Program Details

The program is offered for two semesters (mid-March through early July and late-July through mid-December) and students may take classes in Spanish or in English. Students are encouraged to enroll in twelve to fifteen credits each semester. Intermediate o
Location:
Cusco, Peru; Lima, Peru
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
USIL is located in the quiet district of La Molina, in the capital of Lima, Peru. With a colonial style, and an emergent business influence, Lima offers several options to enjoy the city. Downtown Lima displays its architecture through its Government Palace, the Cathedral, churches, museums, catacombs, monasteries, and stylish balconies, confirming why UNESCO declared this city as a World Heritage Site. With a mild climate in front of the Pacific Ocean, Lima has its best card: the gastronomy. Tourists enjoy the endless list of dishes made of fish, poultry, meat, vegetables, and rice. The food from Peru has international recognition around the world, and its influence has come from Europe, China, Japan, and Africa, but it still shows its typical ingredients in every single plate. Ceviche—made of raw fish—is the most typical dish every tourist tries immediately after arriving in Lima. Students at USIL will notice that culture is in the air through its people, food, history, tourism, music, language, and the courses taken at the university.

The program is offered for two semesters (mid-March through early July and late-July through mid-December) and students may take classes in Spanish or in English. Students are encouraged to enroll in twelve to fifteen credits each semester. Intermediate or Advanced Spanish language is required for students who wish to take courses instructed in Spanish. Classes have a small number of students, which make them more personalized and interactive. The university offers courses in academic programs such as Business, Economics, Finance, International Business, Marketing, International Relations, Engineering, Architecture, Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts, Communications and more. Students will enroll in classes alongside Peruvian students, making the class an ideal place to learn more about Peru and its culture. USIL has more than 130 international agreements with universities around the world and more international students come to Peru to study at USIL every year. USIL is the university with the most international students in Peru. In addition, students studying at USIL will have the opportunity to participate in several different types of service learning activities in areas that may include: environmental awareness, promoting literacy, healthcare, organizing aid for low-income families, and working with children. A 2.5 GPA is required in addition to an official transcript and two academic letters of recommendation.

Costs Included: Instruction and administrative fees, housing, airport pick-up upon arrival and departure, library access, tutoring services, university ID, orientation upon arrival at USIL, welcome ceremony and health insurance. Not Included: Airfare (approx. $900 round-trip), meals (approx. $300 per month), excursions (approx. $100 during semester), public transportation (approx. $100 per month)
Setting Description:
Students live in shared, furnished rooms at Casa Don Ignacio, a student residence conveniently located in Miraflores, a major tourist area of Lima. With shops, movie theaters, transportation and the Pacific Ocean nearby, students have the opportunity to stay in a pleasant place. Students can meet new friends from different countries in the common areas of the student residence, which are located on each floor. Housing includes amenities such as TV, wireless internet, kitchen access, laundry room, and on-site security. Airport pick-up for arrival and departure is provided upon request. Public transportation is available at a very reasonable expense for students to travel to school.

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