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  • Locations: Lima, Peru
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Rider applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/01/2019 02/01/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 08/15/2019 08/15/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Target Language: Spanish GPA Requirement: 2.75
Housing Options: Apartment, Home Stay Scholarships: Provider Scholarship
Program Description:

ISA - Pontifical Catholic University of Peru

Academics Location
Founded in 1917, the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru is the oldest-established private higher educational institution in Peru. The Courses with Peruvian Students program is designed for advanced students who would like to take a variety of courses with Peruvian students. Courses at this university include Arts and Humanities, History, Linguistics, Literature, Political Science, Business Administration, Education, Law, and many others. All classes are taken at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru with Peruvian and international students. Lima, the capital of Peru, is situated on the west coast of the southern Pacific Ocean, along the outlet of the Rímac River. Lima is full of fascinating contrasts between traditional and modern influences. The traditional influences evolved from Peru's history as the home of the Inca and numerous other civilized cultures, dating back as far as 2000 BC. Indigenous cultural traditions and languages still thrive today in Peru. However, Lima is not only a traditional place, but has moved with the pace of modernity and now boasts strong industries and contemporary technologies. Lima is known for its interesting museums, colonial churches, vibrant cafe scene, striking architecture and genuinely friendly people. In addition, it is the hub of transport to Peru's endless natural treasures and archeological gems. South of the Capital, long white beaches stretch along the Pacific Ocean and are backed by white sand dunes. Lima's importance as the capital city of Peru and its idyllic location along the southern Pacific coast, provide an exceptional site for students to improve their Spanish and learn about Peruvian culture.
Student Life
Housing options are either within a quick walking distance to the different universities attended by ISA students, or are conveniently located near public transit routes relative to the universities. Travel times to the universities vary but generally range between 15 and 30 minutes. Homestays are the norm in Peru, and ISA students are provided with their own room or could possibly share a room with another ISA student. A traditional homestay includes room and all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days per week) and laundry service once per week.

Another option is a residencia occupied by international and Peruvian students. At the residencia, students may or may not have their own bedroom (depending on the room chosen) and share bathrooms and common living areas. Residencias do not includes meals, but students will have access to the kitchen and storage area at the residencia. All residencias include wi-fi and some include a computer lab. A third for housing is a pension, which is housing with a host family that provides housing to other international studies. This option includes three meals per day, and laundry service varies per the pensión. Pensiones may or may not include internet access, depending on the family. Also, students may opt to secure housing independently.