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Wake Forest University Tropical Diversity Program in Peru
The intensive, field based Peru program provides hands on experiences in the wide range of environments Peru has to offer. The group travels by plane, train, boat, and bus to numerous sites over a three to four week period. Upon arriving in Lima, students travel by bus to Paracas National Park, which receives less than 2mm of precipitation a year. In Paracas, students learn about the desert climate and wildlife as they visit the guano islands, and learn about one of the Peruvian nation's earliest exports. Then students travel over the Andes Mountains to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire where they explore the colonial city. Along the way, students visit famous Inca ruins including Machu Picchu, sample local cuisine, and learn Quechua phrases.
Students will engage directly with the research programs of the professor and are encouraged to pursue projects of their own after the courses. Opportunities for fieldwork and internships are available.
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Students stay in a variety of accommodations including hotels, hostels, cabins, and tents.
Tuition (4 hrs, estimated) - $3,520
Airfare (estimated) - $1,300
Personal Expenses (estimated) ~ $350
Estimated total cost - $8,389
*Interest in Peruvian culture and biology
*No course prerequisites or language requirements
Dr. Miles Silman, Faculty Director and Associate Professor of Biology
Phone: (336) 758 5596