Universities in Lima

  • Universidad del Pacífico
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú
  • Service-Learning in Lima
  • Custom Programs in Lima
  • Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

Universidad del Pacífico

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.
Our programs at the Universidad del Pacífico
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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.

The PUCP was ranked first among tertiary educational institutes in Peru by América Economia in 2014.

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Service-Learning in Lima

Participants will attend one of the three universities if they are participating in an ISA Academic program in conjunction with their service-learning program:
*University of the Pacific (UP)
*Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP)
*Universidad Peruana Cateyano Heredia

Students participating in a full-time service-learning program will serve 15–35 hours per week at a local organization. All participants will develop a Portfolio throughout the program which includes reflective essays, group discussions, logs of hours, a supervisor evaluation and a certificate of completion.

Students participating in an ISA academic program and service-learning during the semester will work 5-10 hours per week at a local host organization while attending classes at the host university. The service-learning 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 service-learning program after the ISA Summer academic program ends. Participants will spend between 15-35 hours per week at a local organization.

Participants can earn 1-6 credits based on the number of contact hours accrued at the host organization and successful completion of the Portfolio. Visit the Academic Credit page of the ISA Service-Learning website for more information.

Our programs at the Service-Learning in Lima
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Custom Programs in Lima

Academics vary by program and may be comprised of one or more of the following:
  • A U.S. university-taught course
  • Guest lectures by local experts
  • Visits to local companies or organizations
  • Enrolling in a course at the host university in Lima
  • Service-learning and/or internships
Our programs at the Custom Programs in Lima
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Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

Founded in 1961, The Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia has become one of the leading medical schools in Peru. With a concentrated population of 2,000 students UPCH specializes in Medicine, Dentistry, Natural Sciences, Public Health, Veterinary, Nursing, Pyschology and Education.

The UPCH was ranked second among tertiary educational institutes in Peru by América Economia in 2014.

Our programs at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
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