of Virginia Program in Perú will take place:
program offers financial aid opportunities for both UVa and non-UVa
attending its Summer Session. These grants are awarded on the basis of
merit and are described above, in the section on Financial Aid.
designed for the University of Virginia Program and are conducted in
in Spanish, as indicated. However, the Summer Session takes place
normal Peruvian academic first semester, and all our courses are open
regular Peruvian university students at our host institution. US
therefore, have ample opportunity to meet Peruvian students and to
regular Peruvian classes. All participants in the UVa Program in
Session are assigned Peruvian students as compañeros (companions) to help them meet other
students and integrate into the life of the host university.
Immediately upon arrival in Lima and before the
start of classes students receive extensive academic and security
to complement pre-departure information and orientation sessions.
students will be assigned tasks designed to introduce them to the city
in a safe and enjoyable manner; their first evening in Perú they
will all share
a meal at a local chifa in the district of Miraflores. During these
events Program Directors will
prepare students for their Peruvian experience by
reflection on various aspects of the country, on how their perception
affected by their own presuppositions and attitudes, and on how they
will be affected by this experience.
During a ten-day period in the middle of the
session, Summer Session students will travel to the Andean city of
140 miles east of Lima, where they will engage in
activities of cultural interest.
end of the session and before departure to the US, students have the
opportunity to take an optional, program-organized excursion to the
Cusco, including a visit to Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas.
Courses will meet daily Monday through Friday
hours, starting either at 9:30 am or 11:30 am. Please note that to
courses towards a major all UVa students must obtain the approval of
appropriate major advisor or departmental Director of Undergraduate
(except in the Departments of Philosophy and of History, where all
courses may be counted towards a major or minor subject to regular
regulations; this does not affect the need for all UVa students to
pre-approval of any courses they are planing to take abroad). Non-UVa
should seek advice from their International Studies Office or major or
department regarding transfer of credits.
Complete course offerings for the Summer Term
are indicated in the Summer Session Curriculum section. Course numbers
the equivalent University of Virginia courses. Class times and course
availability are subject to change as required by student interest
normally require a minimum of 6 students).