Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Cusco, Peru; Lima, Peru
- Program Terms: Spring
All TnCIS programs are academic in nature and course work that takes advantage of the program location will be the central focus. Programs offered by TnCIS through any member institution are in keeping with SACSCOC policies for each respective institution where compliance is monitored at the institutional level. TnCIS program courses are for credit only.
The Peru Capstone is a TnCIS Partnership Program only offered to students at select member institutions. Students in the program will be enrolled in a spring semester course on their home campus and have the opportunity to travel to Peru during spring break as part of their academic experience. Each institution is offering selected courses that will incorporate the international experience into their coursework only at the following institutions.
|Two Year Institutions||Spring Semester Course Offering|
|Columbia State Community College||Fundamentals of Speech Communication|
|Nashville State Community College||Special Topics: Travel Photography|
|Southwest Tennessee Community College||Introduction to Sociology|
This is a Partnership Program with select member institutions. Only students from Columbia State Community College, Nashville State Community College and Southwest Tennessee Community College can participate. Contact your member institution if you have questions about registration for the associated spring courses or regarding available scholarships and financial aid.
Please note: Prospective students should be aware that study abroad programs require a great deal of walking. You should be prepared to walk at least two to three miles each day. The Cusco portion of the program will be in high altitude and at times 12,000 feet above sea level. Students will need to be prepared for altitude acclimatization and take necessary steps to hydrate and rest properly during this portion of the trip. As we are in the Southern Hemisphere, students will also need to be prepared for summer temperatures in Lima. You may also walk over uneven, possibly slippery or rocky terrain even in cities.
Excursions May Include
In Cusco, we may visit the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the Qoricancha, and the city center which is often bustling with parades and religious festivals during the month of March. A day trip will be planned to visit Machu Picchu. This excursion begins with a fantastic backpacker journey by train, a surprising highlight of the tour, which offers picturesque vistas seen through large panoramic windows on the roof of our train car.
In Lima, we will be staying in the Miraflores district. Known as the trendy, modern tourist area of Lima, we will be within walking distance of the Larcomar entertainment complex built into the cliffs near the ocean. Multiple shops, restaurants, parks and public transportation are readily accessible in the vicinity. We may also take a group tour of the "Centro de Lima" to visit the National Palace, Cathedral and multiple plazas for exploration in the historic city center.
Students will meet with their instructors to put the international experience into context with their ongoing spring coursework. Schedules will be arranged by individual instructors.