Summer Institute

Spanish Immersion in Cusco Peru – USIL

Spanish has become the second most spoken language in the world, and one of the best ways to learn and practice Spanish is being immersed in a native language country, plus having the opportunity to live in the historical city of Cusco.
For many years, Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL) has been hosting international students from around the world who want to live an excellent experience abroad as well as to learn Spanish in Cusco, Peru. The participants will learn and study through seminars, classes, cultural visits and extracurricular activities.

Program Brochure

Cost:

$1100.00USD

Spanish in Cusco program Dates:

  • Spanish Immersion 01: May 15th – June 20th, 2020
      • Application deadline: April 6, 2020
  • Spanish Immersion 02: June 29th – August 4th, 2020
      • Application deadline: April 16, 2020

Academics:

Elemental Spanish (A1):
At the end of this course, the student will be able to express and understand basic needs and social formulas of the daily life, as well as emotions, feelings, ideas and opinions in the four abilities. The student will also be able to understand and write short texts with general information, personal letters, forms and notes.

Pre-Intermediate Spanish (A2):
At the end of this course, the student will be able to participate actively in conversations with one or more interlocutors. The course will give the tools to understand and write texts with a certain level of difficulty, including grammar structures with the correct use of discursive connectors and tenses important in this level.

Housing:

We will provide an off-campus housing contact list with students’ houses, apartments and homestays options. We help you find the best option according to your preferences. We highly recommend Homestays since staying and interacting with a host family adds value to the Immersion experience and your Spanish language acquisition process.

 

Cost:

$1100.00USD

Inclusions:

  • Welcome lunch & Farewell dinner
  • USIL Jacket
  • Instruction hours and course material
  •  Transcript for 64 academic hours
  • Extracurricular activities: salsa lessons and movie nights
  • Tandem in Spanish
  • Volunteering activities
  • City Tour in Cusco: Cusco Cathedral, Qoricancha Temple, Sacsayhuamán, Qenqo, Puca Pucará and Tambomachay. (Includes: Entrance Tickets to all monuments, transportation, professional guide and national taxes).
  • Visit to Sacred Valley: Pisac, Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo and Chincheros. (Includes: Entrance Tickets to all monuments, lunch buffet in Sacred Valley, transportation, professional guide and national taxes).

PAYMENT TERMS

PAYMENT AMOUNT

PAYMENT AMOUNT

*Price may increase or decrease depending on exchange rates, final vendor quotes and number of participants.

TRIP DESTINATION
Peru

PROGRAM

This opportunity is available to all Niagara College Students

APPLICATION DEADLINE
04/06/2020

Payment Options

When making payment through online banking:

  • Set up Niagara College as the payee and use your student number as the account number
  • Once payment is made, you MUST email studentaccounts@niagaracollege.ca and provide your name, student number, payment amount and indicate that payment is for Be World Ready International Field Study. Please copy Be World Ready, at beworldready@niagaracollege.ca on the email
  • The following business day the payment will be uploaded to your student account and as long as Student Accounts receive an email from you, the IFS charge will be posted accordingly

Other Important Information

All, full-time Niagara College students participating in an international activity are eligible for up to $500 worth of Be World Ready grants to help offset the cost of their experience. In order to qualify for the grant:

  • Apply to an international experience
  • Attend a mandatory pre-departure meeting (dates to be determined)
  • Complete the online pre-departure component (consisting of Blackboard modules and Risk Management forms to sign)
  • Successfully attend the international experience
  • Upon return, submit five high-quality photos and a 100 word minimum well-written testimonial referencing your experience abroad to the Be World Ready team.
  • Apply online
  • Email a copy/photo of your passport to beworldready@niagaracollege.ca
    • Please ensure all text is legible as this is required to book your airline ticket
  • Pay the deposit (spots for this trip are only secured after a deposit payment has be made)

Students registering for and making initial deposit towards an IFS are considered committed for that IFS.

After the initial deposit for each International Field Study (IFS), Niagara College begins making payments to suppliers (airlines, accommodations, and in-country destination management companies) for these IFS’. Therefore, all students who cancel their participation after their initial deposit will be required to pay 100% of the original IFS cost, and no refunds will be issued.

For students who choose to make payments in accordance to the established IFS payment scheduled and miss a payment, the installment will be charged directly to the students’ account and a late fee will be applied to each missed payment.

For Niagara College students requiring an international country visa, you are required to make your payments as per the payment schedule for your respective International Field Study. You cannot defer your payments until after a decision has been made on your country visa. Niagara College’s international travel insurance policy will allow students to make an insurance claim to receive a refund for fees paid towards an International Field Study if your visa is denied.

Travel and Accommodations

Q: Can I bring a friend?

A: You can bring as many friends as you like as long as they are current full-time Niagara College students or within 6 months of graduation from Niagara College and meet the program eligibility requirements.

Q: Can I bring a parent/friend/child from outside the college?

A: No. At this time we are only able to accept current full-time Niagara College students or Niagara College alumni within 6 months of graduation.

Q: What will the rooms be like?

A: Rooms will vary in style on each trip, they are commonly twin-share (2 people to a room, separate beds) in a central location. Single rooms may be available for an additional room fee provided adequate notice is given to Be World Ready staff. We strive to ensure you have comfortable, affordable accommodations anywhere you travel.

Q: Will it be safe?

A: Your safety is the most important aspect of this trip. Be World Ready and Niagara College will take all possible pre-cautions to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable experience while travelling abroad.

Q: Can I book my own flight?

A: No. The round-trip flights are part of the pricing package and the group is to travel to and from the destination country together. These are our Niagara College International Field Study policies and we cannot deviate from them, as they are part of our risk mitigation and management.

Q: Can I have a one way ticket?

A: No. The round-trip flights are part of the pricing package and the group is to travel to and from the destination country together. These are our Niagara College International Field Study policies and we cannot deviate from them, as they are part of our risk mitigation and management.

Q: Can I change my flight Itinerary?

A: No. We will not be able to accommodate a return flight that is different from the group. The round-trip flights are part of the pricing package and the group is to travel to and from the destination country together. These are our Niagara College International Field Study policies and we cannot deviate from them, as they are part of our risk mitigation and management.

Q: I require a travel visa for the trip I registered for. Can Be World Ready get the visa for me?

A: We cannot get your visa for you, however, we will provide you with all the information that we can and guide you through the process of obtaining all the necessary visas for travel.

Q: I have a NEXUS card, do I still need a passport to travel to the USA with Be World Ready?
 
A: Yes. All Be World Ready Participants must have a valid passport.
 
 

Be World Ready Grant

Q: What is the Be World Ready Grant?

A: The Be World Ready grant is a pre-determined sum of money that is granted to each qualifying student who is travelling on an approved educational trip to offset the cost of their learning experience. Up to $400 of grant money will be ADVANCED and posted to the students’ account which will then be transferred to the International Field Study account as payment. The remaining grant money, up to $100, will be AWARDED at the completion of your trip provided student has met all grant requirements.

Q: How will I know how much the grant will be for the field study I am on?

A: The value of the Be World Ready grant will included in the welcome email you receive after registering for the trip.

Q: What must I do to receive the grant?

A: You must complete the online modules, pre-departure waivers and attend an in person training session to receive the grant.

Q: How will I know if I received the grant advance?

A: The majority of the value of the grant will be deducted from your final payment and then posted to your student account as a payment towards your field study.

Q: How do I receive the remaining 20% of the grant?

A: You must provide a well written, 100 word, testimonial of how your experience on the trip impacted you. You must also submit 2 jpeg photographs that showcase your destination and yourself in destination.

Q: I have been on an International Field Study before and received the Be World Ready grant. Do I need to complete the online training and waivers again?

A: Yes, you must complete the online training and fill in the waivers again to receive the grant.

*Note: if we will be flying through the United States of America, you must have permission to enter and leave the United States. If you require a U.S travel visa it is your responsibility to obtain this document and email beworldready@niagaracollege.ca a copy/photo.

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