If you have questions about this program, email the program leader listed below.

Global Vertically Integrated Project for Integrated Business and Engineering (Global VIP-4-IBE)

Program Details

The arrangements for the travel, housing, meals, excursions and course content of this program have been made by the leader. Questions about this program can only be answered by the program leader listed below.

Program Type Departmental
Program Location Arequipa, Peru
Course # SA 10931
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2023 07/29/23 to 08/12/23

Program Leader

Name John Sheffield
Email jsheffie@purdue.edu
Click here to enroll in this program!
Please Note: Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description

This Summer 2023 Study Abroad program is scheduled for July 29-August 12, 2023 to Arequipa, Peru. Arequipa is located in the southern part of Peru. Arequipa is Peru's second largest city behind Lima. Taken aback by the natural beauty of the valley, the Incans settled here and named it "Ari-quepay"... meaning "Let's stay here". Global Vertically Integrated Project for Integrated Business and Engineering (Global VIP-4-IBE) will join the University of Technology and Engineering (UTEC) Global Academy course on hydrogen energy technologies. You will gain insights on the new AngloAmerican Quellaveco copper might which is a 100% digital, 100% powered by renewable energy and deploying autonomous mining equipment. AngloAmerican is the world leader with their nuGen Zero Emission Haulage Solution (ZEHS) for green hydrogen powered haul trucks used in open-pit surface mining operations.

Watch the YouTube video at https://youtu.be/hFipM7vBHTY

Academic Credit

This Vertically Integrated Project (VIP) Purdue Study Abroad Program is a 3-hour credit course.


Purdue undergraduate students are eligible for this course.

Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

The estimated cost for this Summer 2023 3-hour VIP Study Abroad course is $1,400 which includes breakfast at the Casa Andina Premium Arequipa hotel, plus 13 lunch meals, and 4 dinners. Students will be responsible to purchase their own roundtrip airplane tickets to Arequipa, Peru (AQP).

Application Deadline

Space will be limited, so early applications are suggested.  Please contact Prof. John W. Sheffield for updates - jsheffie@purdue.edu

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.