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Featuring CCIS Programs

Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola - Cusco, Peru Summer

Cusco, Peru (Latin America)

Quick Facts

Summer I 2020 
Dates:  May 14 - June 20, 2020
Application Deadline:  March 26, 2020
Costs:  $3,940 CCIS Member | $4,340 Non-Member

Summer II 2020
Dates:  July 2 - August 8, 2020 - NEW DATES
Application Deadline:  May 8, 2020 - EXTENDED!
Costs:  $3,940 CCIS Member | $4,340 Non-Member

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* Program dates are subject to change. Please contact the program sponsor to confirm.

** Please note: a non-refundable program deposit of $300 is due three weeks after official acceptance and is applied towards the total cost of the program.

Click here for the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola Semester Program

Program Overview

Students are invited to study during fall, spring, and summer at the USIL Extension Campus in Cusco, the site of the historic capital of the Inca Empire. Cusco is located about an hour flight from Lima and has half a million residents.

Students take Spanish classes or coursework in English in a stunning 16th century building with ancient Incan stones lining the walls which is a short walk from the center square. In addition to classrooms and administrative offices, the school offers WI-FI, a computer lab, student lounge, courtyard, and garden.  The city is adorned with architectural marvels, cobblestone streets, and serves as gateway to Machu Picchu—one of the New Seven Wonders of the World!


Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

Broward College
Violeta Rivera
Study Abroad Advisor

Questions? Contact me
Tel:(954) 201-7709

This program is sponsored and administered by Broward College.

Academics & Program

Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola in Cusco

Students take courses in USIL’s recently opened international center, which is housed in a 16th-century building with ancient Incan stones lining the classroom walls. Classes are small and interactive, providing students with more personalized attention from the instructors.

Each course is three credits and students are encouraged to enroll in 12 - 15 USIL credits each semester. Spanish language courses are offered at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Whether or not students speak Spanish, a wealth of coursework is offered in English in a variety of topics in business, architecture, environmental and health sciences, history, tourism, and more. Click here to check out all of the exciting coursework options.

Student Life & Housing

Student Life 

USIL organizes student live events such as salsa lessons, soccer matches, service-learning opportunities, cultural workshops, and more!  Cusco itself, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasts a world-famous cathedral, beautiful churches and museums such as the Museum of Precolombian Art, and the center for traditional Cusqueño textiles. Travel within the region is convenient and affordable, and program staff and faculty are more than happy to provide excellent recommendations for exploring all Peru has to offer.


Students participating in this program will live with a local Peruvian family. This is a great way to become immersed in the Spanish Language and the Peruvian culture.

Students are provided their own room and three meals a day, seven days a week. Usually, students are placed 1 per family. However, students can request to be placed with families who can accommodate more than one student. Homestays are located 15-25 minutes from USIL and the city center. Students should plan and budget for public transportation to and from school.

Students will be picked up from the airport in Cusco by their host families and will be dropped off at the airport upon departure. There is a housing coordination team in Cusco to ensure students are happy and healthy in their accommodations.

Duration & Costs

Session I: May 14 - June 20, 2020 (Suspended)

Session II: July 2 - August 8, 2020 (NEW DATES)

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

Program with homestay with three daily meals: $3,940 for CCIS members | $4,340 for Non-CCIS members

Costs Included:

Costs Not Included: Airfare (approx.  $700 -$1,200 round-trip); public transportation (approx. $100 per month); textbooks (approx. $10-$50); personal and miscelaneous expenses.

Optional: USIL Cusco offers summer students guided excursions to Cusco and Machu Picchu (approx. $500-$600). Please contact program sponsor for details, updated prices, and availability.

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Contact the program sponsor to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program. 

* Please note: a non-refundable program deposit of $300 is due three weeks after official acceptance and is applied towards the total cost of the program. Please refer to your acceptance materials for information on arrival, orientation, and academic calendar. The refund policy is program-specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.

Eligibility & Deadlines

Application Deadlines
Summer I: March 26, 2020 (Session suspended)
Summer II: May 8, 2020

Eligibility Requirements
The program is open to students at least 18 years with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.

English and Spanish. Spanish language courses are open to all levels. Placement is confirmed via a language test upon arrival.

Academic Levels: 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

The participant must notify Broward College and the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola in writing if he/she desires to withdraw from the program.  If withdrawing before the start of classes, the student will be reimbursed 80% of the host institution cost for the academic term, less the non-refundable commitment fee and any Broward College, CCIS, USIL or bank fees associated with the program or reimbursement.

If the participant notifies both Broward College and the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola that he/she withdraws at any time during the academic term, there will be no reimbursement for that term.  In the event the student enrolled in and paid for multiple academic terms, the student will be reimbursed for subsequent academic terms not including the first, less the non-refundable commitment fee and any Broward College, CCIS, USIL, or bank fees associated with the program or reimbursement.

Have you talked with your study abroad advisor about your home institution's application process? Your institution's deadline might be earlier than the CCIS program application deadline. Check now to make sure all of your material is submitted on time!

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