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Study Abroad in Lima & Cusco, Peru

**Spring Break 2023** March 23 - April, 2023

Information Session Times Fall 2022

Important Information:

  • Due to COVID-19 all dates, activities, and costs are tentative.
  • All 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 (trulaskeabroad@missouri.edu)
  • Estimated airfare is based on pre-COVID-19 averages
  • Read more in the detailed information document.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

The Austral Group is our program provider and requires all participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID – 19, including booster. All participants will need to provide their vaccine cards to the Study Abroad office by October 17, 2022.

 

Program Highlights

  • Compare economies and business practices of Peru
  • Meet with managers and discuss international business during company visits
  • Attend lectures from Peruvian professors on the economic and political histories of their countries.
  • Spend Spring Break in beautiful Lima and Cusco!
  • Earn three hours of MU course credit (no prerequisites required).
  • Open to all majorsNote: 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 – MGMT 3901: Topics in Management – International Business, South America Class #61636

  • 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.

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 14, 2023 in Cornell Hall which you are required to enroll before the first pre-departure class to go on the program.

 

Meeting schedule:

  • Tuesdays, February 14 – March 21, 2023
  • 6:00-8:30pm; Room 030 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.

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  • All lodging will be in three/four-star hotels and include all breakfasts.  
  • Plan to arrive in Lima airport morning of March 24, 2023
  • The program ends upon check-out on April 1, 2023 

· Company visits in Peru

· Plaza Mayor

· Plaza San Martin

· Palacio del Gobierno

· Basilica de Convento de San Francisco

· Plaza de Armas

· Santo Domingo Cathedral

· Korikancha Temple of the Sun

· Artisans' Quarters of San Blas for souvenir shopping

· Kencco Amphitheatre

· Machu Picchu

· Free days to explore on your own

 

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: Students can apply for scholarships through ScholarshipUniverse (Missouri.scholarshipuniverse.com). The scholarship application is due September 20, 2022, and decisions will be made in early October.

Student Planning Budget

 

Tuition (resident) (3 credit hours)

$1008

Tuition (non-resident) (3 credit hours)

$3,045

Trulaske Business Course Fee

$325

Technology Fee

$45

Program Fee

$TBA

MU International Center Study Abroad Fee

$245

Airfare

$1,660

Estimated cost for Missouri residents

$TBA

Estimated cost for non-residents

$TBA

 

 Note: The educational fees above will be billed to the student account on approximately March 1, 2023.  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
  • All airport transfers and ground transportation for company visits
  • Lodging for the trip duration, including all breakfasts
  • Meals included in the program fees, as noted on the itinerary
  • 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 2023
  • 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 (TrulaskeAbroad@missouri.edu) documenting withdrawal from the program AND return to the online application to change status to WITHDRAWAL: Declined. The following schedule indicates program withdrawal fees that will be billed to the student account:

Amount Billed

Withdrawal After

$100 deposit

Application Date (no exceptions)

$600

TBA

$1,500

TBA

$2,5000

TBA

$TBA (full program fee)

TBA

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 February 7, 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 February 7, 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.

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Apply Soon!

  • Application Deadline: December TBA
  • The program will accept a limited number of participants