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 29 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 22 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 will become part of a vibrant international student community, with a host of international student and university programs available to them.  USIL has a Sports Department which is in charge of organizing, developing and supervising sports and recreational activities in the university. It promotes the participation of students in such team sports as: female and male basketball, football, female and male “futsal”, swimming, female and male volleyball, athletics, chess, bowling, judo, jiu jitsu, tae kwon do and modern dance. Students participate in these intramural activities, as well as external competitions and league competitions organized by the Liga Metropolitana de Futsal, Liga Mixta de Basquetbol and Liga de Voleibol de La Molina.

Apart from the activities organized by the university, each department organizes different events that promote the participation of its students and contribute to their personal and professional development. Among these activities, you can enjoy the Dia de la Facultad (The “Department’s” Day), an event that brings together students and graduates of each of the programs to fraternize and participate in sports and fun activities. There are also talks, seminars, presentations, conferences, trips and other activities.

Volunteer opportunities are also available to dedicated students interested in providing service to their local community.



Students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Peruvian culture through residing with local host families.  The student will be provided a furnished, private bedroom along with three daily meals, laundry/ironing and access to the internet.  After completing a housing profile, students will be paired with a family located in a neighborhood close to the university.  All host families receive an orientation and information regarding their student prior to their arrival, and 24-hour support is available to students during their stay with the family.


Program Details
Lima Semester Program Details


Spring 2015:  March 13 -July 18, 2015
Fall 2015: August 13 - December 18, 2015

Application Deadline(s)

Spring 2015:  February 1, 2015
Fall 2015:  May 1, 2015

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



Spring 2015:  $9,175 for CCIS members, $9,475 for non-members
Fall 2015:  $9,175 for CCIS members; $9,475 for non-members

Costs Included

Instruction and administrative fees, homestay with three meals daily in a private room, airport pick-up and drop off, library access, tutoring services, university ID, orientation and welcome ceremony upon arrival at USIL, and international health insurance.

Costs Not Included

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

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.