Peru Cultural Immersion Experience

“Trip to the Sacred Valley”

June 9– 27, 2014

Explore significant Inca archeological sites and ruins;FVCC is offering a summer study abroad program from June 9– June 27, 2014 in the “The Sacred Valley” outside of Cusco, Peru.  This Cultural Immersion Program is an educational experience designed to challenge one’s senses and beliefs.  Selected classes will be offered through Flathead Valley Community College.   Here is a list of scheduled adventures included in Peru Summer Session.

  • Take a trip to Machu Picchu and Aguas Caliente;
  • Sightsee in Cusco, “The Navel” of the Inca Empire;
  • Take part in a community service project – Adobe brick building for local homes;
  • Stay in a traditional Quechuan home in “The Sacred Valley”;
  • Experience traditional Inca meals and local cuisine favorites including the Closing Feast;
  • Attend local festivals and parades, frequent in the month of June;
  • Venture to Lares Hot Springs, high in the Andes; and
  • Make life-long friends and international connections in Peru.

Course Information

There are two FVCC courses available during the program.  ANTH 220: Culture and Society (3 credits) is required by all students in order to participate in this trip.  In addition, students are encouraged to take PHOT 154F: Exploring Digital Photography (3 credits).  However the photography course is optional.  Course tuition and fees are not included in the $2,800 travel cost.  Sign up for classes during 2014 summer session registration dates starting April 22, 2014.  Tuition and fees for classes will be handled separately from trip deposit and final balance payments.  No senior course discounts will be accepted.

Space in the program is limited.

A $500 deposit is due March 7, 2014 to the FVCC Business Office to reserve a seat on the trip.  A completed Application and Deposit Form must be submitted with your deposit.  The $500 deposit is non-refundable after March 21, 2014.

The remaining balance of $2,300 is due April 11, 2014.  Should you need to withdraw from the program after the final payment date of April 11, you will be given a full refund until April 25 (excluding the initial $500 deposit).  After April 25, the refund will be 50% (excluding the initial $500 deposit).  After May 9, there will be no refund.  A minimum of 10 students are required to enroll to assure program will be offered.  If a student is denied participation by FVCC, the full deposit and program amount will be refunded to that student.  For more information, please contact the Multicultural Affairs Office at (406) 756-3945 or at   Financial Aid may be available to qualifying students, contact Cindy Keifer in the Financial Aid Office at (406) 756-3843.

Students must be 18 years of age or older to attend without a parent.

For more information, contact Mick Stemborski at or (406)-756-3945.




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