Academic Programs in Lima

Students may choose from the following Academic Program options:

Academic Year

The Academic Year 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 advanced language level. This program is ideal for a student with an Advanced level of Spanish looking to take Business courses, as the Universidad del Pacífico is AACSB accredited.

The Academic Year 3 program at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) is for high advanced Spanish students who would like to take a variety of classes with Peruvian students taught in Spanish over the course of an academic year.

Semester / Trimester

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 advanced language level. This program is ideal for a student with an Advanced level of Spanish looking to take Business courses, as the Universidad del Pacífico is AACSB accredited.

The Spring/Fall 3 program at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) is for high advanced Spanish students who would like to take a variety of classes with Peruvian students taught in Spanish.

Summer

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.

Service-Learning/Internship

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

ISA's Service-Learning and Internship division, ELAP, offers opportunities to work at local organizations in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. ELAP-facilitated programs are available independently or may be combined with an ISA academic program. All ELAP programs encourage personal and professional growth, develop language proficiency, and facilitate meaningful community engagement. Students will develop an ELAP Portfolio throughout the program, documenting their projects, hours, and program activities.

In addition to ELAP-facilitated programs, several of ISA's host institutions offer internships or service-learning opportunities in addition to coursework. Students who choose this option will be enrolled in an ISA program and elect to take an internship or service-learning course through the host university and, upon completion, receive a host university transcript for their coursework.

Custom

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.