Dates: March 13 - July 10, 2021 (Tentative)
Application Deadline: November 12, 2020
Costs: $9,290 CCIS Member | $9,690 CCIS Non-Member (Tentative)
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 beautifully 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 basketball, football, “futsal”, swimming, 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 by residing with local host families. Students will be provided a furnished, private bedroom along with three daily meals, laundry/ironing and access to Wi-Fi. After completing a housing profile, students will be paired with a family located in a neighborhood with easy access to the university via public transportation. All host families receive an orientation and information regarding their students prior to their arrival, and 24-hour support is available to students during their stay with the family.
Spring 2021: March 13 - July 10, 2021* (Tentative)
Fall 2020: $9,250 CCIS Member | $9,650 CCIS Non-Member
Spring 2021: Costs: $9,290 CCIS Member | $9,690 CCIS Non-Member (Tentative)
Fall 2020: April 17, 2020
Spring 2021: November 12, 2020
The program is open to students at least 18 years with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher.
Undergraduate. International exchange students should have completed at least one year of study at their home institution. Some courses might require prerequisites.
Students planning on taking Spanish language courses (all levels) or courses taught in Spanish must 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 do not need a visa to enter Peru. The host university will provide an immigration letter when entering the country. Please note that the 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.