Jan 19, 2012

FVCC to Host Informational Session on Summer Peru Study Abroad Program

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 or by visiting