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  • Locations: Cusco, Peru; Lima, Peru
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Xavier applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019 03/01/2019 07/01/2019 07/16/2019
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Minimum GPA: 2.0
Accommodation Options: Host Family, Other Type Of Aid That Can Be Applied: XU study abroad scholarships
Type of Program: XU Faculty-Led
Program Description:
Cura Personalis in Peru
Summer Faculty-led Study Abroad Program
Peru for Summer Program I 

Faculty Contacts 
Dr. Diane Ceo-DiFrancesco,
Dr. Gillian Ahlgren, 

Courses Offered 
SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II                                             Total Credits: 6 hours
SPAN 302: Spanish Conversation                                               Pre-requisites:
SPAN 359: Solidarity & Sustainability in Peru                             Spanish 202 (prerequisite: SPAN 201)
THEO 430: Ignatian Spirituality                                                   Spanish 302 (prerequisite: SPAN 300 or 301) 
NURS 462: Success Over Stress (by faculty permission)           Spanish 359 (prerequisite: SPAN 300 or 301)  
                                                                                                     Theology 430 (prerequisite THEO 111)

Program Details 
The Cura Personalis in Peru Program is especially designed to integrate the Jesuit mission by engaging students in Peruvian culture and language through family stays, visits to health clinics and hospitals, community engagement in schools, clinics and adolescent enrichment programs. Students will participate in self-reflection and self-care as they develop empathy for and understanding of perspectives of both Peruvian and Andean culture. Traditional healing practices, Andean rituals and folktales will also be integrated. A field study of the Sacred Valley, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu is included in this program.
Homestays & Jesuit Retreat Center
Costs Projections
Tuition:                                 $2,760.00         
Program Fee:                       $3,200.00
Group Airfare:                      not included in program fee Peru for Summer Program II
Personal Expenses:             varies by student
Application Fee:                   $50.00
Deposit:                               $500.00
Capacity is 18 students.
Scholarship Opportunities 
Friedlander Family Scholarship
International Engagement Fund Scholarship