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  • Locations: Lima, Peru
  • Program Terms: Summer A-Term
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Program Information:
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 Location Lima, Peru
Summer A 2017
June 17 – July 19, 2017
 Estimated    Program Fee $5,350 (including $350 CHID fee)
 Credits 12 UW credits
 Prerequisites One year of Spanish at the college level or its equivalent is required.
 Program      Directors Adam Warren and Monica Rojas-Stewart
 Program Manager Darielle Horsey |
 Application    Deadline March 15, 2017 - EXTENDED!
 Information  Session(s) Contact Program Director for more information.
  General This program examines diversity in a non-U.S. setting by exploring how identity and history are constructed, negotiated, and renegotiated through artistic production and expressive culture in Peru. In particular, it asks how art engages the politics of historical memory and imaginations of Blackness and Indigeneity in a multicultural context.
Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships


Program Description

"The Politics of Blackness and Indigeneity in Peru" is a new, interdisciplinary CHID study abroad program focused on examining diversity in a non-U.S. setting. Directed by historian Adam Warren (History/Latin American and Caribbean Studies) and cultural anthropologist Monica Rojas-Stewart (JSIS/Latin American and Caribbean Studies & African Studies), it asks how identity and history are constructed, negotiated, and renegotiated in Peru through artistic production and expressive culture, and how art engages the politics of historical memory and imaginations of Blackness and Indigeneity. Students will study the longer history of Peru while observing, working alongside, and learning from performing artists, community leaders, and activists who have played crucial roles in preserving Afro-Peruvian and Indigenous artistic and performative traditions. By bringing the arts together with scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, we will situate the work of artists in a broader context and explore how artistic production constitutes a way of thinking historically about identity, diversity, and power. How, for example, do dance, music, and related forms of artistic production create spaces, both figurative and real, for wrestling with the past to confront and challenge the injustices of the present? How do they enable individuals and collectives to imagine alternative political and social configurations and articulate forms of anti-racism? How do they enable people to make meaning of the past and engage the urgency of the prese

In the Chincha region of Peru students and program directors will stay in pairs with families in the community of El Carmen. In Cuzco students and program directors will also be housed in pairs with local families. They will make day trips to Pisac from Cuzco.


Pre-Requisites/Language Requirements

This program is designed mainly for undergraduate students. If there are graduate students who wish to participate in the program, their assignments will be adjusted to fit graduate-level course criteria. We want to encourage students to apply who have a passion for hands-on, experiential learning and an interest in other cultures and questions of diversity and inclusion. This program will be of most interest to students majoring in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Spanish, CHID, History, Ethnomusicology, Anthropology, Political Science, African-American Studies, American Indian Studies, American Ethnic Studies, Art History, Drama, and International Studies as well as any student with an interest in the humanities, in arts and politics, African diaspora, performance, culture, race, and identity.

One year of Spanish at the college level or its equivalent is required. Students are encouraged to enroll in HSTLAC 385, "Colonial Society and the Negotiation of Rule in Latin America and the Caribbean," in Spring Quarter 2017.   

Our program does not require that students participate in physically strenuous activities. Having said that, some of the locations may not be suitable for students with mobility issues. Furthermore, a portion of the program will take place in cities and towns located above 10,000 feet. Students whose physical health would be compromised at high altitude should not enroll in the program.   


12 UW Credits


CHID 472 (5 credits)

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Traces the history of Peru specifically and the Andean highlands generally, from Inca times to the present, examining the shifting relationship between peasants, indigenous peoples, and the state. Analyzes historically why modern forms of peasant and indigenous political power differs radically between Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador.

Learning Goals: 

  • Gain a broad understanding of the history of Peru and the Andean highlands from Inca times to the present
  • Gain an understanding of how Indigeneity has been constructed, negotiated, and contested over time, and in particular the ways in which relations between Indigenous communities and the state have changed.
  • Gain critical skills in reading and analyzing primary and secondary sources, as well as writing skills.

Goals will be assessed through discussions, reading response papers, and reflection papers.

CHID 499 (2 credits)

In consultation with the program directors, students will undertake a project of their own choosing and design. Students may work independently or collaboratively in creating an artistic work or research paper incorporating the themes of the program. Examples of such projects include murals, theatrical performances, musical composition, creative writing, or empirical research.

Learning Goals: 

By the end of the course, students will be able to

  • design a research project will clear research question(s), theoretical frameworks, and methods;
  • describe ethical issues in conducting research;
  • elaborate a research proposal (modeled on the Fulbright);
  • present individual research proposals clearly and describe the contribution of their potential research to scholarly and artistic communities.

Students will be evaluated in terms of the engagement with local sources and experts, the creativity and feasibility of their research, the clarity of their research proposals, and the presentation of that proposal in a final symposium.

Program Directors & Staff

Adam Warren, Department of History, Program Director

Professor Adam Warren is a historian of Peru whose work examines the history of medicine, politics, race, religiosity, and public ritual in the colonial and national periods. While some of his earlier work explored Indigenous and Afro-Peruvian medical traditions and rituals, his new research examines race politics and the history of scientific experimentation on Indigenous populations in the Andes. He has lived and conducted research in both Lima and Cuzco.

Monica Rojas-Stewart, Department of International Studies, Program Director

Dr. Monica Rojas-Stewart is an anthropologist who grew up in Peru and conducted extensive research among Afro-Peruvian communities along the coast. Her research focuses on ethnomusicology, performance, and African diaspora, and specifically looks at formations, negotiations, and projections of Peruvian blackness through performance. Rojas has collaborated with multiple grassroots organizations, activists, artists, and artistic organizations in both Lima and Chincha, a notable center of Afro-Peruvian culture on Peru’s south coast.

Miguel Ballumbrosio, On-site Coordinator

Jorge Moyagui, On-site Coordinator

Program Expenses

Cost: $5,350

Estimated Program Fee of $5,350, the UW Study Abroad Fee ($350), airfare, food (about $20/day), UW Study Abroad Insurance ($62/month), other health expenses/immunizations and personal spending money.

Average Airplane Ticket Price

$1,500* roundtrip

*Subject to when & where you buy your ticket

Payment Schedule

Program fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates.

Payment Type Payment Amount Payment Due Date
CHID Fee $350 July 7, 2017
Non-Refundable Study Abroad Fee $350 July 7, 2017
Program Fee Balance $5,000 July 7, 2017


There are a variety of scholarships available to help fund your study abroad experience. Visit the Global Opportunities page for more information and application deadlines.


To be eligible to study abroad, all program participants must attend an in-person pre-departure orientation facilitated by the Study Abroad office as well as your program-specific orientations, offered by your program director.

You must register for orientation through your online study abroad account in order to attend scheduled orientations. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current orientation schedule.

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Most forms of financial aid can be applied to study abroad. You can verify that your financial aid award will apply to your program costs by contacting the Financial Aid Office. Financial aid or scholarships awarded as tuition waivers or tuition exemptions might not apply so you will need to verify that these funds are eligible for use with study abroad by contacting the funding office.

Financial aid and most scholarships are disbursed according to the UW academic calendar (at the beginning of the quarter). If your program starts before the start of the UW quarter, your financial aid will not be available to you prior to your departure. If your program starts after the first day of the quarter, your financial aid will be disbursed at the start of the program. In either of these cases, you will have to finance any upfront costs such as airfare, health insurance and the start of your time abroad on your own. Please take this into consideration when you are making plans.

Revision Request

In some instances you may qualify for an increase in your financial aid award (typically in loan funds). Check with the Financial Aid Office about your options. To request a revision in your aid, you will need to submit the following paperwork to the Financial Aid Office:

  1. Revision Request Form
  2. Budget of student expenses for your program: The UW Study Abroad Office will upload this budget to your study abroad account after a signed contract has been submitted to the UW Study Abroad Office. You can request an unofficial copy of this budget by emailing

Visit the Finances section of our website to learn more about disbursement, revising your aid package, short-term loans and scholarships.

Application Process

The application includes a Personal Statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the on-line application process students may be contacted by the Program Director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.


UW Study Abroad is not responsible for obtaining visas for study abroad program participants. The cost and requirements for obtaining visas vary. It is your responsibility to determine visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad including countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. You can do so by calling the consular offices of those countries or checking the following website:

Note: If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. You can check the following website to find contact information for the consulate of the country you will be visiting:

For non-U.S. citizens, the procedures that you will need to follow may be different than those for U.S. citizens. It is important to initiate this process as soon as possible in order to assemble documents and allow time for lengthy procedures.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at


$350 of the total program fee and the $350 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable and non-revocable once a contract has been submitted, even if you withdraw from the program. Students withdrawing from a program are responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. No part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun. The date of withdrawal is considered the date (business day) a withdrawal form is received by the UW Study Abroad Office. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

1. Provide notice in writing to the Program Director that you will no longer be participating in the program for which you have signed a contract and accepted a slot.

2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to the UW Study Abroad Office, 459 Schmitz Hall.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.