Peru: Lima Semester

CCIS Study Abroad in Lima, Peru

Program Overview

Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL) is a modern campus located in the La Molina district of Lima, Peru and has a student body of over 10,000 students. Spacious classrooms, laboratories, a library, Student Center, cafeteria and an on-campus restaurant all serve to complement the students’ academic program. USIL has a dynamic student population because it hosts international students from more than 90 universities throughout the world through exchange programs. Students may enroll in any of the 22 academic programs USIL offers, which are taught on the Lima campus both in Spanish and English. The program offers students the opportunity to advance their studies, exchange knowledge with professors and local students, gain international experience, and visit a country with many tourist attractions and exquisite cuisine.

Lima has a population of over 8 million people and welcomes visitors from all over the world. In the historical center of the city, declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, splendid samples of colonial architecture and beautiful carved balconies can be seen. There are archaeological sites throughout the city as well as on the outskirts of Lima.


Academic Profile

Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola in Lima

Students may enroll in any of the academic programs offered on the Lima campus, which may include courses in subjects such as Hospitality/Tourism Management, Marketing, Business, Economics, International Business, International Relations, Communications, Culinary Arts and more. Classes may be taken in Spanish or English from March through July and from August through December. Students who wish to enroll in classes instructed in Spanish must be at a high Intermediate/Advanced level of proficiency. Classes have a small number of students, which make them more personalized and interactive. Students will enroll in classes alongside Peruvian students and other international students, making the class a dynamic setting to learn more about Peruvian culture.

Course Offerings

Each course is worth 2-4 USIL credits and students are welcomed to enroll in up to 20 USIL credits per semester.  Students may enroll in both coursework in English and coursework in Spanish.

For the English translations of coursework taught in Spanish, please click the following:

(If students are requesting syllabi, please provide the College for the course, the Program, and Course names.  E.g.  College of Business - International Business: Consumer Behavior Analysis)


Activities and Opportunities

Student Life

Students live in shared, furnished rooms at La Casa Don Ignacio, a student residence conveniently located in the exclusive Miraflores neighborhood of Lima, where shops, restaurants, and tourist places are about thirty minutes from the university ( The housing includes amenities such as TV, wireless internet, a common room and shared kitchen on each floor, laundry room, and 24-hour, on-site security. The bedrooms and commons areas are fully equipped to allow students to have a complete university experience. La Casa Don Ignacio offers students the opportunity to meet other students from all over the world.


Program Details
Lima Semester Program Details


Fall 2014:  August 10 - December 20, 2014
Spring 2015:  Early March - Mid-July 2015 (Exact dates TBA)

Application Deadline(s)

Fall 2014:  April 15, 2014
Spring 2015:  January 2015 (Exact date TBA)

Financial Aid

Students should check with their Financial Aid office at their home school to determine whether their aid is applicable toward study abroad.

Eligibility Requirements

A 2.5 GPA is required, in addition to transcripts and two letters of recommendation. The program is open to students at least 18 years of age with freshman through post-graduate standing. In addition to the CCIS application, students are required to complete an institutional application for USIL.


English and Spanish

Academic Levels



Fall 2014: $8470 for CCIS members, $8770 for non-CCIS member
Spring 2015:  TBA

Costs Included

Instruction and administrative fees, housing in shared room, airport pick-up upon arrival and departure, library access, tutoring services, university ID, orientation and welcome ceremony upon arrival at USIL, and insurance.

Costs Not Included

Airfare (app. $950 round-trip), meals (app. $300 per month), excursions (app. $100 during semester), public transportation (app. $100 per month), and textbooks (app. $10-$50), passport.

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.


Your Adventure in Peru Begins Here

Students from CCIS member institutions can contact:

Liz Vocasek, Study Abroad Coordinator
Greene International Education Institute
Broward College - WHC Downtown Center
225 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Tel #: (954) 201-7709
Fax X: (954) 201-7708

 *Students requiring transcription of ther international credentials by a U.S. institution should enroll through Niagara University.*

Students from Non-CCIS member institutions can contact:

Bernadette Brennen
Study Abroad Coordinator
Niagara University
P.O. Box 1944
Niagara University, NY 14109
Tel. # (716) 286-8331

*Students requiring transcription of ther international credentials by a U.S. institution should enroll through Niagara University.*


Start the CCIS Study Abroad application process by downloading the forms below. To download, right click on the application or recommendation form and click "save as", then save the form to your desktop or downloads. Once you have completed your form, SAVE IT FIRST!!!! DO NOT CLICK "SUBMIT" until you have SAVED your form or the recipient will receive a BLANK form. Once you have saved it, click "submit" and THEN email your completed form as an attachment to the contact email address associated with the program in which you are applying. If for some reason you do not see the email address pop up when you click "submit", then email the application to the program sponsor listed here on this page.

1.)  CCIS Online Application & Instructions

2.)  CCIS Online Student Recommendation  (Students: DO NOT send the student recommendation form to your evaluators as an attachment. Please only send the page URL. The student recommendation form can be found under the "Apply Now" tab.)

3.)  USIL Application Form

4.)  One passport-sized photo

5.)  Clear, color, copy of ID-page of passport

6.)  Copy of your official transcript


All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.