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  • Locations: Cusco, Peru
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • 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
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 03/01/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 08/15/2019 08/15/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Target Language: Spanish GPA Requirement: 2.5
Housing Options: Home Stay Scholarships: Provider Scholarship
Program Description:

ISA - University of Salamanca's Cursos Internationales Cusco Center

Academics Location
This program is designed for students at all levels of Spanish language proficiency. Students will take a Spanish language course as well as enroll in two to three content or language courses, dependent upon their Spanish level. Students will need to enroll in 180 hours during their semester. Courses are held at the Centro Tinku in Cusco and classmates are fellow ISA students.

Centro Tinku is located in the heart of Cusco and promotes cultural exchanges through the diffusion of knowledge about Andean traditional cultures and languages. In Quechua, tinku means "encounter". Instructors at the Centro Tinku utilize the latest teaching techniques in language instruction focused on communicative methodology, supported by audiovisual and web-based media. Centro Tinku was founded in 2003 and hosts a small student population, which allows for a more one-on-one instruction.
Situated high in the Andes Mountains in Southeastern Peru, Cusco is considered the Inca capital of Peru. The nearby archaeological site of Machu Picchu has long been one of the most inspirational destinations for countless travelers.

Cusco is one of the must see destinations in South America, due to the preservation of its culture displayed in amazing archaeological sites, architecture, and colorful Peruvian dress. Walking through Cusco is like visiting a living museum of the history of the Inca. Not only does the city have many ancient, archaeologic, and historic buildings, such as the Cathedral, the city also contains many artesan markets in the streets of San Andrés, along Avenida El Sol, in the Calle Triunfo, and in the Plaza de Armas. You are sure to find plenty to do and see on a daily basis in Cusco!
Student Life
Students reside in homestays which have been carefully selected by ISA's resident staff in order to accommodate students' specific needs and to ensure a comfortable living situation. The majority of the ISA host families do not speak English; however, there are some that do. Students typically have their own individual room, and receive three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Laundry service at least once per week is also included in the homestay. All host familys are either within a quick walking distance to Centro Tinku, or are conveniently located near public transit routes relative to where classes are held. Travel times to the university vary but generally range between 10 and 20 minutes. Students may also opt to secure housing independently.