Dates: March 1 – July 21
Application Deadline: January 11, 2018
Costs: $8,880 CCIS Member | $9,280 CCIS Non-Member
Dates: August – December
Application Deadline: June 1, 2017
Costs: $9,030 CCIS Member | $9,430 CCIS Non-Member
* 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.
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.
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This program is sponsored and administered by Broward College.
Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola in Lima
Students may enroll in any of the nearly 30 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.
Each course is 2-4 USIL credits, and students enroll in up to 20 USIL credits per semester. The program offers Spanish language courses at beginner intermediate and advanced. Likewise, students enroll in coursework taught in English or select regular university courses taught in Spanish, assuming they possess an Intermediate/Advanced level of Spanish language proficiency. Class sizes are small, which provides more individualized attention, and the mix of local Peruvian students with international students coming from all over the world makes for a dynamic learning environment.
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.
Spring 2018: March 1 - July 21, 2018
Fall 2017: August 8 - December 16, 2017
Students should check with their Financial Aid office at their home school to determine whether their aid is applicable toward study abroad.
Spring 2018: $8,880 CCIS member | $9,280 non-member
Fall 2017: $9,030 CCIS Member | $9,430 CCIS Non-Member
Costs Included: Instruction and administrative fees, homestay with three meals daily in a private room, airport pick-up and drop off, library access, 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, transcription fee if U.S. transcript required ($300)
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.
Fall: June 1
Spring: November 24
The program is open to students at least 18 years with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.
*International exchange students should have completed at least one year of study at their home institution
Students planning on taking Spanish language courses (all levels) or courses taught in Spanish need to take a Spanish Placement Test (SPT) prior to the beginning of every semester in order to confirm their language expertise
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!
Fall/Spring Students: U.S. citizens may choose to enter Peru under a tourist visa or a Student Exchange Visa (SEV). Fall and Spring students are encouraged to request a SEV prior to arrival to Peru. Additional immigration information will be provided by the program sponsor.
Summer Students: U.S. citizens no not need a visa to enter Peru. The host university will provide an immigration letter when entering the country. Please note that tourist visa allowance is 30, 90 and 180 days. USIL will always request a 180 visa period. However, the final visa permit is granted by the entry immigration officer.