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  • Locations: Cusco, Peru; Machu Picchu, Peru; Puerto Maldonado, Peru
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Course(s) Available In: Kinesiology and Health Program Type: Faculty-Led
Study Abroad Advisor: Erin Brandyberry, Kerry Strader, Kevin Fitzgerald, Paula Hudak, Ryan Dye
Program Description:
Miami University Faculty-led Study Abroad

Miami University Faculty-led Study Abroad Workshop
Health and Human Culture in Peru
Offered by Miami Faculty, Mark Walsh
Questions? Email the director at


 Just the Basics
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Travel Dates: 
  • Summer 2018: 05/25/2018-06/12/2018

Location: Cuzco, Aguas Callientes, Mahu Picchu, Puerta Moldonado, Peru
Course(s): KNH 402 (3 credits) / KNH 481 (6 credits) - 3 or 6 total hours

Tell Me More...
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In this cultural immersion workshop students will trek to Inca trail to the Lost City of Machu Picchu. We will learn about the rise and fall of the ancient Incan Empire. We will learn about their culture by experiencing the local diet, trekking with local Indian runners, exploring the facets of their religion and way of life. It is also a capstone or a global experience (but not both). Machu Picchu is a beautiful city that is nestled in the mountains above the Urabamba valley in Peru. As we trek through the cloud forest and make our way to Machu Picchu we will pass a number of breathtaking scenic views as well as a number of ancient archeological sites. The Salkantay to Machu Picchu trek normally takes 7 Days and has become popular with trekkers wanting to combine a quieter less trodden route with a visit to the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. For the first 3 day you will be surrounded with magnificent scenery and rarely see other groups of trekkers. On the fourth day you join up with the famous Inca Trail at Wayllabamba town and continue to Machu Picchu arriving on afternoon on Day 6 so you can enjoy the beautiful and tranquil sunset and after that we head down to Aguas Calientes town to relax in the natural hot springs and find a comfortable bed after 5 nights in camp, early on Day 7th we take the first bus up to Machu Picchu for our guided tour and time to explore. There is no previous trekking experience necessary.

We will also take a 5 trip to the Amazon jungle and stay at Puerto Maldonado. We will have daily walking/boat tours to explore the flora and fauna that make the amazon jungle so unique.


Is this Right for Me?
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The course(s) in this program are best used for the following degree requirements. But, always check with your academic advisor to see how the course(s) can work for you!

  • Major/Minor
  • Global Perspectives

Health and Safety Considerations:

  • Students are encouraged to review recommendations made by the Center for Disease Control's Travel Website, as well as the resources outlined by International SOS.
  • We will be hiking on the Inca trail for about a week. No previous hiking experience necessary but expect significant physical exertion.
  • Physician's approval required.

Program Admissions Criteria: All programs require a minimum of a 2.25 cumulative GPA. Some programs may require a higher GPA.

  • This program is open to all majors.
  • Interview

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What's it Going to Cost?
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Miami University faculty-led study abroad and away workshops have three cost components: tuition/admin fee, program fee and out-of-pocket expenses. The full cost of participation is the total of the costs below.
Tuition and Admin fee + Program fee + Out of pocket expenses = Total cost


**Workshops are exempt from the Tuition Promise** Amount Due by:
Ohio Resident per credit hour $549.20 Charged to Bursar bill
Non-Resident per credit hour* $936.30 Charged to Bursar bill
Ohio Resident per credit hour $536.21 Charged to Bursar bill
Non-Resident per credit hour* $898.48 Charged to Bursar bill

* This rate reflects a discounted tuition rate approved for non-Ohio residents participating in this study abroad/away program. This discount is considered a waiver.  Per University policy, only one tuition waiver can be applied to an individual student per term, but the highest waiver rate will be automatically applied. 

An explanation of how tuition charges will appear on your bursar bill is available at

Summer Term Tuition Refund Policy
You must officially withdraw from a credit workshop registration by  4:30 p.m. on the business day before the start of the workshop to receive a tuition refund. Workshop administrative fees and program fees are non-refundable unless the workshop is cancelled by Miami University. Failure to attend, non-payment, or contacting the workshop director is insufficient notice. To officially withdraw from a workshop, you must contact Global Initiatives, 214 MacMillan Hall,, (513)529-8600.

ADMINISTRATIVE FEE $175.00 Charged to Bursar bill
Administrative Fee Refund Policy
The $175 administrative fee is charged upon course registration and is non-refundable.
2018 PROGRAM FEE $2470  
DEPOSIT $500 due within 3 weeks of acceptance 
BALANCE $1970 due no later than 04/01/2018
Program fee includes housing, trekking guides, tents, meals during trek, city tour.

Program Fee Refund Policy
The program deposit and the refund policy is set by the director. The full fee is non-refundable.

Additional Anticipated Expenses $2295 Out-of-pocket
Additional Anticipated Expenses include international airfare, GeoBlue insurance, tips ($100), additional meals.

All fees are subject to change without notice

All summer session courses and credit workshops are enrollment contingent, and are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.


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Mark Walsh

Miami Faculty-led Study Abroad
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This program is currently not accepting applications.