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Journey to Latin America - Peru
Lima, Peru; Multiple Cities, Peru (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: OU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Journey Programs
OU Sponsoring College:
Journey Program
Language of Instruction: English Housing Type: Host Family, Hotel or Guesthouse
Study Abroad Adviser: Monica Goodwin Study Level: Graduate, Undergraduate
Program Description:


Summer 2018 Highlights
  • Travel throughout Peru with OU professors and other OU students
  • Earn 6 Upper Division General Education credits 
  • Use your banked hours and save on tuition/fees
  • PITF Airfare scholarship GUARANTEED for ALL Journey Program participants
  • Applications open now!
Program Requirements
In addition to meeting the study abroad eligibility requirements, you must also have:
  • Passport (valid through six months after return from study abroad)
  • 1 recommendation letter from any OU professor
  • ISIC Card
Program Overview
Journey programs are designed to fulfill General Education requirements while traveling throughout a country with OU professors and students. For this program, you will visit several important cities and sites within Peru. 

For the Summer 2018 program, you will spend time in the three major geographies of Peru. The program starts on the coast in Lima, then moves to the Andes Mountains, including Macchu Picchu and Cuzco. Finally the program ends with a stay in the Amazon rainforest. 

Academics
Journey to Latin America: Peru will offer the following two Upper Division courses, both of which are approved for General Education credit. You are required to take both courses in order to participate in this program.
 
  • IAS 3940 - Journey to Latin America: History and Politics of Peru (Professor Charles Kenney, Gen-Ed Western Civ)
  • IAS 3940 - Journey to Latin America: Indigenous Peoples in Contmeporary Peru (Professor Laurel Smith, Gen-Ed Non-Western Culture)
Summer 2018 Dates
June 3, 2018 - July 3, 2018 (dates may vary)

Money Matters
The budget estimate for the 2018 Journey to Latin America: Peru program is below; this budget does not include personal expenses. 
  • OU Tuition & Fees - normal in-state or out-of-state rate (financial aid, scholarships and/or banked hours may apply)
  • Program Fee - $3700 (includes housing, in-country travel, and most meals) 
    • 1st payment = $500 nonrefundable deposit due with program acceptance by March 16, 2018
    • 2nd payment = $1600 nonrefundable program fee due March 30, 2018
    • 3rd payment = $1600 nonrefundable program fee balance due April 20, 2018
  • Airfare - ~$1200 (PITF scholarship of at least $500 awarded to all Journey to Latin America: Peru participants)
  • ISIC Card - $28 (more information and guidance will be provided in Phase 3)
  • Education Abroad Application Fee - $50 (charged to your Bursar account)
There are also a number of scholarships available for study abroad students, including but not limited to the following: 

Housing
Students will live with a host family for part of the time in Lima, and in hotels or other similar lodging throughout the rest of the programs.

Application Instructions
The first step to apply for this program is to attend a Study Abroad 101 session, offered weekdays throughout the semester.
 
To apply for Journey to Peru, click the Apply Now button at the top of this page and then complete the online application until every box is checked off. Notice that you are required to meet with an Education Abroad Adviser as part of your Phase 2 application - you can attend the walk-in hours at the top of this page to fulfill the Phase 2 Meeting requirement!

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants with complete applications will be emailed and directed to submit their nonrefundable $500 deposit, which guarantees their spot in the program. The online application includes things to read, sign, and complete. You will need one letter of recommendation from a professor who has graded you, and you will need to answer three essay questions:
  1. Why have you applied to this specific study abroad program?
  2. What are 2-3 goals you’ve set for your study abroad experience and how will you accomplish them?
  3. What are 2-3 challenges you expect to face abroad and how will you overcome them? 
Student Experience
JTLA 2014journey to peru 2016 photos

More Information
Your Study Abroad Adviser for Journey to Latin America: Peru is Monica Goodwin. Please contact Monica by email if you have any questions about this program.

This study experience will involve some rugged travel and hiking. Each student should consider his/her own physical fitness as well as his/her tolerance to extreme heat and non-standard accommodation.  Additionally, students may need to get vaccinations and medications prior to departure.  It is each student’s responsibility to ensure his/her routine vaccinations are up-to-date and to inquire whether there are recommended and/or required vaccinations or medications for the country/countries he/she will visit (including any countries he/she will visit which are not part of the study abroad program’s itinerary).  To find comprehensive information regarding international travel, including recommended or required vaccinations and medications, visit the U.S. Department of State’s website and the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.  We recommend students visit a healthcare provider and acquire any necessary vaccinations and medications at least two (2) months prior to departure. Goddard Health Center (on the OU campus) is a good place for students to acquire the appropriate vaccinations and medications.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/25/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.