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  • Locations: Cusco, Peru; Lima, Peru
  • Program Terms: Winter Session
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Session 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English GPA: 2.0
Housing Option: Hostel, Hotel Academic Standing: Freshman, Graduate Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
College: Arts & Sciences Areas of Study: Art, Peace & Conflict Studies, Political Science
Program Type: BGSU Study Abroad Program Applicants: BGSU and Non-BGSU students may apply
Program Director: Gordon Ricketts
Program Description:

This is a multi-faceted experience, which centers on a (3) week exploration of Southern Peru. This trip will provide participants with a firsthand perspective of a developing country, a view only achieved through a combination of exposure to the locations we will explore and each participant’s individual curiosity, which will be constantly stimulated. A significant portion of the trip will focus on a meaningful service-learning project. It will also offer each student the opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge that will make them more aware of the global environment through practical experience, the study of the arts, culture, political and socio/economic conditions of Southern Peru and the region. 

Open to all majors but especially beneficial for students in a learning community or interested in service learning. 

This program will take place in several cities throughout Peru including; Lima, Cuzco, Junin, Nazga, Arequipa, Barranco, & Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu). 

Learn about your destination by visiting the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs web page at to find country specific information about visa, safety and security, local laws, health, and more.  

Some examples of excursions include:
Lima: visit Pre Colonial and Post Colonial sights in this the capital of Peru
Cusco: The epicenter of the Inca empire.
Machu Picchu: Spend the day exploring this World Heritage sight. 
Lake Titicaca: Visit the floating Uros Islands and the uniquely quaint artisan Isle of Taquile.
Nazca Lines: Fly over the mysterious Nazga Lines

Students will stay in hostels & hotels throughout Peru. These will be arranged by BGSU. Breakfast will be included in most accommodations and one group meal will be provided each day. 

ARTS 4800 Travel Studio (3) credit hours
PACS 4890 Field Experience (3) credit hours

The course is divided into three basic sections: pre trip meetings, the travel experience,the post-trip meetings and reflection. Before departure for South America, students will prepare for their experiences through a series of discussions that will cover safety, university policies, student expectations, community building and logistics.  In addition, students will be exposed to presentations contextualizing the experience. These would include  current Peruvian demographics, history and practical workshops on how to make art and journal while traveling. After returning from Peru, we will continue to meet, reflect on, and learn more about what we experienced.

On the trip, each student will be required to spend time each day documenting his or her experiences. They may do this through a series of sketches, photographs, videos, paintings, journaling, etc. The rest of their day will be spent visiting historical sights, galleries and museums, doing service projects, visiting with people (both professional and lay), and when possible, reflecting nightly as a group.  Individual and group reflection will be used to assist the student in pushing their creative and personal boundaries.

Because this program is part of Bowling Green State University study abroad options, financial aid that could be applied to study on BGSU’s main campus can usually be applied equally to study in the program abroad.

To determine eligibility for Financial Aid, please contact:
Ryan Czech

Costs billed directly through BGSU Bursar's Office* 
BGSU Tuition & Fees Exact rates for BGSU Tuition and Fees for Winter Session 2019 can be found on the bursar’s WEBSITE. (Undergraduate, Graduate, In State and Out of State)
Program Fee (subject to change) $2,660.50 (this includes round trip air-fare, housing, 1 group meal a day & activity fees.
A non-refundable $500 deposit will be due by September 18
Education Abroad Fee $50
International Health Insurance $1.46 per day of program
*Fees listed are subject to change at any time
**Please note students will pay for both tuition for the course and a program fee

Possible Additional Expenses (not billed through BGSU)*
Passport (please see note below) $135
Additional Meals, in country transport & personal expenses $415
* Please note that these costs are estimated and should be used as guidelines only!

Cancellation/withdrawal policy 
Flights will be booked on September 20th, therefore students must commit prior to this date. Due to the time constraint students will need a valid passport by Nov. 15.  Also, a current passport must be valid for at least 6 months post trip.   

If a student withdraws from the program after September 20th they are responsible for the flight cost and all additional fees that have been paid out to the program. 

Gordon C. Ricketts, Senior Lecturer School of Art
125 Fine Arts Center

Education Abroad, International Programs and Partnerships
Bowling Green State University
301 University Hall
Bowling Green, OH 43403