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Peru Study Abroad is a small organization that is founded on the principles of intercultural exchange, exploration of Cusco and the Andean region, ethical support of community-based organizations, and experiential education.  

Currently, Peru Study Abroad hosts students from individual U.S. institutions and also from select study abroad organizations in the U.S. that share a commitment to high-quality academic study abroad experiences.


Students some to Cusco for a semester, a short-term summer program, or with their home institution's faculty members. Some do a more traditional study abroad program while other students conduct original research with one of Peru Study Abroad's community partners. 

Peru Study Abroad is located on the campus of the Universidad Andina del Cusco (UAC). The organization functions as a key engine of internationalization for Universidad Andina del Cusco (UAC) and provides services through the Office of Global Education. 

The faculty who teach for Peru Study Abroad are all from the local area and can provide instruction in both Spanish and English (and a few others in Quechua). 




Cristian López has been working in international education and tourism in Cusco for over fifteen years. Cristian has been a program director for study abroad program in Cusco for nearly ten years and currently works with numerous U.S.-based institutions and organizations. Cristian was born and raised in Cusco and is a veritable encyclopedia of "all things Cusco!"




Fanny has a background in tourism and hospitality and, among many hats, is also a restaurateur in Cusco. 

Fanny is a wealth of information about the wonders and beauty of the Cusco region and often assists students with their independent travel questions. Want to visit the Amazon? Just talk to Fanny!

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