Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
Want to explore how other countries approach their complex problems? Join members of the NGSC on an adventure in Lima, Peru that will give students the unique opportunity to study and visit organizations from each sector. You will get the chance to apply what you’ve learned about Design Thinking and Cross-Sector Collaborations as you examine how large scale problems are being addressed in an emerging market. Experience the culture as you learn in and with the community. This experience will connect you with leaders from each sector, as well as those they strive to help.
Application Deadline extended to November 25!
March 2 - March 9, 2019
Explore the nonprofit, profit and public sectors of Peru
Network with Peru’s community leaders
Complete your service & civ-mil hours
Honors credit available
To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.
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The capital of Peru remains rich in vibrant history, while serving as the financial and industrial center of the country. As the second largest city in the Americas, Lima offers indulgences for everyone, whether your interests lie in architecture, politics, history, archeology, service, cuisine, or culture. Located in the Peruvian coastal plain, Lima’s landscape includes beaches, valleys, tropics and desert, with a climate often times cooler than one would expect.
It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Payment and Withdrawal Policies.
PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.
Students must meet the following requirements:
Member of Next Generation Service Corps, in good academic and participation standing
Minimum 2.5 GPA
Prerequisites: CPP 201 and CPP 301
*Transfer students may be eligible to have some course pre-requisites waived on an individual basis. Please contact the faculty director at email@example.com with any questions.
Students will register during the spring registration period for the following course:
CPP 294: NGSC Experiential Learning (1 credit)
*Please note that this course counts towards your Spring semester load. If registering for this course will put you in a course-overload situation, you will need to speak with your academic advisor for an override.
The course will be a stand-alone, one-credit course that will primarily be taken abroad with some assignments in Canvas. There will also be two class meetings during the 1st and 2nd weeks of February 2019, with exact dates, times and locations to be announced closer to Spring Semester 2019.
Public Service Academy
College of Public Service and Community Solutions
Mail Code: 3520
Office Location: UCENT 707, Downtown campus
Telephone Number: (928) 210-0696
Public Service Academy
College of Public Service and Community Solutions
Mail Code: 3520
Office Location: UCENT 711, Downtown campus
Telephone Number: (602) 463-2991
Students will stay in shared accommodations in Lima.
Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.
Disability Accommodations Abroad
Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in Peru, students with mobility challenges will find the streets and sidewalks in Peru quite difficult to traverse. Despite recent efforts to improve accessibility, little infrastructure exists to accommodate those with disabilities, and few places make any accommodation for those with physical disabilities.
In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.
LGBTQIA Students Abroad
Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. For example, in Peru, discrimination towards LGBTQIA individuals can and does occur and students may find local police to lack meaningful response to incidents. LGBTQIA travelers will find some gay-friendly establishments in the larger cities; however, in smaller towns and rural areas options will be sparse or non-existent.
We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.
Gender Identity Abroad
When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. For example, in Peru, some women travelers may experience harassment in the form of cat calling and other forms of objectification by local men. Students are encouraged to travel in groups and in mixed company whenever possible.
Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.
You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on ourRacial and Ethnic Minority Students page.
The Program Fee for Spring Break 2019 is $2,645.
Program Fee includes: Housing, daily breakfast, sector site visits and cultural excursions, in-country transportation, ASU faculty support, and international health insurance. Not included: Tuition for 1 credit course, airfare, passport & visa fees, most meals, personal expenses, and miscellaneous items. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.
Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program cost sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.
Funding Your Study Abroad Program
Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.
Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program
View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.