peru Peru (Hybrid)

Focus: Water Resource Management & Sustainable Practices

Learn Now, Travel Later

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Course Information

University: Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL)
Course: Water Resource Management & Sustainable Practices
Credit: 3 Credits 
Duration: Learn Now (Online): 2 weeks; Travel Later: 9 Days

Discover the challenges, solutions, and processes for the management and distribution of water resources in Peru. Analyze the evolution of technology in the utilization of water from ancient periods to modern times, visit a World Wonder, go ziplining, and more! 

Explore sustainable water management on The GREEN Peru Program! Through this hybrid (Learn Now, Travel Later) program, you’ll gain knowledge through community engagement, industry exposure, innovating for sustainable solutions, and global water stewardship.


  • Discover Peru’s indigenous and contemporary methods of water resource management
  • Explore through unique field trips: Cusco’s most polluted river and newest water treatment facility
  • Check Machu Picchu off your bucket-list! Plus behind the scenes access to hydroelectric facilities
Course Description

As growing demands for resources and management challenges are increasing, communities around the world are forging ahead in the movement to become more sustainable. Climate change concerns are driving the need for carbon dioxide reduction, energy conservation, and urban heat reduction. Changes in flooding and drought patterns are pushing the communities to assess vulnerabilities and take action to become more resilient. Water scarcity and water quality concerns caused by changing population and land use are forcing communities to think beyond traditional water management approaches, while simultaneously applying indigenous knowledge to these processes.

The high cost of aging infrastructure maintenance and replacement has encouraged many communities to seek alternatives. Increasing concern over energy cost as well as energy security and reliability has increased the public pressure for sustainability. Additionally, the increase in public preference for sustainable agriculture is leading to the revision of field practices and more environmentally friendly technologies.

Through an interdisciplinary approach, this course provides knowledge of the theory and practice of this concept and the investigation of urban and rural water issues from the environmental management perspective. These topics will stimulate a critical examination of the historical and conceptual antecedents. With a focus on water resource management, these topics will also provide experience with the complex challenges of utilizing renewable energy in a sustainable manner.

It will review the ecosystem approach to understanding water as a resource and how science, policy, decision-making, ethics, and corporate approaches each play an important role in the management of water in the urban setting. Peru will be examined through case studies.

In class lectures include but are not limited to:
1) Water Consumption & Management – Water issues, Pollution, Mining, Agriculture 
2) Energy in Peru – Peru’s Hydroelectric Production + Climate Change
3) Intro to Peru Geology & Water Usage – Inca vs Modern times
4) Sustainability in Peru
5) Data Measurement & Water Flow Analysis  
*Classes are subject to be updated

Objectives and Outcomes

Beyond providing a basic introduction to water resource management and sustainable development concepts, the objective of this course is to provide real-world, experience with global water resource management, renewable energy, and sustainability with Peru as a case study. See course outcomes below.

Peru Hybrid Program

Location: Remote, Online & Peru
Program provider: International faculty in Peru
Focus: Water Resource Management & Sustainability Practices

Learn Now Enrollment Dates:

 July 11 – 25, 2022

Travel Later Dates:

August 7 – 15, 2022

Academic credits: 3 Credits (2 from Learn Now; +1 from Travel Later)
Length: Learn Now: 2 weeks; Travel Later: 9 Days

Program Fee:
Single Pay: $4100 
Monthly Payment Plan: $880/month for 5 months

Learn Now: Curriculum Highlights

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Course introduction Gain an overview to the course, meet your professor, and learn about the course planning, expectations, and deadlines.
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Culture & contemporary society

Explore and understand Peruvian society (past and present) as the result of a series of historical, anthropological, and sociological processes and transformations.

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Peruvian geography & diversity Learn about Peru’s geography, high diversity of ecosystems, and how this impacts the country’s economic activities.
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Water resources – Inca vs. modern Discover the challenges, solutions, and processes for distribution of water resources in Peru. Review the evolution of technology in the utilization of water from ancient periods to modern times. 
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Climate change in Peru Explore the main causes and consequences of climate change in the context of Peru. Learn about the various adaptive mechanisms used by the Peruvian society and the importance of using energy properly and finding new sources of energy.
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Sustainable development (2 part) Participate in engaging conversation while examining and understanding the present challenges of sustainable development. Imagine alternative futures facing complex issues of development and how they relate to natural, economic, and social systems.
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Course Outcomes

Learn Now, Travel Later

A modified program schedule. A new experience you’ll love.

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Learn now, travel later

Our two-part, modified program schedule introduces online course delivery and a separate travel component once it’s clear to travel again.
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Safe & effective

A safe way to gain the knowledge of water resources, renewable energy, and sustainability from industry experts and global professors. Expand your knowledge from a remote location anywhere in the world.

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Stay on track

Your education and professional development shouldn’t wait. Don’t delay the resume boost you planned to have this summer with our online course delivery.
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Travel FOMO-free

You won’t miss a thing. The travel component completes the hands-on learning and experience abroad. We’ll provide you with a custom itinerary that provides the same activities of a traditional program.

Begin your educational adventure today

Travel Later: On-Site Experience in Peru

Bring your classroom to life and experience #onlyonthegreenprogram moments.
Participants can select which travel date works best for them.

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Learn by doing Get up close and personal with local initiatives to improve water resource management and pollution. Explore the basics of hydrology and experience ancient engineering techniques used during the Inca period with a field survey and site visits. 99% of TGP alumni say that their TGP experience has refined their sense of purpose: professionally, academically, and personally.
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Discover unparalleled access Bring your classes to life and gain unparalleled access into Peru’s leading hydroelectric and water treatment facilities. Meet the industry professionals who are leading the way with renewable energy in Peru. It’s the opportunity to gain professional practice, demonstrate leadership to challenge existing norms, and decision making.
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Expand your comfort zone Develop creative leadership, teamwork, self-awareness, and personal growth while expanding your comfort-zone. Unique adventure excursions in Peru may include hiking, exploring geothermal hotsprings, white-water rafting, ziplining, and more.
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Gain skill sets for the 21st century workforce

The Capstone Project is the ultimate opportunity to apply your knowledge and design-thinking skill sets to solve real-world challenges in sustainable development. Work with a diverse and interdisciplinary cohort to turn your passion into progress. Develop an understanding of sustainability concepts, methodologies, and real-world challenges to apply a systems thinking lens to viewing the SDGs. Challenge the status quo in your capstone project, discover feasibility, and approach problem solving with a creative and innovative mindset for positive social change.

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Dive into your bucket list Discover Peruvian history with a private tour through one of our World Wonders, Machu Picchu. Experience local artisan markets. Immerse yourself in Peruvian culture and put your taste buds to the test while exploring all the reasons why Peru has been named the “Best Culinary Destination in the World” for consecutive years.
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Take action in global service-learning Work alongside a local community to implement a sustainability-focused service learning project. Projects vary on a need-basis per program. Past service learning projects have varied from field work and surveys, painting a SDGs mural with an elementary school, clean up efforts to reduce plastic pollution, rebuilding greenhouses at a local school, and more.
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Secure with confidence

Secure your spot with confidence knowing that if your program is affected by COVID-19 travel restrictions, we offer flexible terms for you to switch your program or receive a full-credit towards a future program.


Sample Itinerary

*Note: Itineraries are subject to change 

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What’s included?

We take care of everything from when you land in Peru until departure.
Gain exclusive access to TGP alumni network and benefits when you return home.

  • Education Materials: Prepare for your experience before you travel with your pre-program resources and educational materials
  • Classes: Lectures from industry leaders and faculty from Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL)
  • Credit: 3 academic credits from Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL)
  • Facility Tours: Exclusive access and private tours to Peru’s leading hydroelectric and water sanitation facilities
  • Capstone Project: Innovation facilitation and panel assessment
  • Adventure excursions: Step out of your comfort-zone with bucket-list adventures such as ziplining, white water rafting, and more!
  • All meals: We support locally owned restaurants, and accommodate most dietary preferences/restrictions
  • Accommodations and lodging: Your home away from home will be at locally owned lodging sites throughout your program
  • All in-country transportation: From airport pick up to airport drop-off, and everything in-between, we got you covered
  • Exclusive membership: Join the TGP Alumni Network for sustainability job postings, travel, networking, and mentorship

What’s not included: Flights, travel insurance, and passport/visa fees

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Spring Break

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Winter & Summer Break

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Pay over time with five smaller payments


No credit check & no forms to fill out


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Enroll in two or more TGP programs and save up to $500.

Are you ready to go GREEN?

Your first step is to complete and submit an application. Upon acceptance, a TGP member will reach out to you with your next steps for enrollment. We look forward to traveling with you soon! (Please note that spots fill on a first-come, first-serve basis.)

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