UW Oshkosh

Business & Economics in Peru

Location: Peru
Dates: January 2-24, 2015 (dates are approximate)
Courses: Bus 494/694, Econ 319, Econ 426
Accommodation: hotel
Program Model: Faculty-led
Contacts: Michael Schellenger, Sage 1475, 424-7193
                 John Muraski, Sage 2444, 424-3130


Examine macroeconomic policies and development projects and their impact on the environment and on indigenous peoples. Study urban sprawl, pollution, and migration to cities like Lima. 

Learn about the unique economic system of the Incas and the implications of the Conquistadors’ search for gold during an extended trip to Cusco, center of the Sacred Valley and the Incan Civilization. Examine internationally controlled ecotourism along the Inca Trail and at Machu Picchu and compare it to the unrestrained development of Aguas Calientes. In Puno and Lake Titicaca, study how tourism has affected the indigenous Uros peoples, who live on floating islands made of reeds.

Through this program, you will experience the results of the theory and practice of macroeconomics and the economics of lesser-developed countries while studying the economic system of Peru and visiting government agencies, international development agencies and banks. You will examine first hand the environmental issues associated with development and sustainable tourism as an economic industry through visits to Arequipa, Lake Titicaca, , Cusco,Aguas Calientes, and Machu Picchu.

All courses will be taught in English by faculty at the Universidad del Pacífico.

Blog: http://uwoinperu.wordpress.com/

Katie Rodenkirk shares her blog.

Justin Rose, COB Junior in Finance & Economics, shares his travel journal.

Universidad del Pacifico Facebook Photo Album


Program Application & Guide
April 7, 2014