This program was designed to provide students seeking to fulfill Spanish language requirements at the beginning, intermediate, or advanced levels the experience of studying the language, and Hispanic cultures and literatures in one of the most ethnically, historically and naturally rich regions of the world. The program is offered during the spring or fall semesters for 16 weeks, 15 credit hours.
- Beginning Spanish (the equivalent to SUNY Geneseo's SPAN 101, 102)
- Intermediate Spanish (SPAN 201, 202)
- Advanced Grammar (SPAN 316, 318)
- Survey of Hispanic American Literature
- Literatures of Hispanic America
- Latin American Culture and Civilization
- Indigenous Cultures Studies
Anthropology courses in English are also offered when demand and enrollment are sufficient.
Cultural Field Trips
Program participants receive two field trips that complement the academic component of the program and enrich their experience of the culture of Perú, the Andean regions and the Hispanic world. These outings highlight different elements of the region, including its topography, pre-Columbian heritage, colonial past, religious tradition, arts and folklore.
Field Trips Offered:
- Qorikancha, which means 'golden courtyard' in Quechua, a fortress-temple once covered in gold which was dedicated to the Inca sun god Inti, and Saqsahuayman.
- Machu Picchu (meaning 'Old Peak' in Quechua) is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Sacred Valley
reside with Cuzco families carefully selected to match the
participants' housing needs. Living with local families ensures full
immersion in the Peruvian culture and the opportunity to further develop
Spanish language skills.