|Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||Elon applicants only|
|Class Eligibility:||1-Sophomore and Above||Minimum GPA:||2.5|
|Language Prerequisite:||Level 222 or equivalent||Language(s) of Instruction:||English, Spanish|
|Course Prerequisite(s):||None||Housing Options:||Homestay|
|Internship Option:||No||Volunteer/Service Opportunities:||Yes|
|Max Credits To Receive/Transfer:||17||Program Capacity:||Limited|
|Program Advisor/Manager:||Paul Geis|
SIT Study Abroad programs are small, theme-based, and utilize an experiential, interdisciplinary curriculum. Classroom instruction and field study are incorporated into each course. Program components form a logical progression whereby students advance from a structured learning environment to a more independent one. The semester culminates in the completion of the Independent Study Project (ISP) during the final month of the program.
The Indigenous Peoples and Globalization program explores the ways in which Peru has been shaped by complex historical legacies, a multiethnic population, and profound social and economic disparities between its different ethnic groups. By examining the Quechua, native Amazon, and mestizos experiences in the Peruvian context, students learn about the issues facing indigenous peoples in relation to identity politics and globalization. Students meet with local leaders, indigenous oralists, artisans, laborers, farmers, historians, linguists, policymakers, scholars, and educators.
Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy.
View information on course offerings for the Peru, Cusco: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization program.
Additional information about course equivalents for this program is available through the GEC website (Elon password required).
Spring Semester: Late February to early June
Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.
For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheets:
If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.
SIT offers need-based scholarships to students studying on SIT programs, including a Pell Grant Match Program. Details are on the SIT website. Students apply for scholarships at the time of application to SIT. Host families provide a safe and welcoming environment, allowing students to experience the different facets of Peruvian home life firsthand. Many students consider the homestay experience to be one of the most meaningful parts of the program. Deadline and Events Calendar for the most up-to-date deadline information. Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.
Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by SIT Study Abroad.
View the pre-departure orientation schedule for the semester programs. Facebook page to chat with alumni and prospective students and receive study abroad updates.
Study Abroad Student Ambassadors (SASAs) are GEC student representatives who have participated in one or more study abroad programs, and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current SASAs via email, or contact past study abroad participants who have attended your program. They are looking forward to hearing from you!
Embassy, Consulate, and Visa Resources
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Fall||2015||02/19/2015 **||Rolling Admission||08/23/2015||12/05/2015|
|Spring||2016||09/17/2015 **||Rolling Admission||02/21/2016||06/04/2016|
NOTE: The priority deadline is April 30. After April 30, this program will continue to accept applications on a rolling and space-available basis until September 17, and applications will be reviewed within two weeks of submission.
The start dates and end dates listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.
Please view the Deadlines page for more information.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.
Indicates that deadline has passed