About the Program

Veritas Christian Study Abroad in Cusco, Peru


Religion in Cusco is very important and prevalent.  One will find many different religious expressions in Cusco from Catholicism to Krishna.  The ancient ruins of Machu Picchu remind one of the ancient worship of the Sun and Earth, while new churches in non-traditional locations like coffee shops indicate a changing religious climate. Students will still find the ancient religion of symbol worship exemplified throughout the country; nonetheless, Cusco is a hot spot for Christian missions and the staff at Veritas believes you will be led through a journey with the Lord unlike any other!

Language Requirement: None

Minimum GPA: 2.5


Academic Overview

For semester programs, students will take the Veritas program course and the Veritas International Missions Practicum plus 3 or 4 other courses from the Universidad de Salamanca Cursos Internacionales en Cusco. Beginning Spanish language students must take Spanish as one of their course choices.

For summer programs, students will take Veritas International Missions Practicum and 2 courses from the Universidad de Salamanca Cursos Internacionales en Cusco.


Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

All students will take a placement exam upon arrival to determine language proficiency level. Exam results may determine eligibility for course enrollment. Students who arrive having completed the following number of semesters/quarters of college-level Spanish, or the equivalent, typically place into the corresponding language level:

Semesters Quarters Language Level
0-1 0-2 Beginning
2-3 3-5 Intermediate
4-5 6-8 Advanced
6+ 9+ Superior


Academic Credits

Credits earned may vary according to the policies of the student's home institution. For visa regulations, and according to Veritas Christian Study Abroad policy, students must maintain full-time enrollment status for the duration of the program, as determined by their home institution. Students may be required to obtain a student visa and should inquire with the corresponding consulate.