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Peru Overview
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(Flag of Peru)Thanks to its ancient cultures that go back 10,000 years and its rich tradition as the seat of the Spanish colonial empire, Peru is a country where history is alive. Peru is one of the few places in the world where new discoveries are being made about its past every day. The large and diverse waves of immigration from Africa, Asia and Europe, combined with its indigenous peoples, also make Peru a melting pot of world-recognized cuisine, music and dance.

Available programs in Peru include:

Peru has one of the richest biodiversities on earth which includes the Pacific coastline, the Andes and the Amazon rainforest. In addition to its natural wonders, the country is home of many of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. From the remote and mystical Incan citadel of Machu Picchu to the ancient Incan capital city of Cusco high in the Andes to the jungle sites from the outpost of Iquitos, Peru is a treasure trove of archaeology and seemingly endless discoveries.

The importance of Peru extends beyond its historical significance. It is now a key strategic location in the Andean region of South America, comprised of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile. Peru has become, after years of instability, a model of stability and a source of new and exciting opportunities for students who are interested in immersing themselves in the richness of Latin American culture.

To learn more about our dedicated on-site staff and student services in Peru, visit our Peru resident office website.

 
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