ISA Housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Peruvian lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of Peru. All host familys are either within a quick walking distance to Centro Tinku, or are conveniently located near public transit routes relative to where classes are held. Travel times to the university vary but generally range between 10 and 20 minutes.
The experience of living in another culture will be both educational and rewarding so long as you stay open-minded and reasonable at all times. There are differences in culture and lifestyle between life in Peru and the U.S. Remember: the key to a positive experience is flexibility. With this in mind, you can become a true Peruvian!
Each homestay has been carefully selected by ISA's resident staff in order to accommodate students' specific needs and to ensure a comfortable living situation. The majority of the ISA host families do not speak English; however, there are some that do. Students typically have their own individual room, and receive three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Laundry service at least once per week is also included in the homestay.
Students may opt to secure housing independently. Students who select this option receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.