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Universities in Lima

Universidad del Pacífico

Areas of Study

Courses in English
Courses in English
Students take class in both of the two buildings pictured (Buildings A and B). There is a rooftop cafeteria located on top of Building B.
Students take class in both of the two buildings pictured (Buildings A and B). There is a rooftop cafeteria located on top of Building B.
ISA students will attend the Universidad del Pacífico, which is the most prestigious in Peru in its fields of specialization: economics and business administration. The Universidad del Pacífico was established in 1962 and currently has an enrollment of 3,000 undergraduate students. The university hosts students from over forty international universities, primarily from Europe. The UP is a highly technological university; all classes have Internet access and multimedia equipment. The distinguished reputation of the Universidad del Pacífico is exemplified in the numerous books, articles, and study guides published by UP professors. In addition to the regular courses, students in the fall, winter, and year programs can participate in extracurricular activities such as: folkloric dance, guitar, painting, theater, soccer, volleyball, basketball, and more. ISA is happy to announce that as of Spring 2011, the Universidad del Pacífico is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú

The Pontifical Catholic University campus in Lima
The Pontifical Catholic University campus in Lima
Founded in 1917, the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru is the oldest-established private higher educational institution in Peru. Located on a 43-hectare campus and with a student population of more than 13,000, the University's teachers, students and graduates are dedicated to the achievement of the highest standards in research and academic work, projecting their work towards the entire national community.
Our programs at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú

Volunteer Opportunities with ELAP in Lima

ELAP students will attend one of the three universities if they are participating in an ISA Academic program in conjunction with their ELAP program:
*University of the Pacific (UP)
*Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP)

Students particpating in an ISA Academic Program plus ELAP during the semester will work 5-10 hours per week at a local host organization while attending classes at the host university. The ELAP 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 ELAP program after the ISA Summer program ends. Participants will spend between 15–35 hours per week at a local organization.

Students participating only in an ELAP Service-Learning and Internship program will not attend classes but work 15–35 hours per week at a local organization. Aall participants will develop an ELAP Portfolio throughout the program which includes reflective essays, group discussions, logs of hours, a supervisor evaluation and a certificate of completion.

Select ELAP placements are eligible for academic credit. Participants can earn 1-6 credits based on the number of contact hours accrued at the host organization and successful completion of the ELAP Portfolio. Visit the ELAP website for more information.