Flathead Valley Community College will host an informational session on its fifth Peru study abroad program for the community January 24 at 4 p.m. in room 204 inside the Arts and Technology Building on the FVCC campus.
The cultural immersion program will take place from June 12 through July 9 in the village of Urubamba outside of Cusco, Peru. Participating students will have the opportunity to earn up to eight college credits while participating in a number of activities including exploring Inca archaeological sites, trips to Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes, visiting and working at a local coffee farm, sightseeing in the city of Cusco, staying in a traditional Quechua home, traveling by boat to the remote island of Amantani on Lake Titicaca, participating in a local community service project involving adobe brick building for local homes and experiencing traditional Inca meals and local cuisine.
Space in the program is limited. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is due to the FVCC Business Office by April 1 in order to reserve a place in the program. Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate without a parent. Financial assistance is available to qualifying students. Payment plan options also are available. Information on trip itinerary, courses and accommodations are available by calling 756-3945, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting www.fvcc.edu/studyabroad.html.