PERU

Focus: Water Resource Management & Sustainable Practices

Why Peru 

Home to a unique culture rooted in water & agricultural foundations of the ancient Inca empire, recently ranked as top global culinary destination, and one of the 8 World Wonders, Peru is undoubtedly the destination for sustainable travel. Combined with the nation’s historical technologies for water initiatives and resource management, our exclusive facility access allows students and participants alike to dive into Peruvian culture and education like never before. Focused on community and engagement, students participate in developing sustainable implementations with a local elementary school, participate on bucket-list adventure excursions, and build global awareness, Peru is the ideal destination for students passionate about the mission toward global water stewardship and sustainability solutions.  

Vitals

Location
Cusco, Peru
Focus
Water Resource Management & Sustainable Practices
Program Capacity
20
Length
10 Days
Culture
Peruvian, Inca
Weather
20 C / 68 F
Reviews
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Program Fee
$3900
Sustainable Development Goals
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Program Dates Now Enrolling

  • January 2 - 11, 2019

  

Vitals

Location
Cusco, Peru
Focus
Water Resource Management & Sustainable Practices
Program Capacity
20
Length
9 Days
Culture
Peruvian, Inca
Weather
20 C / 68 F
Reviews
Read
Program Fee
$3800*
Sustainable Development Goals
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Program Dates Now Enrolling

  • March 9 - 17, 2019

Vitals

Location
Cusco, Peru
Focus
Water Resource Management & Sustainable Practices
Program Capacity
20
Length
10 Days
Culture
Peruvian, Inca
Weather
20 C / 68 F
Reviews
Read
Program Fee
$3900
Sustainable Development Goals
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Program Dates Now Enrolling

  • May 19 - 28, 2019

  • August 11 - 20, 2019


Video Credit: Inkacolors Producciones

Find out why this program is a foodie favorite! Every meal is a local experience that proves why Peru has been ranked #1 Culinary Destination in the world for consecutive years.

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Alumni of the Peru Program

Program Experiences

Host University

Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL)
Department of Biodiversity

The Course: Water Resource Management & Sustainable Practices
Credits: 2 credits, consisting of 52 hours

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  
(*Please note that classes are subject to be updated)
 

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.

COMPETENCIES OF THE PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Beyond providing a basic introduction to water resource management and sustainable development concepts, the objective of this course is to bridge the gap between textbook learning and real-time industry experience by taking students behind the scenes of the world’s leading clean energy and sustainability initiatives.

OBJECTIVES AND PROGRAM OUTCOMES

1. Gain a comprehensive understanding as well as a personal familiarity with the water resource management issues, techniques, and policies on both a local and global scale. 

2. Acquire a clear grasp of cost analyses and environmental impact of water scarcity, implementation of hydroelectric energy production facilities among other relevant industries in historical, present and future context.

3. Develop skills to evaluate resources and projects in terms of feasibility within the matrix of technical, economic, environmental, and political implementation.

4. Observe Peru's water usage plans with policy implementation, natural resource legislation, and other legislative controls impacting the Peruvian communities.

5. Advance on the vocabulary and concepts essential to understanding the systematic thinking approach to solving global water issues.

6. Develop leadership, teamwork, and networking skills through adventure excursions and exposure to professional industry relationships.

7. Excel within a network of like-minded participants who aspire to work and innovate in the field of sustainability and social impact.

8. Gain a critical global perspective demanded by corporate recruiters today to prepare for accelerated career opportunities

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding along with a personal familiarity of the technology behind renewable energy systems and sustainable practices focused on water resource management.
  • Attain a clear grasp of analyses and environmental impact of water resource management and energy facilities in historical, present and future context of Peru.
  • Develop skills to evaluate water resources and projects in terms of feasibility within the matrix of technical, economic, environmental, and political implementation.
  • Observe Peru’s water management policies, natural resource legislation and other legislative controls impacting the production and use of water in the nation.
  • Advance on the vocabulary and concepts essential to commercial energy production, transmission, management and legislation.
  • Develop leadership, teamwork, and networking skills through adventure excursions and exposure to professional industry relationships.
  • Excel within a network of like-minded participants who aspire to work and innovate in the field of water initiatives and sustainability.
  • Engage with locals to gain a deeper understanding
  • Gain a critical global perspective demanded by corporate recruiters today to prepare for accelerated career opportunities.

Day 1 Welcome to Peru! 

  • Airport Pickups
  • Team Introductions
  • Capstone Project Launch
  • Traditional Peruvian Lunch
  • Hotel Check-in
  • Dinner

Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Intro to Peru’s Geology & Water Usage
  • Visit Inca Empire Agricultural Sites and Conduct Field Tests for Water Usage and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Lunch
  • Explore and Hike Tipon
  • Dinner
  • Capstone Development

Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • Water Consumption and Management - Explore Water Issue Topics in Pollution, Mining, and Agriculture
  • Lunch
  • Cusco’s Newest Wastewater Treatment Facility Access & Tour
  • Dinner
  • Salsa Dancing Lessons

Day 4

  • Breakfast
  • Energy Class - Peru’s Hydroelectric Power
  • Peru’s Water Resources & Climate Change Discussion
  • Lunch
  • Site visit to Cusco’s Water Management Governmental Project
  • Visit Peruvian Artisan Markets
  • Dinner
  • Capstone Development

Day 5

  • Breakfast
  • Visit one of Peru’s Most Historic Hydroelectric Facilities
  • Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu
  • Lunch
  • Explore the New World Wonder - Machu Picchu
  • Dinner
  • Overnight Stay at Machu Pichu Lodges

Day 6

  • Breakfast
  • Machu Picchu Hydroelectric Power Plant visit & Industry Access
  • Explore Santa Teresa
  • Lunch
  • Glide Across one of South America’s Highest Ziplines
  • Enjoy Peru’s Natural Hot Springs
  • Dinner
  • Depart from Machu Pichu Lodge

Day 7

  • Breakfast
  • Hydrology & Watershed class
  • Lunch
  • Explore Cusco City Plaza
  • Dinner
  • Capstone Development

Day 8

  • Breakfast
  • River Rafting Excursion
  • Lunch
  • Community Service Day
  • Dinner
  • Capstone Development

Day 9

  • Breakfast
  • Finalize Capstone Projects with teams
  • Lunch
  • Capstone Presentations at University
  • Final Dinner & Reflections

Day 10

  • Breakfast
  • Airport Departures

*Note: Itineraries are subject to change 

Day 1 Welcome to Peru! 

  • Airport Pickups
  • Team Introductions
  • Capstone Project Launch
  • Traditional Peruvian Lunch
  • Hotel Check-in
  • Dinner

Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Intro to Peru’s Geology & Water Usage
  • Visit Inca Empire Agricultural Sites and Conduct Field Tests
  • Lunch
  • Explore and Hike Tipon
  • Dinner
  • Capstone Development

Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • Water Consumption and Management - Explore Water Issue Topics in Pollution, Mining, and Agriculture
  • Community Service Day 
  • Lunch
  • Cusco’s Newest Wastewater Treatment Facility Access & Tour
  • Dinner
  • Salsa Dancing Lessons

Day 4

  • Breakfast
  • Energy Class - Peru’s Hydroelectric Power
  • Peru’s Water Resources & Climate Change Discussion
  • Lunch
  • Site Visit to Cusco’s Water Management Governmental Project
  • Visit Peruvian Artisan Markets
  • Dinner
  • Capstone Development

Day 5

  • Breakfast
  • Visit one of Peru’s Most Historic Hydroelectric Facilities
  • Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu
  • Lunch
  • Explore the Newest World Wonder - Machu Picchu
  • Dinner
  • Overnight Stay at Machu Pichu Lodge

Day 6

  • Breakfast
  • Machu Picchu Hydroelectric Power Plant Visit & Industry Access
  • Explore Santa Teresa
  • Lunch
  • Glide Across one of South America’s Highest Ziplines
  • Enjoy Peru’s Natural Hot Springs
  • Dinner
  • Depart from Machu Pichu Lodge

Day 7

  • Breakfast
  • Hydrology & Watershed class
  • Lunch
  • Explore Cusco City Plaza
  • River Rafting Excursion
  • Dinner
  • Capstone Development

Day 8

  • Breakfast
  • Finalize Capstone Projects with teams
  • Lunch
  • Capstone Presentations at University
  • Final Dinner & Reflections

Day 9

  • Breakfast
  • Airport Departures

*Note: Itineraries are subject to change 

 

Day 1 Welcome to Peru! 

  • Airport Pickups
  • Team Introductions
  • Capstone Project Launch
  • Traditional Peruvian Lunch
  • Hotel Check-in
  • Dinner

Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Intro to Peru’s Geology & Water Usage
  • Visit Inca Empire Agricultural Sites and Conduct Field Tests for Water Usage and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Lunch
  • Explore and Hike Tipon
  • Dinner
  • Capstone Development

Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • Water Consumption and Management - Explore Water Issue Topics in Pollution, Mining, and Agriculture
  • Lunch
  • Cusco’s Newest Wastewater Treatment Facility Access & Tour
  • Dinner
  • Salsa Dancing Lessons

Day 4

  • Breakfast
  • Energy Class - Peru’s Hydroelectric Power
  • Peru’s Water Resources & Climate Change Discussion
  • Lunch
  • Site visit to Cusco’s Water Management Governmental Project
  • Visit Peruvian Artisan Markets
  • Dinner
  • Capstone Development

Day 5

  • Breakfast
  • Visit one of Peru’s Most Historic Hydroelectric Facilities
  • Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu
  • Lunch
  • Explore the New World Wonder - Machu Picchu
  • Dinner
  • Overnight Stay at Machu Pichu Lodge

Day 6

  • Breakfast
  • Machu Picchu Hydroelectric Power Plant visit & Industry Access
  • Explore Santa Teresa
  • Lunch
  • Glide Across one of South America’s Highest Ziplines
  • Enjoy Peru’s Natural Hot Springs
  • Dinner
  • Depart from Machu Pichu Lodge

Day 7

  • Breakfast
  • Hydrology & Watershed class
  • Lunch
  • Explore Cusco City Plaza
  • Dinner
  • Capstone Development

Day 8

  • Breakfast
  • River Rafting Excursion
  • Lunch
  • Community Service Day
  • Dinner
  • Capstone Development

Day 9

  • Breakfast
  • Finalize Capstone Projects with teams
  • Lunch
  • Capstone Presentations at University
  • Final Dinner & Reflections

Day 10

  • Breakfast
  • Airport Departures

*Note: Itineraries are subject to change 

 

  • Pre-program GREEN Educational Materials
  • 5 lectures from industry leaders and faculty from Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL), and 2 transferable academic credits with transcript
  • Exclusive industry access to Machu Picchu’s hydroelectric power plant facilities which provides 100% of electricity to Cusco, and the city’s newest water treatment facility
  • Comprehensive understanding of Peru’s water resource management and sustainable initiatives on a local and governmental level
  • Access to Directors and Project Managers within the industry and local government
  • All breakfasts, lunches, dinners (*We accommodate dietary preferences/restrictions)
  • All lodging in various locations in Cusco city and Machu Picchu
  • All in-country transportation
  • Unique cultural immersion experiences
  • Exciting “bucket-list” adventure excursions to Machu Picchu, hot springs, rafting, ziplining, and more 
  • Lifetime membership to our Alumni Network to use for jobs, internships, industry news, and more. Read more about our alumni benefits

Health and Safety

Your comfort and safety are our top priority at The GREEN Program which is why our programs are led by trained and certified staff and guides. For specific information about health and safety in the destination you're visiting, we recommend checking current travel advisories through your state department. (In the U.S., you can find more information here.)

On our Peru program students participate in a variety of outdoor activities ranging from hiking at altitude, zip lining, white water rafting, and more. Individuals should be in generally good health and prepared for 2-3 moderate to challenging level hikes for up to 8 hours a day at elevations higher than 8,000 feet. It's important to consult a physician about any concerns and make sure that any current medical conditions are communicated to our team during the registration process. 

Students are responsible for arranging any necessary vaccinations before their program. You can find the most up to date information and recommendations from the CDC here. Travel health insurance is also compulsory for our programs. 

Please see our Health & Safety page for more information.  

Two Options for Savings

We offer two options for payments for students to save on their program fee. The full program fee for the 10-Day Winter Break program is $3900 USD when paid in one installment. It is important to note that spots fill on a first-come, first-serve basis. To make this more feasible, you'll be able to secure your spot for $500 USD with a locked in full program fee. (Note: Full Program Fees listed below). From there, the remainder of the payment will be divided into a 2nd and Final payment. The second payment will be due four weeks after the deposit is made, and final payment is due 6 weeks before the start of the program.

 

Full Payment: $3900 USD

3-Step Payment Plan: $4300 USD

 

For more information on program pricing please visit our pricing page

 

The GREEN Influencer Program

Students who join our GREEN Influencer program have the opportunity to earn their GREEN Program for half price or even free in return for helping us share our mission for sustainable development. Signing up is simple and we provide you with support and resources to make sharing and standing out as a sustainability advocate in your community easy! You are eligible to join the program whether you are an accepted student looking to make the program financially feasible, a student committed to attend one of our upcoming programs, or an alumni! Sign up here

 

Scholarships, Funding, and University Resources

We understand that funding can be an initial hurdle; however, we've seen our students jump the financing hurdles and make their program a reality. Here are some of the most creative and successful methods our students have used to receive funding. We've seen it all, and know that GREEN students live out the saying "If there is a will, there is a way!" and have earned their spot towards global experiences and opportunities with our programs. We recommed trying a few of these proven methods to help make your program a reality.

Two Options for Savings

We offer two options for payments for students to save on their program fee. The full program fee for the 9-Day Spring Break program is $3800 USD when paid in one installment. It is important to note that spots fill on a first-come, first-serve basis. To make this more feasible, you'll be able to secure your spot for $500 USD with a locked in full program fee. (Note: Full Program Fees listed below). From there, the remainder of the payment will be divided into a 2nd and Final payment. The second payment will be due four weeks after the deposit is made, and final payment is due 6 weeks before the start of the program.

 

Full Payment: $3800 USD

3-Step Payment Plan: $4200 USD

**Discounts available for Spring Programs: Until 11/26/18 at 11:59 PM ET  you can save $200 on all Spring 2019 program fees when you secure your spot with a deposit or full payment**

For more information on program pricing please visit our pricing page

 

The GREEN Influencer Program

Students who join our GREEN Influencer program have the opportunity to earn their GREEN Program for half price or even free in return for helping us share our mission for sustainable development. Signing up is simple and we provide you with support and resources to make sharing and standing out as a sustainability advocate in your community easy! You are eligible to join the program whether you are an accepted student looking to make the program financially feasible, a student committed to attend one of our upcoming programs, or an alumni! Sign up here

 

Scholarships, Funding, and University Resources

We understand that funding can be an initial hurdle; however, we've seen our students jump the financing hurdles and make their program a reality. Here are some of the most creative and successful methods our students have used to receive funding. We've seen it all, and know that GREEN students live out the saying "If there is a will, there is a way!" and have earned their spot towards global experiences and opportunities with our programs. We recommed trying a few of these proven methods to help make your program a reality.

Two Options for Savings

We offer two options for payments for students to save on their program fee. The full program fee for the 10-Day Summer Break program is $3900 USD when paid in one installment. It is important to note that spots fill on a first-come, first-serve basis. To make this more feasible, you'll be able to secure your spot for $500 USD with a locked in full program fee. (Note: Full Program Fees listed below). From there, the remainder of the payment will be divided into a 2nd and Final payment. The second payment will be due four weeks after the deposit is made, and final payment is due 6 weeks before the start of the program.

 

Full Payment: $3900 USD

3-Step Payment Plan: $4300 USD

 

For more information on program pricing please visit our pricing page

 

The GREEN Influencer Program

Students who join our GREEN Influencer program have the opportunity to earn their GREEN Program for half price or even free in return for helping us share our mission for sustainable development. Signing up is simple and we provide you with support and resources to make sharing and standing out as a sustainability advocate in your community easy! You are eligible to join the program whether you are an accepted student looking to make the program financially feasible, a student committed to attend one of our upcoming programs, or an alumni! Sign up here

 

Scholarships, Funding, and University Resources

We understand that funding can be an initial hurdle; however, we've seen our students jump the financing hurdles and make their program a reality. Here are some of the most creative and successful methods our students have used to receive funding. We've seen it all, and know that GREEN students live out the saying "If there is a will, there is a way!" and have earned their spot towards global experiences and opportunities with our programs. We recommed trying a few of these proven methods to help make your program a reality.

 

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