Study Abroad in Cusco, Peru 2024: Spanish Immersion & Service Learning in Peru

Immerse yourself in the language and culture of Peru for three weeks! Cusco is famous for its proximity to the famous Machu Picchu and Inca Trail. The former capital of the Inca Empire is a city where students will see and experience Peru's history through the markets, architecture, archaeology, food, and people. This is a wonderful land filled with volcanoes and Incan ruins located thousands of feet above sea level. This study abroad program includes Spanish classes, homestays with local families, service-learning, and a variety cultural activities.

Study Abroad in Peru

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Travel Dates

May 26 – June 15, 2024

These are estimated dates and subject to change.

Program Costs

The costs below are approximate and include the application and insurance fee paid to Central Piedmont. Once you are accepted into the program, the leader will provide you with additional information about how to submit payment.


Included in Program Fee

- round-trip airfare to Peru
- home-stay with a private room and two meals per day
- tuition for Spanish classes (60 hours for the three-week program)
- cultural activities
- trip to Machu Picchu ruins
- community outreach/service learning in Cusco

Not Included in Program Fee

- passport and visa fees (if applicable) 
- Central Piedmont course registration associated with the program
- personal expenses (ex: lunches, snacks, souvenirs, etc.) 

  • Who May Participate

    This program is open to all North Carolina community college students, Central Piedmont employees, and community members.

Associated Courses

You must register for the summer 2024 term.

If you are seeking academic credit for your participation you must register for SPA (course level to be determined by proficiency or placement test).

If you are not seeking to earn academic credit for your participation, you must register for TVL 7800 - a non-curriculum course.


Send an email to Jorge Koochoi with questions about this program.

Application Information & Deadlines

Directions: Complete the following three steps to apply to study abroad with Central Piedmont in 2024:

1. Submit your Study Abroad Application using the "Apply Now" link above.  (The Center for Global Engagement will review all applicants for records of conduct, academic infractions, or financial obligations to the college.)

2. Pay the non-refundable $100 application fee. 

3. Submit your recorded video interview.

Note: The Center for Global Engagement will email you directions, after you submit your Study Abroad Application, for paying your application fee and submitting your video interview.

Application Deadlines:

September 22: 1st application deadline

November 10: 2nd application deadline

December 12: 3rd application deadline

January 19: 4th application deadline

Required Next Steps:

1. Review the Required Intake Day Meetings schedule below and save the next meeting available after you submitted your application on your schedule.

October 20, 2023 | 1 - 1:30 p.m.: Intake Day Meeting for first application deadline

December 1, 2023 | 1 - 1:30 p.m.: Intake Day Meeting for second application deadline

January 19, 2024 |  1 - 1:30 p.m.: Intake Day Meeting for third application deadline

February 9, 2024 | 1 - 1:30 p.m.: Intake Day Meeting for fourth application deadline

2. Pay a required $500 commitment deposit within 45 days of acceptance to a study abroad program prior to December 1. 

Note: Acceptance after December 1 may require a larger initial payment or payment in full, depending on acceptance date and program requirements.