Discover the Andean World

This program was designed to provide students a chance to fulfill Spanish language requirements at the beginning, intermediate, or advanced levels, during the summer.  Students have the choice of going for three, six, nine, or twelve weeks, for a corresponding number of credit hours.

Fast Facts

Program Type:Summer/Host-institution
Term/Duration:Summer: 3, 6, 9, or 12
Credits:3, 6, 9, or 12
Summer 2014 Dates:

Session I: May 24 - June 14, 2014

Session II: June 14 - July 5, 2014

Session III: July 5 - July 26, 2014

Session IV: July 26 - August 16, 2014

Application Fee:$20
Program Fee:Depends on Duration of Stay, see cost details
Tuition:$245/credit hour (NYS Residents)/$638/credit hour (Non-NYS Residents)
Application Deadline:March 1



The Program

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.

Summer Program Options:

  • Three weeks, 3 credit hours
  • Six weeks, 6 credit hours
  • Nine weeks, 9 credit hours
  • Twelve weeks, 12 credit hours

Spanish Courses Offered:

  • Beginning Spanish (the equivalent to SUNY Geneseo's SPAN 101, 102)
  • Intermediate Spanish (SPAN 201, 202)
  • Advanced Grammar (SPAN 316, 318)
  • Spanish for Business and Commerce (SPAN 335)
  • Survey of Hispanic American Literature
  • Literatures of Hispanic America
  • Latin American Culture and Civilization
  • Indigenous Cultures Studies
  • Internships

Cultural Field Trips

Program participants receive one or two field trips (depending on the duration of their program) 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.