UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS IN PERU
Studying abroad in Peru opens the door to one of the world’s greatest centers of ancient civilization. The country’s amazing history and diverse cultures along with its natural beauty and biodiversity make Peru a center for global learning. Peru shares borders to the north with Ecuador, to the south with Chile and Bolivia, and to the east with Colombia and Brazil. Peru’s people and its climates are very diverse due to the natural variation of its geography, which includes the Pacific coast, the Andes Mountains, and the Amazon Jungle. Peru is a natural choice for students who are studying Anthropology, Business, Education, Hospitality & Tourism, Medicine & Healthcare, and Veterinary & Animal Science, among many others.
Our campus is located right in the historical center of the city, only 3 blocks from Cusco’s Plaza de Armas and right across the street from Q’oricancha—the Temple of the Sun and the most sacred site in the Inca empire! The institute is always teeming with international and local students enjoying the large common areas, WiFi, and onsite snack bar, which means lots of opportunities to practice your Spanish!
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Why I Maximo Nivel
The teachers are very professional and well prepared. The staff is very friendly and always available to offer support and answer questions. The school environment is very positive and upbeat. Everyone at the front desk was always friendly and had a smile. Overall it was a great experience. Also the location in Cusco is excellent, very close to many amenities: restaurants, shopping, bars, cafes: you can walk everywhere. I stayed in an apartment which was a good fit for me, but others told me that the home stay program was a good experience. Thank you Maximo Nivel.
Study Abroad in Peru
The greatest center of ancient civilization and the growing tiger of modern Latin America.
The Study Abroad program in Peru is a 14-week, cohort based program with a maximum of only 25 students. The cohort is a blended-level program in which lower division students take general education (GE) courses, while upper division students focus on specific content courses in their area of study.
Semester programs are available in the Fall and Spring semesters. The semester course load includes:
– 2 Spanish language courses
– 2 general education courses (Freshmen and Sophomores) or
– 2 specialized subject courses (Juniors and Seniors)
– 7-week service learning or international internship program
Most students earn 15 credit hours during the semester.
With constant improvements to the Peruvian social, political, and economic sectors, Peru is rapidly becoming a leader among the developing countries of South America. Whether your studies are focused on Education, Healthcare, Business, Human Rights, Hospitality, or Special Education, an international internship in Peru provides a unique opportunity and helps you stand-out as candidate to prospective employers.
International interns in Peru, are transported into an amazing mix of history and culture–living and working among archaeological ruins, colonial architecture, and ancient civilizations, all while expanding your modern skill set, your professional network, and your global understanding.
UNIVERSITY SPANISH COURSES
Maximo Nivel has a variety of university courses to meet students’ Spanish learning objectives. 100 to 400 level courses are available in small group classes and 1-on-1 private classes. Medical Spanish, Spanish for Business, remedial tutoring, and other Spanish programs for specific purposes are offered on as needed basis.
You might think you are coming to Cusco just for the culture and history, but with Maximo Nivel’s university Spanish courses you get much more. With our Spanish immersion program, you immediately bring everything you learn straight to the historical streets of this cultural city as you learn Spanish in the land of the llamas, visit Machu Picchu, and tour the Sacred Valley, and do everything else that amazing Peru has to offer.
Peru is one of the world’s richest countries in terms of natural resources. However, its social development has not kept pace with its commercial development, and Peruvians still wrestle with illiteracy and basic social justice. Peru is a safe country, but visitors are often taken aback by the tremendous differences in socioeconomic levels and lack of access to education and healthcare.
Peru works hard at self-improvement, making it an ideal place for international students to get involved in service learning programs and learn first hand about a myriad of social issues, and important concepts like justice, responsibility, and sustainability.
EARN ACADEMIC CREDIT
Academic credit is available for Maximo Nivel’s Study Abroad programs. Our programs can fulfill major, minor, or elective requirements. Our School of Record issues official transcripts and academic credit for your program. Get the credit you earn!
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