Peru Winter & Summer, Water Resource & Sustainability 10-Day

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Program Description

Embrace the rich history of the Inca Empire, Peruvian culture, local entrepreneurial and governmental endeavors, and service-learning projects to put your mind towards a future of water accessibility for our world. The GREEN Peru Program was developed for motivated students who are on a mission towards global water stewardship and sustainability solutions. This program is accredited by Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola with a transcript for 2 transferable academic credits. Join The GREEN Peru Program to discover how Peru utilizes methods from the Inca Empire and modern day technologies for water initiatives and a sustainable future.


Tentative itinerary

Day 1:
-Arrival Day – Airport arrival & pickups
-Team introductions
-Capstone Project launch
-Hotel check-in

Day 2:
-Intro to Peru’s geology & water usage
-Visit Inca Empire agricultural sites and conduct field tests for water usage and sustainable agriculture
-Explore and hike Tipon
-Capstone development

Day 3:
-Water consumption and management - explore water issue topics in pollution, mining, and agriculture
-Cuzco’s newest waste water treatment facility access & tour
-Salsa dancing lessons

Day 4:
-Energy class - Peru’s hydroelectric power
-Peru’s water resources & climate change discussion
-Site visit to Cuzco’s water management governmental project
-Visit Peruvian artisan markets
-Capstone Project milestone

Day 5:
-Visit one of Peru’s most historic hydroelectric facilities
-Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu
-Explore the newest World Wonder - Machu Picchu
-Overnight stay at Machu Picchu Lodge

Day 6:
-Machu Picchu hydroelectric power plant visit & industry access
-Explore Santa Teresa
-Glide across the world’s longest zip line
-Enjoy Peru’s natural hot springs
-Depart from Machu Picchu

Day 7:
-Hydrology & watershed class
-Explore Cuzco city plaza
-Capstone Project development

DAY 8:
-River rafting excursion
-Community service Day
-Capstone development

Day 9:
-Finalize Capstone Projects with teams
-Capstone presentations at university
-Final dinner & reflections

Day 10:
-Airport Departures

What`s Included

-5 lectures from industry leaders and faculty from Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL), and 2 transferrable academic credits with transcript

-Exclusive industry access to Machu Picchu’s hydroelectric power plant facilities which provides 100% of electricity to Cuzco, and the city’s newest water treatment facility

-Access to Directors and Project Managers within the industry and local government

-All breakfasts, lunches, dinners (*We accommodate vegetarian diets)

-All lodging in various locations in Cuzco city and Machu Picchu

-All in-country transportation

-In-country general medical insurance

-Comprehensive understanding of Peru’s water resource management and sustainable initiatives on a local and governmental level

-Unique cultural immersion experiences

-Exciting “bucket-list” adventure excursions to Machu Picchu, hot springs, rafting, ziplining, and more


Agricultural Sciences, Agriculture, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Management Systems / Policy, Environmental Sci. (Atmosph.), Environmental Studies, International Business

Program Locations

Cusco, Peru

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The GREEN Program
  • Peru: Cusco
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Summer, Winter
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South african, South aftican, WorldWide
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