Machupicchu Study Abroad

TRAVEL AS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE?


WHY PERU ?

PERU IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S "CRADLES OF CIVILIZATION”
THE COUNTRY IS HOME TO 84 OF THE PLANET’S 104 LIFE ZONES
WE OFFER COUNTLESS OPORTUNITIES TO ENJOY NATURE, CULTURE & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
PERU IS A GREAT PLACE FOR TRAVELING AND LEARNING

WHY US?

Milla Turismo is a 35 year-old family business, devoted to showcasing our homeland, Peru, by bringing people from all over the world to visit us.

As local people, we contribute our in-depth knowledge and insights into Peruvian culture, as well our many local contacts.

We can tailor programs and itineraries to meet individual needs.



WHAT ARE WE OFFERING?

We want to be your travel partner and enhance student's learning process.



WHAT DO WE OFFER?

4 TYPES OF LEARNING EXPERIENCE:
FRIENDS & FAMILIES
STUDY TOURS
SCHOLARS
SEMESTER ABROAD

TRAVEL EXPERIENCES WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILIES

We organize tours with a cultural focus to ensure an enjoyable learning experience.
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DESCRIPTION

We design and organize your travel arrangements, focusing on the “experience as a whole”.

We can tailor your itinerary, together with other group members, taking care of every detail and offering our personal insight.

In any travel group there may be a variety of interests. By traveling with us, you can be sure that as many of those individual needs as possible will be taken care of.

We will select a professional guide to accompany the group 24/7, meaning that you can benefit from your guide’s expertise and knowledge at all times during your stay in Peru.

The group will also be offered one or two cultural talks, to enable you to orient yourselves through cultural context.

ITINERARY:

2 weeks itinerary for food lovers: PERUVIAN gastronomy is literally in everybody's mouth… PERU has incorporated unique dishes brought on the Spanish Conquerors and also received the influences of many flavors from immigrant populations of African, European, Chinese, and Japanese descendants.

  • DAY 1: ARRIVE IN LIMA
  • DAY 2: LIMA -AREQUIPA
  • DAY 3: COLCA CANYON
  • DAY 4: COLCA - PUNO
  • DAY 5: TITIKAKA LAKE
  • DAY 6: PUNO - CUSCO
  • DAY 7: CUSCO AND SAQSAYHUAMAN PARK
  • DAY 8: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INKAS
  • DAY 9: MACHUPICCHU
  • DAY 10: CHINCHEROS , MARAS SALT MINES, MORAY CIRCULAR TERRACES.
ITINERARY HIGLIGHTS:
  • VISIT TO LOCAL MARKETS , LEARN ABOUT THE PRODUCTS
  • COOKING CLASS WITH A LOCAL FAMILY
  • CHICHA BY GASTON ACURIO IN AREQUIPA
  • PACHAMANCA IN OLLANTAYTAMBO
  • DINNER AT LA HUACA PUCLLANA
  • LUNCH SHARED WITH WEAVERS IN CHINCHEROS
  • LUNCH AND PERUVIAN PASO HORSE DEMONSTRATION AT HACIENDA LOS FICUS.
Achievements:

Through the travel experience we offer, each group member will be able to develop a more knowledgeable and therefore more respectful approach to Peruvian culture, and an understanding of the worldview of the pre-Columbian cultures that occupied Peruvian territory.

Our programs also offer the chance to learn more about how the present-day inhabitants of the Andes relate with nature, much like their ancestors did.

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STUDY TOURS

This experience is designed for those who wish to complement the regular courses contained in the curriculum with seminars on a range of topics.

This option is ideal for schools and universities with “independent studies” on their curricula, enabling students to apply for credits.

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  • Itinerary
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DESCRIPTION

Some schools or universities may choose to combine their regular curricula with a “learning trip” in any of the fields in which Peru is especially rich.

We can offer additional insights into aspects of Peruvian history and culture through our one day seminars, focused upon a number of topics from which you can select those which most interest you. You may choose one or more seminar and have your own staff monitor the learning process. Seminars are led by Peruvian scholars.

SEMINARS:
  • Learning Spanish in Cusco
  • Agriculture in the Andes
  • Social Anthropology and Sociology
  • Peruvian Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Textiles in the Andes
  • History of America and Peru
  • Quechua
  • Geography
  • Folk Medicine
  • Ecology
Scholars upon availability
ITINERARY:

2 Weeks Itinerary for Archaeology Students. - Travel Around the northern coast (Trujillo & Chiclayo) and learn about CHIMU , MOCHE and other Pre-Inca Cultures.

Travel Cusco , Sacred Valley and Machupicchu and explore the Inka Culture

  • DAY 1: ARRIVE IN LIMA
  • DAY 2: LIMA - TRUJILLO
  • DAY 3: VISIT CHANCHAN, AND HUANCHACO
  • DAY 4: EL BRUJO COMPLEX ON THE WAY TO CHICLAYO.
  • DAY 5: HUACA RAJADA AND MUSEO TUMBAS REALES
  • DAY 6: TUCUME FOREST
  • DAY 7: WITCHES MARKET AND FLY TO LIMA
  • DAY 8: LIMA - CUSCO, VISIT PLANETARIUM CUSCO
  • DAY 9: CUSCO & SAQSAYHUAMAN PARK
  • DAY 10: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INKAS, OLLANTAYTAMBO
  • DAY 11: MACHUPICCHU
  • DAY 12: CHINCHEROS , MARAS AND MORAY
  • DAY 13: CUSCO - LIMA
  • DAY 14: PACHACAMAC & PERUVIAN PASO HORSES
  • DAY 15: TRAVEL BACK HOME
ITINERARY HIGLIGHTS:
  • MEETING THE ARCHAEOLOGIST IN CHICLAYO
  • VISIT THE WITCHES MARKET , MEDICINAL PLANTS TALK
  • ASTRONOMY TALK AT PLANETARIUM CUSCO
  • TALK ABOUT CONTEMPORARY PERU
  • MEET THE WEAVERS IN CHINCHEROS AND TALK ABOUT TEXTIILES.
Achievements:
  • Students will gain greater familiarity with diverse aspects of Peruvian culture.
  • Students will gain an understanding of the adaptation strategies developed by pre-Columbian cultures to deal with challenging environments.
  • Classes will offer a critical approach to different cultures.
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SCHOLARS

For groups of specialists, such as archaeologists or botanists, we can provide international and local experts to design your experience.

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For groups that may require a certain level of specialization our organization can provide full logistical support, including transport, accommodation, conference rooms, meals, local advice and contact with local scholars.

International scholars specializing in research on Peruvian culture can be contacted at their own universities. And most importantly, we can work together with your team to design the kind of experience your groups are expecting.

LECTURES:

A GLOBAL WORLD

The opportunities offered by Andean culture:
Lecturer: Carlos Milla (historian and business leader)

Andean culture is the product of thousands of years of human development, adaptation to a series of hostile environments and the invention of the technologies that enabled ancient societies to flourish in the face of harsh conditions.

Among Andean peoples, political organizations and their responses to geographical challenges produced the mechanisms necessary for the incorporation of the diverse peoples who occupied the Andes into a political project far ahead of its time.

The values, attitudes and moral principles that underpinned such development are still present in our region, and can be harnessed as the assets that Andean cultures offer today’s globalized world.

INCA ASTRONOMY

Lecturer: Professor Erwin Salazar, astronomer and researcher
The certainty that as a race we humans are part of the cosmos is the ideal approach to a holistic understanding of the world around us.
Everything in the universe moves in cycles, and the interaction of the cycles of the universe and the cycles of daily life form part of the same cosmic whole.
Agriculture, religion, the economy and all human activities form part of the same “universal dance”.
As part of this class, students will have the opportunity to see some of the archaeological artifacts used by pre-Columbian peoples in the monitoring and prediction of astronomical phenomena.

MEDICINE, PLANTS AND HEALING PRACTICES

Lecturer: Gladys Oblitas (MD)
Andean peoples’ understanding of health is inextricably linked to their complex world of belief systems. In traditional methods for diagnosing diseases, magical-religious practices and science are combined. The use of medicinal plants is combined with rituals that can be traced back to the prehistoric past of the Andean region.

Gladys Oblitas is a medical doctor. She graduated in Germany and practices medicine in Cusco, where she combines western medical techniques with the traditions of the Andes.

TEXTILES IN THE ANDES

Lecturer: Ana Maria Milla (entrepreneur)
One of the ways in which we can better appreciate the spiritual development of a culture is through its art.

Textiles have been produced for thousands of years in the Andes. Ancient Peruvians developed a range of techniques for weaving on different types of loom, producing natural dyes and working in the world’s finest natural fibers (cotton, llama, alpaca vicuña and guanaco) to create exquisite art.

Textile traditions have survived in remote Andean communities, where they serve as the medium through which weavers express their feelings, thoughts and worldview. Ana María, together with other family members, has built upon her own grandmother’s research, begun in 1937, to produce a set of wisdom cards that bring together the many iconographic motifs still woven by the women of Andean communities.

CONTEMPORARY PERU

From Shining Path to a booming economy
Jaime Chincha (TV journalist)

How to understand the Peruvian paradox?

  • Just 20 years ago, Peru did not appear to be a viable country, following the destruction wrought by one of history’s cruelest and most violent terrorist movements.
  • Today, Peru enjoys a booming economy, outstripping the performance of other regional economies, with economic figures almost unmatched in a world in crisis. Poverty has been reduced by more than 30%, while the middle class is growing rapidly. The mining, oil, gas, finance, construction and tourism sectors have driven this spectacular growth.

Just a few years ago, for many Peruvians migration seemed like the only way to get ahead. Today, Peru receives migrants from Europe, in search of jobs and opportunities.

A disciplined monetary policy and an open door to investment have contributed to Peru’s economic miracle; however, Peruvian people still face threats to their wellbeing and livelihood in the form of political instability and widespread corruption.

ITINERARY:

2 Weeks Itinerary for Archaeology Students. - Travel Around the northern coast (Trujillo & Chiclayo) and learn about CHIMU , MOCHE and other Pre-Inca Cultures.

Travel Cusco , Sacred Valley and Machupicchu and explore the Inka Culture

  • DAY 1: ARRIVE IN LIMA
  • DAY 2: LIMA - TRUJILLO
  • DAY 3: VISIT CHANCHAN, AND HUANCHACO
  • DAY 4: EL BRUJO COMPLEX ON THE WAY TO CHICLAYO.
  • DAY 5: HUACA RAJADA AND MUSEO TUMBAS REALES
  • DAY 6: TUCUME FOREST
  • DAY 7: WITCHES MARKET AND FLY TO LIMA
  • DAY 8: LIMA - CUSCO, VISIT PLANETARIUM CUSCO
  • DAY 9: CUSCO & SAQSAYHUAMAN PARK
  • DAY 10: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INKAS, OLLANTAYTAMBO
  • DAY 11: MACHUPICCHU
  • DAY 12: CHINCHEROS , MARAS AND MORAY
  • DAY 13: CUSCO - LIMA
  • DAY 14: PACHACAMAC & PERUVIAN PASO HORSES
  • DAY 15: TRAVEL BACK HOME
ITINERARY HIGLIGHTS:
  • MEETING THE ARCHAEOLOGIST IN CHICLAYO
  • VISIT THE WITCHES MARKET , MEDICINAL PLANTS TALK
  • ASTRONOMY TALK AT PLANETARIUM CUSCO
  • TALK ABOUT CONTEMPORARY PERU
  • MEET THE WEAVERS IN CHINCHEROS AND TALK ABOUT TEXTIILES.
Achievements:
  • The level of expectation from scholars specializing in Peruvian studies is highr.
  • To meet these expectations, we work to offer in-depth knowledge across a range of specialties.
  • All knowledge gained in the classroom will be enhanced by work in the field.
  • Our aim is to help specialist scholars enhance their knowledge base and learn to love Peru even more.
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SEMESTER ABROAD

Many universities may be interested in spending a whole semester in Peru. We can put you in touch with local universities for the planning of your curricula.

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Many universities may be interested in spending a whole semester in Peru. That requires agreements we can help you to obtain, acting as an intermediary with local universities. We can also take care of all logistics, including accommodation, transport, meals, etc.

We can also organize additional activities to enhance the group’s experience in a safe environment.

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