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LAS/SAO Course Abroad: Global Studies, GLBL 298: Tourism and Economic Development in Peru: Lost Cities, Historic Capitals and World Heritage (winter)
Cusco, Peru; Lima, Peru
Program Terms: Winter Break
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: Illinois applicants only
Budget Sheets Winter Break
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 Illinois Sponsor:
LAS, Study Abroad Office (campus-wide)
 Credit or Not for Credit:
For credit
Program Description:

Global Studies 298

Tourism and Economic Development in Peru: Lost Cities, Historic Capitals and World Heritage 

Lima & Cuzco, Peru

Fall/Winter Faculty-Led Program Abroad
Sponsored by: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Study Abroad Office

On Campus Class Meetings: Wednesdays: October 15 - December 3 in 10 Davenport Hall, time & room TBD
Program Dates Abroad: January 1 - 12, 2015


Application Deadline:
September 15, 2014


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Program Eligibility
Program Logistics
Additional Resources
Application Information
Program Fee
Scholarship Opportunities
Withdrawal, Change of Program, or Cancellation Policies
Passport/Visa Information
Contact Information

Course Description

Tourism is often described as the world's largest global industry. ItCusco impacts virtually all countries around the world and is eagerly promoted by most of these. In this course we explore one of the key motors of tourism: the UNESCO World Heritage List, which is an engine of global cultural governance affecting national policy-making and local stakeholders. UNESCO World Heritage Sites are a key vector of cultural tourism and its economic development. But not all tourism and development yield equally beneficial results.  Moreover, in the social domain, tourism connects "hosts" (the receptor venue) and "guests" (the tourists) in a relationship that is complex and often complicated. 

This course will examine these themes using two of Peru's World Heritage List sites: Cuzco, famous as the former capital of the great Inca Empire and now both the gateway to Machu Picchu and remarkable travel destination in its own right.  Machu Picchu, the so called "Lost City of the Incas" and one of the greatest ancient sites in the entire world. 

peruFor more information on the program including a tentative syllabus and tentative program itinerary: GLBL 298 Peru syllabus.doc.

Group Flight: As part of the Program Fee, the SAO will organize a group flight for this course, as long as there are more than 10 participants. All group flights will be departing from and arriving at O'Hare Airport. Very few exceptions are made for opting out of the group flight.

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Classes carry three hours of college credit and are taught by U of I faculty.  All Global Studies Courses Abroad are designated as GLBL 298.  The courses begin during the second eight weeks of the Fall 2014 term, and include two weeks "in the field" abroad.

On-campus meetings: Wednesdays: October 15 - December 3 in 10 Davenport Hall, time & room TBD

Program dates:  January 1-12, 2015

* Program dates and fees are subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations and the number of participants.

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Program Eligibility

Participation Requirements:  Illinois undergraduates
Language of Instruction: English

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Program Logistics

Housing:  Hotels

Meals:  Breakfast is included at each hotel. Lunches and dinners will be at restaurants. Some of them will be group meals, while others will be on your own expense.

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Additional Resources

Application Information

Application Process

Apply for this program through the Study Abroad Office. In order to determine if program expenses will be Financial Aid eligible, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 217-333-0100 as soon as possible.  All participants are expected to adhere to the policies and procedures of the University of Illinois Study Abroad Office.

Click the "Apply Now" button on this web page to apply. Note that you will be charged a non-refundable $25 application fee by clicking "Apply Now." 

You may apply to only one program per term. Please consider your program options carefully before beginning a new program application, as you will be charged a non-refundable $25 application fee each time you begin a new program application by clicking "Apply Now."

Application Components
Program applications vary.  This particular faculty-led course abroad application includes:

  • An unofficial Illinois transcript (not required for first semester Freshmen)
  • 5 Personal Essay Questions
  • Photocopy of your passport or a receipt verifying the renewal or purchase of your passport
  • Online questionnaires and online signature documents
  • NOTE:  NO letters of recommendations are required for this program.
Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by deadlines established by the Study Abroad Office for timely review. The Study Abroad Office reviews program applications as a batch after the deadline has passed.  The decision dates listed below indicate the earliest possible date that a student's application may be reviewed. Most decisions will be released two to three weeks after each deadline.

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Program Fee
If the Study Abroad Office nominates or accepts you to the study abroad program you have applied for, the Study Abroad Office will bill your Illinois student account a nonrefundable $305 advance fee.  This fee will be deducted from the final cost of your program fees; however, please note that this fee is not refundable should you decide to withdraw from the study abroad program.

2013-14 PROGRAM FEE:  $3,975

*Fees are subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations and the number of participants.

Total cost is ESTIMATED and is BEFORE scholarships. 

Program Fee Includes: Round-trip international airfare (Chicago- Lima), round-trip domestic airfare (Lima-Cusco), airport transfers, housing and some meals, orientation programs, program excursions, and international health insurance.

Program Fee Does Not Include: Personal expenses (est. $150), meals ($150) and visa fees (if applicable). These are off-budget costs that are estimated and will be expenses that come out of your own pocket.

2014-15 TOTAL COST including program fee and off-budget costs: TBD
2013-14 TOTAL COST including program fee and off-budget costs: $4,275

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Scholarship Opportunities

LAS Faculty-Led Course Abroad Scholarship:
All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences receive a scholarship ($300-$1,000) toward the program cost.  The amount varies depending on the program destination. Non-LAS students should contact their college about scholarship opportunities.

Other scholarships:
All participants should also apply for the Illinois for Illinois (I4I) Study Abroad Undergraduate Scholarship.  For more information, click here.  If you are a non-LAS student, be sure to contact your college about any possible scholarship opportunities.

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Withdrawal Policy
All withdrawals must be made by email to the Study Abroad Office. Online withdrawals without emails may result in extra charges. Withdrawal by 5:00pm on the application deadline loses only the $25 application fee. Withdrawal after having been accepted to the program loses the $305 advance payment. After committing to the program, the student is responsible for all costs incurred.

Change Policy 
To change an application, an applicant must withdraw from the original application and start another one. Such withdrawals will lose the original $25 application fee. To avoid confusion and double charges, all changes should be accompanied by an email to the Study Abroad Office.

Cancellation Policy
If a student is denied, they lose only the $25 application fee. If the University of Illinois cancels a program, the student loses the application fee but will receive a full refund of the advance payment and any other billed expenses.

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Passport/Visa Information 

You must have a valid passport to participate on this program. If you do not already have a passport, or if it needs to be renewed, you must begin that process now, even before program acceptance.

You may also be required to get a visa for your program. Please consult the host country's consulate website or a visa agency to determine whether or not a visa is required to travel to your destination country or countries.

To view more information on passports and visas, please click here.

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Contact Information
For any questions you may have or for more detailed information on the program, please contact the faculty leader, Professor Helaine Silverman ( in the Department of Anthropology or Adam Heinz ( in the Study Abroad Office (SAO).  The SAO is located at:

910 South Fifth Street
124 International Studies Building
Champaign, IL 61820

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:45pm.  We are closed on holidays and when classes are not in session.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2013-2014 09/15/2013 
09/16/2013 01/01/2014 01/13/2014

Indicates that deadline has passed
This program is currently not accepting applications.