Universities in Cusco

  • Universidad de Salamanca Cursos Internacionales en Cusco
  • Service-Learning in Cusco

Universidad de Salamanca Cursos Internacionales en Cusco

The Universidad de Salamanca Cursos Internacionales en Cusco is located at the ISA Study Center, and was developed in partnership with the Universidad de Salamanca to meet the ever-growing interest in studying abroad in Cusco. The ISA Study Center can be found off calle Magisterio, a short ride away from Historic City Center. The ISA Study Center also houses the ISA Office so students are able to access our readily available staff in the same location that they attend courses. Students take classes at the study center with other ISA students, and classes are taught by local, visiting and US faculty. Students can take courses in Spanish, English and/or Quechua, in subjects including, but not limited to; culture, history, literature, political science and environmental studies. All students will receive an official transcript from the Universidad de Salamanca, upon successful completion of the program.

The University of Salamanca is a state institution that operates under the jurisdiction and is fully accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Education (Ministerio de EducaciĆ³n y Ciencia). The University of Salamanca's Cursos Internacionales department (est. 1929) has for decades, set the standard for the offering of Spanish language and culture courses for foreign students. No U.S. organization enrolls more U.S. students in Cursos Internacionales than does ISA. The relationship between ISA and the Cursos Internacionales department is one of ISA's most valued institutional relationships.

Our programs at the Universidad de Salamanca Cursos Internacionales en Cusco
Program TermProgram Name

Service-Learning in Cusco

Participants will attend the following university if they are participating in an ISA program in conjunction with their service-learning program:
*Universidad de Salamanca Cursos Internacionales en Cusco

Students participating in a full-time service-learning program will serve 15?35 hours per week at a local organization. All participants will develop a Portfolio throughout the program which includes reflective essays, group discussions, logs of hours, a supervisor evaluation and a certificate of completion.

Students participating in an ISA academic program and service-learning during the semester will work 5-10 hours per week at a local host organization while attending classes at the host university. The service-learning placement will begin 1-2 weeks after the first week of classes and end the week prior to final exams.

Students participating in an ISA academic program during the summer will begin their service-learning program after the ISA Summer academic program ends. Participants will spend between 15-35 hours per week at a local organization.

Participants can earn 1-6 credits based on the number of contact hours accrued at the host organization and successful completion of the Portfolio. Visit the Academic Credit page of the ISA Service-Learning website for more information.