peru (Amazon)
Program dates: 2 - 20 July 2018
Sydney exchange application deadline: 22 April 2018
Partner application deadline: 6 May 2018
Duration: 3 weeks
Type: Exchange / Non-exchange


Program Description
University of Sydney students have the unique opportunity to learn about the indigenous peoples of Peru in the course of a three-week field program led by leading academic Professor Raquel Yrigoyen Fajardo. Students will explore issues of indigenous rights and culture throughout history as well as in the contemporary local and global context.

Full program details are available here.

Academic Information

Level: Undergraduate
Language:  English
Relevant subject areas: Indigenous studies
Credit points: 3 PUCP credits
General conversion: 3 - 4 PUCP credits = 6 USYD credits
Courses available
Indigenous Rights and Legal Pluralism.
“The course shall deal with the situation and rights of indigenous peoples in the region, from both theoretical and empirical interdisciplinary approach. The course shall enable students to visit an indigenous community of the Peruvian Amazon affected by gold mining, to know the issues and struggles of peoples directly to enforce its rights. This community won the first case before the Constitutional Court of Peru that recognizes the rights of self-determination, territory and autonomy.”

Applying for academic credit
You must have approval from your faculty to receive academic credit towards your Sydney course to be eligible for an exchange place. The approval will need to be uploaded to your Sydney Abroad application prior to the exchange deadline: Sunday, 22 April 2018.
If you are admitted as a non-exchange student you can apply receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney course however it is not mandatory. If you wish to receive academic credit you must have approval from your faculty prior to departure.
How to apply for academic credit.

Useful Information 

Local Overview
Lima is the capital and largest city of Peru, with a population of more than 10 million. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Lima enjoys a pleasantly mild climate due to being caught between tropics, desert, and sea; temperatures rarely fall below 14 °C or rise above 29 °C. The city also holds a rich cultural and historical heritage, both from the local indigenous peoples and, later, the Spanish conquistadors. Today, Lima is a colourful city of multiculturalism, theatre, and nightlife, as well as being popular among beachgoers.
Host institution
PUCP is the top-ranked university in Peru (Times Higher Education world rankings 2018). It was founded in in 1917 by Catholic priest Father Jorge Dintilhac and today has 16,000 undergraduate students pursuing 38 different specialties in 10 schools.
While in Lima, students will undertake a homestay with Peruvian families, who will provide them with accommodation as well as breakfast and dinner. In Madre de Dios, shared accommodation near the city centre will be provided, and breakfast is included
View full accommodation details here.


Application fee: USD$150 (approx. AUD$185)

Program fee: USD$3,200 (approx. AUD$3,960)
Program fee includes: Tuition, field trips, accommodation, some meals

Scholarships: 2 x AUD $1,000 Sydney Abroad exchange scholarships (no application required.) These Sydney Abroad scholarships are only available to currently enrolled University of Sydney students who are accepted by PUCP as an exchange student. .

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
Other costs: Flights, some meals, visas, 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

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select appropriate units of study at your host institution which can be credited towards your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult your Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Please ensure you read all information on this brochure page, taking note of and deadlines and any requirements detailed.

To apply to this program you will need to:
1. Submit an application for academic credit
2. Complete and submit the Sydney Abroad application by clicking the 'Apply' button below.
3. If your application is successful, Sydney Abroad will provide you with instructions on how to apply to Pontifica Universidad Cattolica Peru (PUCP).

Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of you academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later. They must be uploaded prior to the Sydney Exchange application deadline, 22 April 2018.


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