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Study Abroad in Lima & Cusco, Peru

**March 21-30, 2024**

 Walsworth Study Abroad

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Important Information:

  • Due to market adjustments all dates, activities, and costs are tentative.
  • Scholarship Deadline:  December 8, 2023
  • Application Deadline: December 8, 2023
  • Students must attend a Trulaske Abroad Info Session before committing to the program.
  • Do not purchase your flight without prior approval from the Director of Study Abroad (
  • **The study abroad staff will email you with further instructions to apply for the scholarship exclusive to this program after you begin your application in myStudyAbroad.**
Please read the entire detailed Peru information document.

Information Document

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Program Highlights

  • Compare economies and business practices of Peru, South America, and the United States
  • Meet with business executives and discuss international business strategies during company visits
  • Attend lectures from Peruvian professors on the economic and political histories of their countries
  • Spend Spring Break in beautiful Lima, Cusco, and the Sacred Valley
  • Earn three hours of MU course credit (no prerequisites required)
  • Receive a graduation cord to commemorate your study abroad experience
  • Scholarship Deadline: December 8, 2023
  • Open to all majors

Note: graduate students must get prior approval from the Graduate Programs Office.

About This Program

This is an introductory international business course open to students of all backgrounds of study.  The emphasis will be on understanding various issues in international business with a focus on South America and the area’s trading relationships in the global economy. 

Undergraduate – MKTG 3901: Special Topics in Marketing – International Business, Peru Class #TBA

  • 3 credit hours; graded S/U; Instructor: Miguel Ayllon; no prerequisites
  • Business students: this course may be used to directly satisfy a requirement for BSBA graduation requirements.  Consult with your academic advisor on any questions about how this course would satisfy your degree requirements.

Note: these courses were designed by the Registrar’s Office as spring courses.  Educational fees for three credit hours are costs you would normally see on your spring bill.  Non-resident students will pay the usual non-resident fees.  Actual fees for the spring semester are set by the Board of Curators during their April meeting.  Let your academic advisor know if these three credits will put you over your maximum for spring.  All students should check with their academic advisors on how this course would satisfy graduation and major area requirements. Please notify study abroad staff in 213 Cornell Hall of any exam conflicts prior to February 7th, 2024.

The course will be conducted in two parts:

  1. Six pre-departure classes at MU that will lay the groundwork for principles of international business with some focus on the business strategies and cultural dimensions of Peru.
  2. An international travel experience, which includes experiential learning exercises, group discussions and presentations, and company visits. The company visits are an essential part of the learning experience and allow students to discuss with company managers international business strategies in marketing, finance, and management. The schedule while abroad allows free time for sightseeing and visiting local cultural and historic sites.

Pre-departure classes at MU:

Pre-departure classes will be held beginning in February 27, 2024 in Cornell Hall which you are required to enroll before the first pre-departure class to go on the program.


Meeting schedule:

  • Tuesday, February 27
  • Tuesday, March 5
  • Tuesday, March 12
  • Tuesday, March 19
  • 6:00-8:30pm; Room TBD Cornell Hall

Note: You are required to attend every pre-departure class to prepare for the program, or you will not be allowed to participate in the program.  Special circumstances may allow flexibility on this requirement but must be approved by the program director before the class absence.  If you are dropped from the program due to non-attendance, you will be subject to the penalties listed under the Withdrawal Procedure & Penalties portion of this document.


  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing at MU
  • Have a valid passport with an expiration date more than six months after the program return date.
  • Complete the online application process, including all necessary risk and release forms.
  • Meet the minimum health insurance requirements set by the University. As part of the program fee, you are enrolled in the University’s GeoBlue Health plan for the duration of the program. You must visit the GeoBlue website, print your ID card, and familiarize yourself with the plan and procedures for health emergencies.
  • Follow acceptable behavior outlined in the MU Student Conduct Manual and the MU Conditions of Program Participation and Program Acceptance contract through the Trulaske College of Business.


  • All lodging will be in three/four-star hotels and include all breakfasts.  
  • Plan to arrive in Lima airport late March 21, 2024
  • The program ends upon check-out on March 30, 2024 
  Date Day Location Itinerary (subject to change)
1 21-March Thurs



Depart for Lima

Arrive in Lima (late March 21)

2 22-March Fri



Sacred Valley

Breakfast at hotel - morning check-in

Fly from Lima to Cusco

Bus to Sacred Valley

Lunch in transit

Cultural visit

Arrive Sonesta Posada del Inca

3 23-March Sat Sacred Valley

Breakfast at hotel - morning check-in

Machu Picchu

4 24-March Sun

Sacred Valley


Breakfast at hotel - morning check-in

Bus transfer to Cusco

Cusco City Tour

Free afternoon

5 25-March Mon Cusco

Breakfast at hotel - morning check-in

Free Day to explore Cusco or visit Rainbow Mountain

6 26-March Tues



Breakfast at hotel - morning check-in

Fly from Cusco to Lima

Lima City Tour

7 27-March Wed Lima

Breakfast at hotel - morning check-in

Company Visit

Lunch on your own

Company Visit

8 28-March Thrus Lima

Breakfast at hotel - morning check-in

Company Visit

Free afternoon to explore Lima

9 29-March Fri Lima

Breakfast at hotel - morning check-in

Company Visit

Lunch on your own

Farewell Dinner

10 30-March Sat



Depart hotel

Transfer to airport




How to pay for Study Abroad

Student Financial Aid: This 3-credit hour course qualifies for financial aid. Before going to the Financial Aid Office (11 Jesse Hall), visit the Trulaske Study Abroad office (213 Cornell Hall) for the financial aid worksheet. It is highly recommended all students meet with their Financial Aid advisor to discuss paying for study abroad.



Scholarships: Student can apply for scholarships through ScholarshipUniverse ( The scholarship application is due December 8, 2023, and decisions will be made in early February. Scholarship Document

Student Planning Budget


Program Fee


MU International Center Study Abroad Fee




*Estimated cost:


 *Cost for students not exceeding 18 credit hours for Spring 2024 semster.

Note: The educational fees above will be billed to the student account on approximately January 2024.  Please note that these are estimates; Non-resident students will pay non-resident fees. 


Expenses Included in Program Fee

  • Airfare from Lima, Peru to Cusco, Peru and back
  • Bus transfer from Cusco to Sacred Valley and back
  • All airport transfers and ground transportation for company visits
  • Lodging for the trip duration, including all breakfasts
  • Two group dinners
  • Program water bottle, sticker, and graduation cord
  • MU GeoBlue Health Insurance coverage for the program duration (you must visit the GeoBlue website, print your ID card, and familiarize yourself with the plan and procedures for health emergencies)  Note: in some cases, you may be required to pay out of pocket to receive services; this coverage allows you to submit claims for reimbursement by GeoBlue for any medical expenses incurred outside the US while on the program)
  • Airfare from US to Lima, Peru and returning to US
  • Meals not included in the program fees, as noted on the itinerary
  • Educational fees – tuition and fees will be billed the same as a 3-credit hour undergraduate or graduate course taken in Spring 2024
  • Passport application or passport renewal fees
  • MU International Center study abroad fee includes MU support services for student emergencies during program, emergency evacuation and repatriation coordination, and pre-departure orientation
  • Optional personal expenses such as souvenirs, personal items, social outings, activities or excursions such as outdoor adventures or cultural visits, and city transportation to participate in non-program activities (subway, taxi, bus fares). 
  • Additional insurance for trip modification, cancellation, or interruption due to health, safety, or similar concerns.

You must email the Student Services Coordinator ( documenting withdrawal from the program AND return to the online application to change the status to WITHDRAWAL: Declined.

The following schedule indicates program withdrawal fees that will be billed to the student account if a student chooses to withdraw:

Amount Billed

Withdrawal After

$100 deposit

Application Date (no exceptions)


November 17, 2023


January 19, 2024


February 1, 2024

$3250 (full program fee)

March 1, 2024

The date of withdrawal notification is the date the notification email is sent to the Student Services Coordinator. Depending on the date you withdraw, the Study Abroad Office may not be able to get a refund from the vendor; your refund will be relative to the costs that can be recovered. If you have not been billed the program fee at the time of your withdrawal, you will be billed for any cancellation fees charged to the program.

  • You must have a valid passport with expiration date more than 6 months after program return date. 
  • A copy of your passport is due to the Study Abroad office (213 Cornell) by December 8, 2023
  • U.S. citizens do not need a visa for visits to Peru
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen, check the country’s web page to determine if you need to apply for a tourist visa


COVID-19 Vaccinations

  • The Austral Group is our program provider and requires all participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID – 19. All participants will need to provide their vaccine cards to the Study Abroad office by December 8, 2023.

I understand that in some special circumstances I may not receive full academic credit for the study abroad program for which I have applied. These circumstances include, but are not limited to:

  • Cancellation of the program due to circumstances beyond the control of the University of Missouri
  • A decision by the University, in its sole discretion, that cancellation of the program is appropriate based on health, safety, or similar circumstances
  • My inability to participate in or complete the program due to circumstances beyond the control of the University of Missouri
  • My dismissal from the program

I understand that in any of these circumstances, I will be refunded only those costs that can be recovered by the University of Missouri or the University’s partner program. If I have not been billed the program fee at the time of my withdrawal, I understand that I will be billed for any cancellation fees charged to the program.

The itinerary of this program may be modified by the Trulaske College of Business and/or the University of Missouri due to health, safety, or similar concerns. The withdrawal fees listed above will apply to students if this occurs. Transportation change fees and expenses will be the responsibility of the student.


Apply Soon!

  • Application and Scholarship Deadline: December 8, 2023
  • The program will accept a limited number of participants