ISA Housing provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Peruvian lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of Peru. All housing options are either within a quick walking distance to the different universities attended by ISA students, or are conveniently located near public transit routes relative to the universities. Travel times to the universities vary but generally range between 15 and 30 minutes.
Homestays are the norm in Peru, and ISA students are provided with their own room or could possibly share a room with another ISA student. A traditional homestay includes room and all meals (breakfast and the student's choice of either lunch or dinner, seven days per week) and laundry service once per week. Each family has been carefully selected by ISA's resident staff in order to ensure a comfortable living situation. The homestay provides the opportunity for students to experience aspects of the Peruvian lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor, not to mention the invaluable opportunity to practice the Spanish language with locals. Some homestays provide internet access, but not all.
Residencias are occupied by international and Peruvian students. At the residencia, students may or may not have their own bedroom (depending on the room chosen) and share bathrooms and common living areas. Residencias do not include meals, but students will have access to the kitchen and storage area at the residencia. All residencias include wi-fi and some include a computer lab.
Another option for housing is a pension, which is housing with a host family that provides housing to other international studies. This option includes two meals per day, and laundry service varies per the pensión. This is a great option for students who are more independent and would like to meet other international students in a homestay setting. Pensiones may or may not include internet access, depending on the family.
Students may opt to secure housing independently. Students who select this option receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.