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|Illinois Sponsor:||LAS, Study Abroad Office (campus-wide)||Credit or Not for Credit:||For credit|
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
September 15, 2014
Tourism is often described as the world's largest global industry. It 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.
For more information on the program including a tentative syllabus and tentative program itinerary: REVISED PERU SYLLABUS and ITINERARY.pdf
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.
Participation Requirements: Illinois undergraduates
Language of Instruction: English
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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.
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- Peru Country Info
- Peru News Sources
- Peru Travel Info
Application ProcessApply for this program through the Study Abroad Office. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 217-333-0100 as soon as possible to discuss how your financial aid package will work with this program. Be sure to bring an estimated amount and specify that it is a faculty-led program. 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."
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.
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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.
2014-15 PROGRAM FEE: TBD
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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