Lima & Ayacucho, Peru
One of the few BU programs offered only in the summer, the Lima/Ayachucho combo gives students two fascinating views of Peruvian life. Students spend the first part of the program in Lima, a busy, energetic city with a wonderful mix of Spanish heritage and modern-day influence. The second part of the program takes place in Ayacucho, a former colonial city in the central Andes.
In both cities, students live with local families and attend classes at the local universities, studying Spanish language, Peruvian literature, and Peruvian political history. Program participants enjoy exploring the cities or traveling to sites like Machu Picchu, a destination students routinely classify as one of the best trips of their lives.