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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 (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter Break
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Budget Sheets Winter Break
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
Language Requirement:
Illinois Sponsor:
LAS, Study Abroad Office (campus-wide)
Credit or Not for Credit:
For credit
Program Description:

Please check back in April 2016 to see if this program will be offered for Fall/Winter 2016-17!

GLBL 298 Peru

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Study Abroad Office presents
a Fall/Winter Faculty-Led Program:

Global Studies 298: Tourism and Economic Development in Peru: Lost Cities, Historic Capitals and World Heritage 

Lima & Cuzco, Peru


On Campus Class Meetings: Wednesdays at 5pm: Oct, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 10 in Davenport Hall room 10
Program Dates Abroad: January 1 - 12, 2015

Application Deadline: September 15, 2014


Meet the Faculty Leader & Learn More!


Course Description


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.


Program Specific Information
General Study Abroad Information

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Program Academic & Eligibility

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.

Participation Requirements:  Illinois undergraduates
Language of Instruction: English

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

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Housing & Meals

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.

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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.

2014-15 estimated PROGRAM FEE: $4,100 - $4,300

*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 estimated TOTAL COST including program fee and off-budget costs: $4,400 - $4,600

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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.

Other scholarships:
You 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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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 Stacy Billman 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 2014-2015 09/15/2014
09/16/2014 01/01/2015 01/12/2015
Winter Break 2015-2016 09/10/2015 09/10/2015 TBA TBA

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