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Peru Study Abroad Orientation and Excursions | IFSA-Butler
 Previous excursions included, but were not limited to:
  • Arrival and orientation
  • Airport pick-up for group flight travelers (when a group flight is offered)
  • Ten-day on-site orientation for semester/year students: includes transportation, accommodation, activities and most meals
  • Students stay in a hotel for their first night in Peru and stay with their host families for the remainder of orientation
  • Introduction to Peruvian culture
  • Discussion of academic differences and expectations
  • IFSA-Butler staff lead sessions on academics, living with a host family, integrating into the host university and more
  • Welcome meal


  • Trip to breathtaking Machu Picchu, which begins in colonial Cusco and also includes a tour of the ruins of Ollantaytambo. Read a blog about this journey!
  • Trip to Caral, an ancient city dating back to 3000 B.C. that was discovered in 1994 and is still under excavation
  • Visit to Huaca Pucllana, an ancient archaeological site in Lima
  • Academic year students: excursion to the Amazon rainforest. Includes a visit to a shaman to learn about traditional medicine, visit to the Yagua tribe, a trip to an animal sanctuary, boat trip and night walk in the jungle. *Semester 1 students may also participate for an additional fee.


  • Salsa and Latin dance lessons
  • Thanksgiving meal (semester 2)
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