Academic Programs in Lima

Students may choose from the following Academic Program options:

Semester / Trimester

The Spring/Fall 1 program at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru (PUCP) offers courses with locals in multiple disciplines. For this reason, students are required to be at the high advanced Spanish level in order to feel comfortable enrolling in a variety of courses with local Peruvians.

The Spring/Fall 2 program at the Universidad del Pacífico (UP) offers courses taught in Spanish with locals, focusing in the fields of Business and Economics. Students may also choose to take courses taught in English as well as Spanish language courses at the intermediate and advanced language levels. This program is ideal for a student with an intermediate level of Spanish looking to take Business courses, as the Universidad del Pacífico is AACSB accredited.


ISA's Lima Summer program is open to students of all levels of Spanish proficiency. Beginning level students can choose from the courses in English, intermediate level students can choose intermediate Spanish courses or courses in English, and advanced students can choose to take electives and/or grammar at the advanced level as well as courses in English.


ISA is committed to offering students opportunities to go beyond the classroom and participate in a service-learning program while abroad.

ISA Service-Learning partners with local organizations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Service-learning programs are available independently or may be combined with an ISA academic program. These programs encourage personal and professional growth, increase language proficiency, and facilitate meaningful community engagement. Students will develop a Portfolio throughout the program, documenting their projects, hours, and program activities.

Students can earn 1-6 credits based on the number of contact hours accrued at the host organization and successful completion of the Portfolio. Credit may be awarded through a student's home university or from Carroll College.


ISA Custom Programs are developed in partnership with U.S. universities to offer students unique course options. Cultural activities and excursions, program dates and duration, and academics vary by program. Studying abroad with U.S. university students and faculty fosters a cohesive group dynamic with additional support of ISA staff in the U.S. and abroad.