Peru has one of the richest biodiversities on earth which includes the Pacific coastline, the Andes and the Amazon rainforest. In addition to its natural wonders, the country is home of many of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. From the remote and mystical Incan citadel of Machu Picchu to the ancient Incan capital city of Cusco high in the Andes to the jungle sites from the outpost of Iquitos, Peru is a treasure trove of archaeology and seemingly endless discoveries.
The importance of Peru extends beyond its historical significance. It is now a key strategic location in the Andean region of South America, comprised of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile. Peru has become, after years of instability, a model of stability and a source of new and exciting opportunities for students who are interested in immersing themselves in the richness of Latin American culture.