With the CIS Australia July in Cusco program, you can spend 5 weeks enjoying the vibrant Peruvian city of Cusco while taking a Spanish Language course and a Peruvian-focused course of your choice.

Fields of study

  • Spanish Language
  • Humanities
  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Tourism
  • Health and Nutrition 
  • Sustainability

You can contact UQ Abroad for course syllabi or CIS Austraila for specific information on your program of interest. Find more information regarding specific courses on the CIS Australia website.

Credit Equivalent

6 credits = 4 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units upon successful completion of 6 credits (pending UQ faculty approval).

July in Cusco, Peru offers two study options:

  1. Focus on your Spanish in the Spanish Immersion Program (taking two Spanish courses), or
  2. Take a Spanish language course (any level) and a Peruvian-focused course taught in English (or Spanish).

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Abroad Student Eligibility Criteria and any additional eligibility criteria set by CIS Australia. This program impacts on UQ semester 2, 2018 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates.

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

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The program fee is approximately $5,499 - 5,649 AUD. More information regarding program fees can be found on the CIS Australia website.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding


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

Aimee - 2018

Peru is an amazing place if you enjoy natural beauty. The hikes and mountain ranges are like nothing I had ever seen before.

Read more of Aimee's story here.








Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ Abroad: Winter applications for this program have now closed
Host: Applications to the host have now closed

Program Dates

Start: 28 June 2018
End: 05 August 2018

Fast Facts

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