IPSL Peru: Indigenous Peoples and Global Health

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Program Description

IPSL has designed & delivered international programs focusing on experiential learning, ethical service & engaged research for 37 years. Now the independent IPSL Institute for Global Learning is authorized to offer academic credit, issue official transcripts and confer diplomas through the Master's level.

IPSL is a B-Corp (Social Benefit Organization) with over 83% of profits directly returned to the people, communities & NGOs they partner with abroad.

This unique IPSL program has been developed to build an on-going commitment to the Cusco community through a variety of service-learning placements in partnership with local NGOs. Students have the opportunity to work on a variety of sustainable social responsibility projects. IPSL's commitment is to promote responsible stewardship of our planet and to building a life-long commitment to responding to the needs of others through hands-on service.

Learn the practical skills to be an active agent of change and social justice. Study the many international efforts in history, learn from these efforts and use them to develop a personal ethic of service, advocacy and civic engagement. COSA (Community Organizing & Social Activism) will teach you the skills of community organizing and will empower you to create sustainable change in your own communities.


Students live in homestays with a middle-class Peruvian family who provide full board. An integral part of the program, the homestay offers you the opportunity to make life-long friends, reinforce language skills, and experience the culture from "the inside." All IPSL host families are carefully selected and experienced with hosting students.

Opportunities for substantive service are generally available in the following areas: Promoting Entrepreneurship-business sustainability for women and youth; Teaching English; Child development and education; Health Care; Social work and Rehabilitation and working on environmental projects with Indigenous peoples.

What`s Included

Tuition and academic fees; academic transcript; homestay housing and 3 meals per day seven days per week; service placement and supervision; health insurance; academic excursions; on-site and on-line orientation, and pre-departure materials.

Excursions MAY include some of the following: City tour of Cusco (including surrounding ruins); The Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu!
IPSL students may also work with program staff to arrange for independent travel. As with all travel, weather and other travel hindrances can affect the exact destinations of excursions. In such cases, IPSL program staff makes every effort to find suitable replacement itineraries.


Admin (Health Services), Admin (Health Services), Agricultural Sciences, Agriculture, Anthropology, Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Botany, Conservation and Preservation, Development Studies, Ecology, Education, Ethnic Studies, Food Science and Nutrition, History, Natural Resources, Public / Community Service Sciences, Spanish

Program Locations

Cusco, Peru

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IPSL Institute for Global Learning
  • Peru: Cusco
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Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
English, Quechua, Spanish
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