Summer Study Abroad in Peru

University studies students can experience the cultural richness of Peru and learn about its municipal government during our summer I semester program. You’ll take courses in urban studies while staying in Lima, one of the largest cities in South America.

More details are available in the Education Abroad Portal

About the Program

Lima, Peru is subdivided into districts, each with its independent city council. University studies students are invited to observe and learn from the municipal organization of Lima while immersing themselves in one of Latin America’s most important financial centers. The trip offers courses in urban studies and design.

Areas of Emphasis

  • Group excursions to Cusco and Machu Picchu 
  • Time for independent travel and exploration
  • Complete cultural immersion while staying with host families

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All students are required to take a total of 6-credit hours to participate in this program. Meet with an academic advisor to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements before enrolling in any courses.

  • URPN 361 — Contemporary Urban Studies | 3 credits
  • CARC 331 — Field Studies in Design Philosophy | 3 credits

View the Texas A&M course catalogue for information about each course. 

FAQs about the Program

What are the eligibility requirements?
  • Open to University Studies — Architecture students only
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must attend all program-specific pre-departure orientations 
  • Good standing with Texas A&M University 
How do I enroll in a study abroad semester?

Start your study abroad journey in the education abroad portal.

Does this satisfy the School of Architecture’s semester away requirement?

Yes, for university studies students only.

How long is the program?

The study abroad program in Peru spans 5 weeks during the summer I semester.

Will this delay my degree plan?

No. The program allows you to complete the same coursework offered at the Texas A&M campus. Because you’ll be earning college credit over the summer, you’ll be getting ahead!

How much does it cost?

Read about program costs and funding in the education abroad portal. 

What will I do during my study abroad semester?

The program is centered on living in Lima, Peru. You’ll complete courses in design and urban studies as well as visit notable sites throughout the region during your stay, including Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Peruvian beaches.

Are there COVID-19 traveling restrictions?

As of October 29, there are delays in passport processing due to COVID-19. Students should apply for their passports at least three months in advance to allow for adequate processing time. Students are required to be completely vaccinated to participate in the program.