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Locations and Dates

  • Locations: Lima and Cuzco, Peru
  • Dates: Dec. 26, 2021-Jan. 15, 2022
  • Term Offered: Wintermester
  • Applicable Majors: Industrial & Systems Engineering 
  • Classification: Senior or Junior with more than 81 hours
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • Application Deadline: September 1, 2021

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Academic Objective: Development and application of optimization models and solution methods; focus on quantitative modeling and formulation of linear, integer, and network flow problems; use of computer optimization software to model and solve real-life problems. At the end of the course, students should be able to (i) consider real-world problems and determine whether linear programming is an appropriate modeling framework; (ii) develop linear, integer, and network flow models that consider the key elements of the real world problem; (iii) solve the models for their optimal solutions; and (iv) interpret the models solutions and infer solutions to the real-world problems.

International enhancement: The learning of these concepts will take place in a different cultural frame of reference, which will expose the students to different ways in which people live their life and engineers practice the profession. Like many other countries, Peru is a land of contrasts. As a result, customs and traditions, food and dances, are discernibly different in the different parts of the country. In Peru, a fraction of the population has been directly or indirectly exposed to the western culture (i.e., US and Europe), while a majority has only been marginally exposed to it. Although this situation is undesirable, it is a fact. In Lima, the students will be exposed to the first group; whereas, in Cuzco, more of the second group will be observed. This exposure to a different cultural frame of reference will give the students elements to discriminate better between global and local, as well as between natural and social principles and beliefs. Students will be exposed to these cultural differences through day or multi-day technical/cultural excursions within and/or outside the Lima region.

One of the technical/cultural trips will consist of visiting Cuzco and Machu Picchu. Cuzco is at 11,200 feet above sea level, and Macchu Picchu, at 8,000.

Courses Offered

Estimated Cost

**Subject to change based on social distancing costs**

Estimated Program Costs Cost
Fees Collected by Halliburton Global Programs
Program Cost (includes Lodging, some meals, excursions, cultural visits, in-country transportation, CISI international health insurance, & Contribution toward faculty leader expenses $3,300
Administrative fee (Non-refundable billed separately upon commitment, not insurable) $500
Global Program Fee Total $3,800
Additional Estimated Expense
Tuition and fees (3 credits included in spring flat rate tuition) * $0
International airfare $1,400+
Travel documents (passport and/or visa, if needed) $160+
Meals and incidentals (not included in Program Fee) $150
Other $70
Estimated Cancel/ Interrupt for Any Reason Insurance (Optional) $315
Additional Estimated Expense ~$2,095

* The suggested amounts may fluctuate depending on the options students choose. They will not be billed by the Education Abroad Office or the Halliburton Engineering Global Programs Office, this should be taken into consideration when planning the finances of the program. For exact information regarding your course tuition and fees, please refer to Student Business Services Billing Explanations page.

Contact Information

Faculty Leader

Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Industrial and Systems Engineering
ETB 4072 | 979-458-2368

Program Coordinator

Halliburton Engineering Global Programs Office