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Program Description:
Machu Pichhu

PERU - Spring 2019

Trip Highlights:

•Travel to Lima, Peru and enjoy a guided city tour
•Take a flight to Cusco, the capital city of the Inca’s Empire
•Enjoy a full day tour of the Sacred Valley
•Take the Expedition train to visit Machu Picchu

EVR 1001 Environmental Science 3.0
GEO 2200 Physical Geography 3.0
PCB 2930C Topics in Biology 1.0
GEO 2905 Individual Study in Geography 1.0
ANT 2410 Cultural Anthropology 3.0
Estimated Cost:

The program fee for the study abroad program to Peru will cover:
  • Round trip airfare from Florida to Peru
  • Round trip airfare from Lima to Cusco
  • In country transportation 
  • In country accommodations
  • Some meals
  • Tours, museums, and other activity fees
  • International insurance
*Prices subject to change, pending approval.

Estimated costs not included in Program Fee:
Tuition $320.31
Books Unknown
Passport $165
Spending Money $50
Other Meals $75
Immunizations Refer to the Immunizations section for required and suggested vaccinations
Total $610.31
*Please note that the Total Estimated Costs not included in the program fee is an approximation and that individuals will differ

Read through the Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy to understand payment expectations. This policy will accompany the Study Abroad Application form that you must fill out and sign to join a program.

Payment Plan
The payments expected for the program will follow the calendar below. 
Payment Amount Due Date
$130 (Non-Refundable Deposit and Application Fee) Due with Application
$1,470 Nov 16, 2018
$1,850 Jan 4, 2019
*Payment dates are subject to change. Participants will be informed via email if changes occur. 

How to Make a Payment:

To make payments, go to the Cashier's Office in the Northwest Campus. The Cashier's Office accepts payments in cash, by check and by credit card. You can make your payments on the phone. More info here.

If you are not able to make a payment according to the dates assigned by Santa Fe College's International Education Office, it may still be possible for you to join the program; however you will likely incur increased costs.

Local Laws, Special Circumstances, Safety and Security in Peru

Click here to read about the local laws, safety and security in Peru as provided by the U.S. State Department. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the International Education Coordinator and/or the faculty leader(s) for your program. 


Please click here to visit the Center for Disease Control website for information about immunizations in Peru. Click here:  Alachua County Department of Health, to access information about Foreign Travel.

Tentative Itinerary
Trip dates:  Mar 1-10, 2019


Day 1:  Arrival in Lima

Arrival and transfer to hotel

Day 2:  Lima City Tour
Embark on a guided city tour of Lima's historic downtown
Visit the Main Plaza, monuments, the Cathedral, Presidential Palace, Archbishop's Palace, City Hall
Visit the Arqueological Museum

Day 3:  Lima/Cusco
Flight to Cusco
Panoramic City Tour of Cusco and Sacsayhuaman archaeological site
Guided city tour of Cusco (Capital of the Inca's Empire)

Day 4:  Cusco/Sacred Valley
Full day tour to the Sacred Valley
Visit a Peruvian village on the Urbamba River
Visit the fortress of Ollantaytambo

Day 5:  Sacred Valley
Full day of community service with the local community of Chichubamba
Interact with locals and help them in some of their daily activities

Day 6:  Sacred Valley
Full day community service activity in a local organization

Day 7:  Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu
Board the Expedition Train for Machu Picchu
Explore the city's ruins, and learn about the lives of the priests, craftsmen, an servants who inhabited this citadel

Day 8:  Machu Picchu/Cusco
Return to the ruins for a second visit (optional)
Explore the town of Aguas Calientes
Take the Expedition Train back to Sacred Valley

Day 9:  Cusco/Lima
Transfer to the airport for flight to Lima
Connect to return flight to Florida

Application & Scholarships
In order to apply for this Study Abroad program and for all Santa Fe College Study Abroad Scholarships please complete this online application. (Note that you will have to create an account. Do not try to log in with your Santa Fe credentials).

Faculty Leaders

Heidi Lannon

Heidi Lannon is an Associate Professor of Geography at Santa Fe College. She was raised in Northwest Europe and the Mediterranean, and is a citizen of
Great Britain. Dr. Lannon graduated from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland, and participated in field work in Donegal and the Arran Islands in Ireland, and study abroad research in Brittany, France, and Malaga, Spain. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Masters in Coastal Management and Pubic Administration and a Ph. D. in Geography. She spent 20 years working in industry and government prior to joining the faculty at Santa Fe College in 2008. Dr. Lannon has taught Cultural, Physical and World Regional Geography and Introduction to Meteorology at Santa Fe College. She has co-led study abroad trips to Costa Rica, France, Italy, Ghana, and Ecuador.


Denise Guerin

Denise Guerin's graduate work involved the study of the distribution of vegetative communities in regard to fire and soil types.  Prof. Guerin has spent an enormous amount of time hiking, camping and traveling in the US and neighboring countries. Costa Rica is a unique setting for studying terrestrial biodiversity and ecology due to its varied altitude and location between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Over the past 25 years Prof. Guerin has taught ecology and led research projects relating to ecology or animal behavior.  She led study abroad and research programs in the Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, and Puerto Rico.


Heather Hall
Heather Hall is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at SFC.  She has traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Caribbean, South and Central and South America as well as Hong Kong and other parts of China.  She has co-lead nine very successful study abroad trips with SFC, including study in Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica and Egypt.


This program is pending approval. All figures are subject to change. For more information, contact the International Education Coordinator. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 03/01/2019 03/10/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.