OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Peru

SFS: Peru (Biodiversity and Development in the Amazon)

Program Administrator: 
SFS
Country: 
Peru
Host Institution: 

School for Field Studies research station

Location: 

Southern Peru

Duration: 
Winter/Spring Semester
Summer/Fall Semester
Language: 
English
Language: 
Spanish
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Residence Hall
Requirement: 

One semester of college-level ecology or biology
18 years old

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 

This program seeks to understand both the conflicts and synergies of conservation and development. Students will gain a sense of the richness of the Andes-Amazon region—biodiversity, social and cultural diversity, and ecosystem services—while exploring strategies for sustainable livelihoods in this highly productive and diverse region of South America.

Program Costs: 

See SFS website

$350 IDEA fee per term abroad

Academic emphasis: 
Biology
Botany
Environ. Science
General Science
Spanish

SAS: Semester At Sea

Program Administrator: 
Semester at Sea
Country: 
Multiple Countries
Host Institution: 

Semester at Sea is a pioneer and leader in global, comparative education—a form of international study that focuses on surveying the world's peoples, patterns, cultures, and traditions. Global, comparative education is the element that distinguishes Semester at Sea from other study abroad programs. Operating a traveling shipboard campus allows diverse learning communities to live and learn in close quarters as they travel the world, and SAS provides opportunities for intensive engagement, reflection, interaction, and exchange that simply aren't available with other programs. Field-based, experiential learning is a vital component of Semester at Sea. The ship becomes a campus where participants study in a traditional setting, while the world is transformed into an academic laboratory where students earn 20% of their grade. Field Labs are designed and led by a faculty member who has expertise in a particular culture, location, or subject matter. These in-port labs enhance and explore course content. SAS directed trips are led by staff or faculty. May be recommended by a faculty member as an excellent complement to a student's syllabus. Independent Practica are opportunities for a participant to conduct independent research. Requires faculty approval to count as fulfillment of field requirement.

Click here for a presentation from an OSU Student who participated in this program.

Location: 

Classes and residences are on board the MV Explorer, a 590-foot ship made into a floating campus. There are seven decks, student residences, dining halls, a library, recreational facilities, and more. Check out the Semester at Sea website for more information! There are voyages summer, fall, and spring with different routes around the world. The destinations vary slightly every year. While in port, students have the choice to stay in country or on the ship.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US and International Students
Housing: 
Other
Requirement: 

Minimum 2.75 GPA, Consistent full time student status where one full term has been completed, 300-500 word essay.
See the Semester at Sea Application Checklist for more information on application requirements.

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 

Please see the Semester at Sea website for more information.
See the SAS video to learn more about the program.

Program Costs: 

Please see the Semester at Sea website for program cost details
$350 per term OSU Education Abroad Administration Fee

Academic emphasis: 
American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Visual Arts
Art
Biology
Business Admin.
Civil Eng.
Earth Science
Economics
English
Environ. Science
Ethnic Studies
Fisheries & Wildlife
General Science
Geography
History
Housing Studies
Interior Design
Int'l Business
Liberal Studies
Management
Marketing
Music
Natural Resources
New Media Comm.
Philosophy
Political Science
Public Health
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Speech Comm.
Women Studies

CIEE: Peru, Lima (Liberal Arts)

Program Administrator: 
CIEE
Country: 
Peru
Host Institution: 

Founded in 1917, the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) is the oldest established private higher educational institution in Peru. Its impressive 90-acre campus, which is located in the busy commercial district of San Miguel, houses faculty buildings, a central library, computer facilities, the sports center, student cafeterias, and even an archaeological site. The University also has many research centers, including the Institute for Democracy and Humans Rights. Nearly 17,000 students study here.
Participants enroll directly in host University courses and take classes with Peruvian students. In addition, participants enroll in specially designed CIEE courses, which are taught in Spanish to CIEE students only. Spanish language courses are also taught exclusively to CIEE students by professors from the language institute, INIPUC, at PUCP.

Location: 

Lima’s colonial legacy is reflected in the location of its main square on the banks of the city’s major river, in its numerous ornately constructed baroque churches, and in its historical homes with elaborately carved wooden balconies. A city of eight million, with neighborhoods sprawling out from the colonial center, Lima is peppered with archaeological sites. One need only to listen to Peruvian music, eat Peruvian food, and learn about its fascinating history and culture to observe the blending of indigenous, African, Spanish, European, and Asian cultures.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Academic year
Calendar year
Language: 
Spanish
Class Format: 
Classes with US and Host-Country Students
Housing: 
Host Family
Requirement: 

Overall GPA 2.75
Completion of Spanish 311 or above (completion of Spanish 313 recommended)

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 

Please visit the CIEE website

Program Costs: 

Please visit the CIEE website

Academic emphasis: 
Anthropology
Art
Economics
Education
Ethnic Studies
Geography
History
Liberal Studies
Philosophy
Psychology
Sociology
Spanish

SIT: Peru, Cusco (Indigenous Peoples and Globalization)

Program Administrator: 
SIT
Country: 
Peru
Host Institution: 

School for International Training study center

Location: 

From your program base in the sacred city of Cuzco, you actively engage in Peru’s rich literary and artistic traditions through firsthand encounters with literary specialists, authors, artists, and artisans. Additional explorations in both the capital city of Lima and “revolutionary” Arequipa, as well as a rural home-stay with a Quechua-speaking family and a brief trip into the Peruvian Amazon are included.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Language: 
Spanish
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Varies
Requirement: 

Four recent semesters of college-level Spanish and the ability to follow coursework in Spanish. Students are expected to have a high level of Spanish reading comprehension
2.5 GPA minimum and sophomore standing.

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Details: 

Please visit the SIT website

Program Costs: 

Please visit the SIT website

Academic emphasis: 
Art
English
Spanish