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  • Locations: Cusco, Peru
  • Program Terms: November-February
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Arts & Education Program Type: Short Term Partner Program - Study Abroad
New Colombo Plan Funded: No Language of Instruction: English
Credit Weighting: 1 Credit Point Credit Type: Undergraduate
Housing Options: Off Campus OS Help Available: Yes
Scholarships Available: No
Program Description:

History of Inca Civilisation

About the program:
The Incan Civilisation: One of the greatest and most mysterious that the world has ever experienced. Set in the incredible surrounds of Cusco, Peru, this unique program will give you an unrivalled opportunity to learn about and explore the world of the Ancient Incan Empire.
This program is taught by  the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola over three magnificent weeks. You will examine Peru from its pre-hispanic roots focusing on one of the major civilisations of the pre-columbian world,  The Incas. .

Location profile:
Cusco is a city in south-eastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range. The Altiplano (high plain) is the second highest inhabited region in the world – you can just imagine the spectacular views from there! Also spelt Cuzco, this charismatic city is at the heart of the once mighty Inca Empire and is a popular travel destination. Each year it draws hundreds of thousands of tourists (by some counts almost 2 million!) to its narrow cobbled streets. Travellers are attracted by the unique combination of colonial and religious splendours built on the stone foundations of the Incas. And lying not far from the city is the country’s biggest drawcard of all, the ‘lost’ city of the Incas, Machu Picchu.
Cusco, the historical capital of Peru, is without doubt one of the most popular destinations in South America. So much so that its stunning architecture and remarkable ruins made the city a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.  The city is situated at 3,400m (11,100ft) in elevation, giving it a cool mountain climate and beautiful views of the mountains rising up all around it – perfect weather to hike and explore.  If you love culture and the outdoors, great food and fun people – Cusco is for you. The people are known for being friendly, the food is delicious and the nightlife is thriving. Don’t miss the rhythmic salsa classes. You can listen to Andean flutes, buy handmade alpaca hats and jumpers and cheer on the local fútbol team.
You’ll love walking along the city’s beautiful cobblestone streets and hanging out in the famous Plaza de Armas. This is the heart of the city, which boasts churches as well as many shops, restaurants and bars to check out. The Cathedral of Santo Domingo (also known as the Cusco Cathedral), a gothic architectural beauty and hub of Cusco’s colonial art, can be found here.


Academic information:

This program has been assessed as a level 2 elective for 1 Deakin credit.
Approved by A&E

This course explores issues relating to Inca ideology, their economic and social organisation, their connection between the government and religion, and emphasises their cultural and material legacy. It utilises a variety of sources, including the examination of scholarly documents, a number of guided visits to archaeological places, and museums. Utilising experts in Incan History, the program explores the Incan civilisation from the classroom as well as during field trips to world-renowned sites. This course will take you trekking up Machu Picchu, the mysterious ruins formed in the 15th century, now named as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. What’s also quintessential, is the fact that you will witness the ancient temples and rituals of the Inca’s, exploring the giant walls and structures built over 500 years ago.
Through the visits to archaeological ruins, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and many other places, you will come to comprehend the remarkle lives of the Inca’s.
For anyone with an interest in ancient history, South America, Peru or civilisation in general, this program provides an exceptional opportunity to not only learn about the Incas, but to do so whilst visiting the places where they lived and walked for centuries For more information please visit this link.

You will stay in a twin share or a triple share room with one or two AIM Overseas participants at Anden Inca Hotel which is located only 3 blocks away from the main square.

Cost: $4,990
Program fee includes tuition, accommodation, airport pick-up, breakfast daily, fieldtrips, cultural activities, AIM Overseas pre-departure and support. This is a Study Abroad program meaning no tuition is paid to Deakin University.

You may be eligible for the OS help loan of up to $6,567.

Program Dates: 6th January - 21st January 2018

For more information please visit the partner website

Short Term Partner Programs will earn you 30 points towards the Global Citizenship Program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.