The AIM Overseas Biodiversity in Peru program takes place in Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire, a world heritage site located in the Urubamba Valley of the Andes Mountain Range.

Over 4 weeks, students will develop an in depth uin-depthding of the geographical characteristics of Peru, its diverse ecosystems, species and culture. Some of the topics are: Brack’s Eco-regions in the different regions of Peru, Holdridge’s Life Zones, Medicinal Plant and Mammals of Peru. Site visits to Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley of the Incas, cultural trips and academic classes round off this fascinating course.

Fields of study

  • Biological sciences
  • Ecology

You can contact UQ Abroad for course syllabi or AIM Overseas for specific information on your program of interest.

Find more information regarding specific courses on the AIM Overseas website.

Credit Equivalent

3 credits = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units upon successful completion of 3 credits (pending UQ faculty approval).

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and any additional eligibility criteria set by AIM overseas.

AIM Overseas programs are highly competitive and fill up fast so be sure to get your application in as early as possible.

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Costs

The program fee is approximately $5,390 AUD. More information regarding program fees can be found on the AIM Overseas website.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding

Accommodation

Accommodation is included in the program cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the AIM Overseas website.

Key Dates

Application and program dates for 2017/18 are yet to be confirmed. 

Fast Facts

Status: Closed
Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Cusco, Peru
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate*


*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only