Peru, South America Experience the wonders of the Andes in this in-depth program spanning Peru's multi-layered
pre-Inca, Inca and Spanish colonial past. Travel through Peru's uniquely different
regions while enjoying tours of important Inca sites like Cusco, Ollantaytambo and
Machu Picchu. Marvel at the flight of Andean condors at the rim of Colca Canyon and
enjoy the hospitality of indigenous people on the island of Amantani, situated over
12,000 feet above sea level on Lake Titicaca. Visit the Spanish colonial cities of
Lima and Arequipa as we follow the path of the Conquistadors through the crown jewel
of their New World Empire.
Travel Dates 2018 travel dates to be determined.
Courses 3 Credits HIS 110 - Colonial Latin America
Note: Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Social Science and Western Civilization.
Students in this program have the opportunity to study the history of Colonial Latin
America while following the path of the Conquistadors through southern Peru, the richest
colony in Spain’s New World Empire. Students will gain first-hand experience exploring
Peru’s multi-layered pre-Inca, Inca, and Spanish colonial past through lectures and
organized field work.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
Explain the significance of the political, social, and military interactions between
Iberian explorers and conquerors and the indigenous peoples of the Andes in the 15th
and 16th centuries.
Identify how European colonists settled Latin America in the 16th century and explain
the role played by imperial and religious institutions in the colonization effort.
Describe the structure of European colonial societies in Latin America, including
the role of women, indigenous peoples, and Afro-Latinos in these societies.
Explain the mercantile significance of the Latin American colonies in the Spanish
and Portuguese Empires and identity how European conflicts affected political and
economic life in the colonies.
Identify how the Napoleonic Wars of the early 19th century led to the rise of independence movements in colonial Latin America and explain
the consequences of independence for ethnic European and indigenous populations
Practice writing, thinking and comprehension skills by keeping a daily journal with
structured, assigned essays.
Pre-departure requirements include the completion of three assigned books and a reading
Participants will travel across Peru while completing graded academic coursework.
Lectures and discussions will take place in-between site visits.
Cost $3,100 plus air, tuition and fees. Please note if your check is returned for any
reason, you will be charged an additional $35 fee.
Refund Policy: Prior to April 1st- 100% refund
April 1st-April 15th - 50% refund
After April 1st - 0% refund
Certain fees are nonrefundable at anytime, these fees include: application fee($250), returned check fee($35), and airfare.
Program Leader Dr. George H. Monahan email@example.com 631-548-3598