From May 14, 2018 to May 25, 2018, University of Illinois Professor Helaine Silverman will be leading a CHP Intercultural Study Tour to Peru!
Join Professor Helaine Silverman (Anthropology) on this thrilling exploration of
the heartland of the ancient Inca Empire.
- See its heritage expressed by the
descendants of that great Andean society.
- Fly over the snow-capped Andes
- Visit spectacular Inca ruins, including the renowned “lost city” of
- Travel on one of the most scenic train rides in the world.
- See the
beautiful colonial churches built by the Spanish conquerors in Cuzco, the former
Inca capital and today the epicenter of global tourism.
- Learn about the politics
and policies of tourism and heritage management that promote economic
development in this stunning highland region.
- Sample the delicious cuisine of
Peru, which has achieved global acclaim.
- Stay in unique hotels. Participate in
many interactions with local people.
- Finish the trip with two fascinating days in
Peru's capital city, Lima, where we continue our time-travel through the heritage
and economic development of the pre-Columbian, colonial and modern city.
- Enjoy a special tour of the UNESCO-designated historic center and a full day at
a restored hacienda.
Professor Silverman spent the first half of her adult life in
Peru as an archaeologist and since then has conducted more than ten years of
contemporary research in Cuzco. This study-abroad experience offers an
insider's view of the country. Your preparation for Peru begins on campus with
the preparatory mini-course designed to give you the historical and cultural
background knowledge necessary to make the most of your Peru experience.
Then the educational adventure continues in Peru.