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UML and Mobile Application Development in Peru

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 Lima, Cusco, Puerto Maldonato, Peru
Course # SA 10907
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2023 05/08/23 to 05/21/23

Program Leader

Name Victor Barlow
Email vmbarlow@purdue.edu
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Please Note: Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description


The program is located in Peru, at the Lima campus of TECSUP.

The purpose of the program is to present students with an international perspective of networking, digital manufacturing and software development.  In the 9-day academic portion of this class, you will participate with Peruvian students in three workshops. This course will be taught in English by both Purdue and TECSUP faculty.

First you will learn forensic analysis in networking. Next, you will study 3D design and printing in FABLAB, and finally you will explore cloud computing in software design.  Purdue and TECSUP students will work together collaboratively in teams, they will benefit from international aspects of learning and receive a more global perspective of information technology and its use throughout the world.  The course will consist of approximately 9 days of academic classroom instruction, 6 hours each day for a total of about 54 total classroom hours. 

At least one pre-departure meeting will be scheduled at Purdue. The course also contains a cultural component after the conclusion of the academic portion. This program offer participating students three (3) upper-division elective credits which may be used in all CIT plans of study.

This program will focus on three (3) key intercultural effectiveness skills: curiosity, openness and intercultural empathy.  A proficiency goal of 80% of the participating students attaining at least a Level 2 (Emerging) competency as measured by various assessment mechanisms before, during and after the program.  Purdue students will be paired in teams with local students and work together on a team project.  At the conclusion of the academic program, the group will fly from Lima to Puerto Maldonato and spend 3 days in the Amazon rainforest. There will be a post-program, guided reflection on the in-country intercultural learning process.

Academic Credit

This program offers participating students three (3) elective credits which may be used in all CIT plans of study.


Undergraduate CIT majors in good academic standing.

Program Cost

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

Most meals are included.  In addition to the program fee, only airfare, some meals, and spending money is required. 

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.