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Featuring CCIS Programs

Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola - Cusco, Peru

Cusco, Peru (Latin America)

Quick Facts

Fall 2020
Dates:  August 6 – November 28, 2020
Application Deadline:  June 15, 2020
Costs:  $9,250 CCIS Member | $9,650 Non-Member

Spring 2020
Dates: January 16 - May 9, 2020
Application Deadline:  November 21, 2019
Costs: $9,385 CCIS Member | $9,410 Non-Member

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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 are 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 the 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
With salsa lessons, soccer matches, service-learning opportunities, cultural workshops, and more, students have a wealth of opportunities available to them at the school. 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.

Volunteering and Service Learning
One of USIL's institutional pillars is volunteering and sustainability. The Cusco Extension center is a regional leader in developing and implementing a wide array of service-learning initiatives. Students will have the option to volunteer at different organizations based on their interests including an aminal shelter, rural schools or the Cusco historical preservation society. During semester terms students can also opt to take an introduction to service-learning course where they will learn about their Cusco's socio-economic and cultural background and develop a sustainable project to address a local problem.

Students are placed with local host families for a true cultural and language immersive experience. Students are provided their own room and three meals a day, seven days a week. Homestays are located 10-25 minutes away from the city center and the USIL campus. 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 onsite support in Cusco to ensure students are happy and healthy in their accommodations.

Duration & Costs

Fall 2020
Dates:  August 6 - November 28, 2020

Spring 2020 
Dates: January 16 - May 9, 2020 

Financial Aid

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


Fall 2020
Program with Homestay Option: $9,250 CCIS member | $9,650 Non-CCIS member

*Please note that the student apartment/hotel housing option will not be available starting summer 2020. 

Spring 2020
Program with housing at La Casa Don Ignacio with breakfast: $9,785 CCIS Member | $9,810 Non-Member

Program with homestay with three meals daily: $9,385 CCIS Member | $9,410 Non-Member 

Costs Included:

Costs Not Included: Airfare ($700 - $1,000 round-trip); personal expenses (approx. $300 per month); public transportation (approx. $100 per month); textbooks (approx. $10-$50); independet travel.

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 two (2) weeks after official acceptance and is applied towards the total cost of the program. 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
Fall 2020: June 15, 2020
Spring 2020: November 21, 2019 *Extended!

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 placement 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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