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.
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