There’s a lot the guidebooks won’t tell you about a visit to Peru. Sure, Lonely Planet will make mention of top sites to see, best hostels for your money, over-touristy things to avoid, and best places to eat. They may advise about the weather and water conditions, and ideal sundries to pack.
I wrote another article over at GoAbroad.com about some of the expectations you may have about studying abroad versus the realities that actually exist. I studied abroad in Lille, France in 2011, which serves as the basis for my studying abroad experience. Check it out! Studying Abroad – Expectations vs Reality?