Prior to their departure and on-site orientation, students will receive a detailed and extensive online pre-departure orientation which serves as a primer for their study abroad experience in Peru. This orientation allows students to read up on pertinent information before their arrival in Peru. The orientation covers academics, culture, useful phrases, food, housing, the university, ISA facilities, money matters, visas (if applicable), and numerous other details. Of course, students are always welcome to contact the Peru Site Specialist with any questions.
Participants will fly into Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) where ISA resident staff will greet students before traveling with students to their housing. As part of their orientation, students will receive an introduction to Peruvian society and culture, and take a tour of the city. Resident staff will also introduce students to the academic portion of the program; including reviewing students' course selections and helping them to prepare for the placement exam (if applicable).