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  • Locations: Lima, Peru
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Winter / Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
  • Budget Sheets: Fall
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study Abroad Minimum Class Standing: 1 Sophomore
Minimum GPA: 2.7 Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Area of Study: Accounting, Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Business, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Cultural and Linguistic Immersion, Economics, English, History, International Studies, Journalism, Law, Liberal Arts, Math, Media, Photography, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish Language
Program Description:
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Program Information:
There’s a little bit of everything in Lima. You will find stunning ocean views, colonial-era buildings, a fun local spirit, delicious food, and more colorful, inexpensive souvenirs than you can imagine—not to mention a phenomenal university. You'll love studying abroad in Peru! Start getting excited about:

Local professors and international students – Your professors are the top Peruvians in their fields. You will learn about the Spanish language and the local culture from the experts, alongside students from Lima and around the world.

Study Spanish abroad in a vibrant, metropolitan setting – The way to learn Spanish is to immerse yourself in it, and that’s just what you’ll do on Semester in Lima as you navigate the city and make friends. 

Fascinating classes in English and Spanish – Semester in Lima lets you study a wide variety of courses taught in English or Spanish!

So much to see when you study abroad in Peru – On breaks from school, you can check out northern beach towns like Piura, go sand boarding in Huacachina, fish for piranha in the jungles and rivers of Iquitos, explore the fun colonial city of Cusco, learn about indigenous culture in the highland town of Ayachucho, visit Islas Ballestas (known as the Poor Man’s Galapagos) to check out birds, sea lions, and more . . . And that’s just to start!   

Active, hip city with something for everyone – With sophisticated dining options, remarkable museums, thousand-year-old ruins and temples, some of the best shopping, galleries, and cafés around, and even some great surf spots, you will be impressed by the multitude of things to do every day in Lima.
Key highlights:
  • Study Spanish in a vibrant metropolitan setting: Spanish-language courses at all levels
  • Students from around the world
  • Classes in diverse subjects taught in English and Spanish
  • Superb university
  • Strong on-site support from the University staff
  • Impressive colonial center with beautiful architecture and plazas
  • The ocean is easily accessible
  • Incredible museums of Peru’s colorful history as well as awesome modern art
  • Jungle, mountains, and beaches galore
  • Gourmet cuisine at all price ranges
  • Tons of Incan and other pre-Hispanic ruins throughout the city
  • Colorful indigenous and religious festivals
  • Optional excursion to ancient Machu Picchu
On Semester in Lima, you’ll be studying at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola. The University’s vision represents the academic experience you will have: it aims to be a leader in producing professionals with a high-level of quality and ethics according to national and international standards. The University offers numerous courses taught in both English and Spanish, so you’ll be able to find courses within your major as well as improve your Spanish-language ability.

Courses are available in Agro-Industrial Engineering and Agribusiness, Architecture and Urban Planning, Art and Design, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Communications, Economics, Finance, Gastronomy and Restaurant Management, Hospitality Management, Industrial and Commercial Engineering, International Business, Information Systems Engineering, Law, Marketing, Psychology, Real Estate Development, and Tourism Management, among others.

Student Life:
Many students choose to spend their time on the USIL campus, either studying or participating in the academic, cultural, and sports events organized by the University. We strongly encourage you to get involved on campus! The University Sports Department organizes, develops, and supervises sports and recreational activities campuswide. The University organizes the Inter-School Games, an annual event that brings together students from all departments.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 07/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 07/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.