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Office of International Programs

Peruvian Culture and Language, May 30-June 30, 2009

Learn more about Horizons Unlimited faculty-led study tours

PERÚ: A privileged destination!
Heir to ancient cultures and a rich colonial tradition, Perú is a magical spot which contains one of the richest biodiversities of Earth, and is a melting pot of different cultures that together are forging the promise of a better future. Join this trip to PERU, not only to travel or to have fun, but also to be part of its Culture and its Language!

Academic Course Work
The tour will be led by Kemerly Grau, Spanish Instructor at Minot State University, who specializes in Spanish Language and Literature. Kemerly was born and raised in Lima - Perú and considers herself as a Peruvian Cultural ambassador.

Participants of this study tour are required to be enrolled in one of the following:Spanish 496- Language and Culture in Peru (3 credits) 

Financial Aid Considerations: In order to be eligible for summer term federal financial aid, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits. At least 3 of these credits must be from the course listed above. Students who wish to enroll in additional summer coursework in association with the tour (for example: Spanish 344: Latin-American Culture/ Spanish 101, 102 or 201) may make arrangements with the faculty leader.

Course Audits: Community members may choose to audit coursework for a 50% tuition rate. Financial Aid is not available for audited courses, and grades will not appear on transcripts.

Tour Itinerary
The tour itinerary will be updated as specific activities are scheduled. Itinerary is subject to change.
View the tour's itinerary [pdf]

Program Fees
The program fee is all inclusive and covers: transportation, meals, language classes, cultural lessons, accommodation with a host family, lodging during excursions, site entrance fees, and tour guides.

A typical day will include intensive Spanish language classes during the morning and Latin-American cultural lessons during the afternoon. Excursions to local and regional sites are planned each weekend.

Program Cost
Base Program Fee $ 3,365*
Tuition- 3 Credits $ 688**
Health Insurance $ 50 (up to age 49)
TOTAL $ 4,105

*Program price is locked until November 20. Applicants enrolled after that date might be required to pay slightly higher program fee due to rate fluctuations in hotel, airfare and transportation rates. Applicants should not be alarmed by this statement; rate increases are typically not significant. Also, please note that the program fee is based on an airfare estimate of $1,000 round-trip from Minneapolis. If airfare increases above this amount, participants will be required to cover the extra cost.

** Community members may choose to audit coursework at 50% tuition rate. Financial Aid is not available for audited courses, and grades will not appear on transcripts.

Insurance: Ages 50-64 add $90; Ages 65-74 add $295

Payment Deadlines

$ 500 due with the Application
February 15: $2000
March 15: Remaining balance due

Note: The program fee of $3,365 is based on an airfare estimate of $1,000 round-trip from Minneapolis. If airfare increases above this amount, participants will be required to cover the extra cost.

Late Payments:

  • If a payment is received 7 days late, a penalty of $50 will be incurred.
  • If a payment is received 30 business days or more after the payment due date, your application will be considered withdrawn and you will be responsible for any cancellation penalties.
  • If for any reason your payment cannot be processed, a fee of $50 will be incurred.

Payment Policies:

  • Under no circumstances will a student be allowed to depart on the program unless the program fees are paid in full.
  • MSU is not responsible for delays caused by late passport applications, late visa applications or visa denials. Any additional costs incurred for such reasons will be the responsibility of the participant.
  • Transportation Deviation Fees: Transportation will be arranged from Minot. Any deviations or special requests (such as early departure or late returns) will incur a $75 booking fee, in addition to any fees charged by the airlines.

Cancellation & Refunds
Withdrawal from the program is effective on the date that written notification is received by MSU’s Office of International Programs, and any airline tickets that have been issued on your behalf have been returned.

If you withdraw:The cancellation fee will be:
After Application is submitted $100
After January 20th $300
After February 15th $600
After March 15th $1625
30 days prior to departure No refund
After departure No refund

Please Note:

  • If you withdraw from the program after your flights are booked, you will be responsible for airline cancellation charges in addition to the above cancellation fees.
  • MSU will not alter its payment and/or cancellation policies for any reason. If you are concerned about being reimbursed for program fees in the event that you decide to withdraw from the program due to events such as illness, death of a family member, visa denials, natural disaster or international affairs, please investigate the possibility of obtaining independent trip insurance. MSU is not able to offer advice on independent trip insurance.
  • In the unlikely event that MSU is forced to cancel a program or you are not fully accepted into the program, all payments will be refunded, including your initial deposit.
Financial Aid

Financial Aid can be applied to cover study tour fees, so students might want to consider the possibility of obtaining Financial Aid (generally including loans) to assist in funding their program. For more information about this option, please visit the Financial Aid Office, call (701) 858-3375 or visit their website:

Program Rules
View the Program Rules page

Contact us for more information!
Kemerly Moorhouse, Spanish Instructor
Phone: (701) 858-3245

MSU Office of International Programs
2nd Floor Student Union Building
500 University Ave West Minot, ND 58701
Phone: (701) 858-4155