Appropriate Technology in Peru
This program focuses on the relationships between the natural and built environments and the implementation of appropriate technology in Peru. Students will learn this relationship firsthand through visiting many of the diverse areas of Peru, researching sustainable energy systems, appropriate development technologies, building construction in the Andean mountains and the Peruvian Amazon, and taking site visits to Machu Picchu and other ancient Incan ruins. June 11 - June 28, 2020. $3690 (TBC). Airfare included, tuition not included. Leaders: Jeremy Ferrell, PhD (email@example.com) & Brent Summerville, PE (firstname.lastname@example.org); www.stbe.appstate.edu; 262-8818.
TEC 3531 Appropriate Technology in Peru – 3 credits
TEC 3532 Renewable Energy in Peru – 3 credits
TEC 5531 Appropriate Technology in Peru – 3 credits
TEC 5532 Renewable Energy in Peru – 3 credits
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.
Paid to Appalachian State
1Tuition and fees for summer programs can be found at this link. After selecting the appropriate summer tuition and fees cost sheet scroll down to "Study Abroad Rates". Please note that summer tuition and fees are updated during the spring semester.
2Program Cost includes airfare, in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, most meals, and OIED/CCS administrative fee..
Estimated Additional Costs
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
2Some non-US citizens may need to apply for a visa prior to entering the Peru.
Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet
to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates
. To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheet
Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control. Further details about Appalachian's withdrawal/cancellation policy can be found at this link.
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If you plan to use any form of financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships) to participate in a short-term, faculty-led education abroad program, we strongly recommend that you take the following steps before applying to the program:
- Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!
- Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website at http://financialaid.appstate.edu/study-abroad. Read all the information carefully and print the Study Abroad Agreement Form for the appropriate term that you are requesting an increase in financial aid due to studying abroad.
- Go to the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of the JET Building to discuss your financial aid eligibility with Kim Overcash or Laura Sullivan PRIOR to applying to the program.
The international component of this course will run from 6/11/2020 to 6/28/2020.
3 meetings; dates and times TBD.
1 meeting; date and time TBD.
Dr. Jeremy Ferrell, Assistant Professor
Dept. of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment
Dr. Jeremy Ferrell has led summer programs through OIED since 2008 with six trips to Nicaragua and five trips to Peru. In addition, Dr. Ferrell has traveled extensively in India, Central and South America and worked abroad as a Peace Corps Volunteer and Natural Resources Consultant with GIZ in Paraguay.
Mr. Brent Summerville, Practitioner in Residence
Dept. of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment
Brent Summerville participated in an Appalachian State University program to Nicaragua in 2006 where he helped design and install a microhydro system at a coffee farm; he has taught numerous renewable energy workshops since 2005 and has traveled internationally for wind energy work since 2009. Brent enjoys tinkering with wind, solar and hydro systems, playing banjo, electric bikes, being a dad and husband, VW buses, beer and traveling with Appalachian students.
How to Apply
- CONTACT THE FACULTY DIRECTOR TO DISCUSS THE PROGRAM
- SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION
- Log in to AppalNET/Banner Self-Service.
- Select the "Direct Link to Web Self-Service" using your AppState username and password.
- Select the Student Tab.
- Scroll down and click on the "Faculty-Led Study Abroad Application Packet*" link.
- Select the program-specific application form from the programs drop-down menu.
- Fill out, save, and submit the online application.
- PRINT, SIGN, AND DATE THE PAPER APPLICATION FORM
- PAY THE NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
- Walk to the Office of Student Accounts, located on the 2nd floor of the John E. Thomas building and pay by cash, check, or debit card.
- Give the name and term of your program to the Cashier who will look up the deposit charge on your account (e.g., Poland COM Summer 1).
- Pay the non-refundable deposit by check, cash, debit card, or money order.
- Pay through the Touchnet online payment system. If using the Touchnet system please make sure that you are making the payment for the international charges. Please see the Touchnet Payment Instructions.pdf.
- BRING YOUR SIGNED PAPER APPLICATION TO OIED
- Walk to the Office of International Education and Development (OIED), located on the 3rd floor of Plemmons Student
Union, Suite 321.
- OIED will make your enrollment official upon reception of your signed paper application and verification of deposit payment.
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here
You will NOT be enrolled in the program until you have completed all 5 steps above.
You are strongly encouraged to share the information contained in the Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form with your family and loved ones (including the Student Handbook), before submitting your application.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:
Programs are open until full. If a program is full, the Faculty-led Education Abroad Program online student application form for that program will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to apply. The application deadline is 03/15/2020 at the latest.
Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.