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Program Description
Please note: this program has been cancelled for Summer 2020.


ASU Students at Machu Picchu


Machu Picchu

Join us for a 3-week visit to Peru, as we work together to produce a timeless documentary series about the histories of ancient cultures. We will hike through Incan trails, sightsee ancient ruins, and explore aspects of Peruvian history through a mathematical lens. Discover what you never knew about the beauty of mathematics, minus the overwhelming problem-solving pressure. Bienvenidos! 

Quick Facts

  • June 14 - July 3, 2020

  • Hike ancient ruins, including Machu Picchu

  • Film interesting aspects of Latin culture, ancient and modern

  • Memorialize your insights in becoming a part of a ground-breaking documentary series

  • Discover a new perspective on mathematics

  • Enjoy built-in, daily, siestas for exploration of personal interest

  • Earn 6 credits

Application Requirements

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.


Cusco View


Location Details

Located in the Andes Mountains of Peru, Cusco once served as the capital of the Incan Empire. Today, Cusco is home to many Peruvians who have preserved the remains of some of the world’s most fascinating architecture. This location is where we will spend the majority of our time, exploring all there is to offer in this beautiful city.
The second largest city in Peru, Arequipa is home of the modern-day Constitutional Court and has been designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations. It offers a wide variety of historical landmarks and exciting street festivals.
Described as “an absolute masterpiece of architecture and a unique testimony to the Inca civilization,” Machu Picchu is a highly sought after tourist attraction. These ancient ruins from the Incan Empire have amazed tourists with stunning architecture and baffled historians with mysterious design since the early 1900s.

Visa Information

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 Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

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.

From CRCC Asia: 

All visa processing are included in the program fee and are handled by our partner CRCC Asia. Students will be notified by CRCC Asia on visa application instructions following their phone interview with CRCC Asia. They will be assisting students on visa processing along with several other pre-departure assistance.  Visa applications must be completed by April 30 to ensure participation on this program.  If your visa application is submitted later than April 30, you face the possibility of being withdrawn from the program while still being subject to the Study Abroad Payment and Withdrawal Policies.  


Eligibility Requirements

  • This program is open to all majors!
  • 2.0 GPA 
  • No pre-requisites required!


Students will enroll in the following two courses for a total of 6 credits:
  • MAT 294: An Introduction to the History of Mathematics (3)
  • FMP 394: Documentary Production (3)

CONHI Machu Picchu


Faculty Directors

Professor Natalie Welcome
Instructor of Mathematics
College of Integrated Sciences and Arts
Office: Santan Hall, Room 330C (Poly campus)
Phone: 480.727.1238

Professor Eliciana Nascimento
Assistant Professor, School of Film
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Office: West Hall, Room 241




Program Housing

Students will stay in shared accommodations throughout the program.  

Special Considerations

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.

Physical Considerations

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 Perusome 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.

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

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 our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.


Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2020 is $6,950.

Program Fee includes: ASU tuition for six credits, housing in shared accommodations, site visits and cultural events, in-country transportation, ASU faculty support, and international health insurance. 
Not included:
ASU student fees, airfare, passport fees, meals, independent travel, and personal expenses.

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.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. 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.


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

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.


Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/03/2020
Rolling Admission 06/14/2020 07/03/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.