Lima

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

A team of helpful ISA staff members guides students through the entire study abroad process. The U.S. staff helps prospective students with program selection and completion of the ISA application. Pre-departure orientations are also available to enrolled students over the telephone and through our comprehensive online orientation. The U.S. staff is in constant contact with our resident staff abroad, who provide support to students during their program. ISA's staff members also provide assistance to students upon their return to the U.S. Contact us at 512-480-8522 or by email.

Visa Support

Our U.S.-based staff is trained to handle visa issues for Peru and their corresponding U.S.-based consulates.

Tuition at Host University

Tuition and administrative fees at the host university are included in the program price. Some classes will have additional fees that are not included in the program price.

Official Transcript from Host University with ISA Cover Letter

Upon the successful completion of an ISA program, the student's host university will issue an official transcript that lists all coursework. ISA will send this transcript to the appropriate office at the student's home university. Additionally, ISA will provide a cover letter explaining the host university's grading system and a translation of the transcript, as necessary.

Full-Time Resident Staff

ISA's full-time resident staff assists students with all aspects of their experience abroad. The resident staff provides support during official course registration and arranges the program orientation, excursions, weekly meetings, cultural activities and much more. Staff members are trained to ensure the well-being of each program participant and are dedicated to facilitating a positive and meaningful study abroad experience. Please click here to read more about the Lima staff.

On-Site ISA Offices

ISA's on-site Lima offices offer students a source of security while abroad by serving as a common meeting place and resource center. Please click here to read more about the Lima offices.

On-Site Cultural and Academic Orientation

Upon arrival students are given an on-site orientation where they are informed of academic schedules, safety information, detailed information on excursions and information on cell phones. These orientations are conducted by our resident directors, allowing students a chance to familiarize themselves with our directors even before they take their placement exams.

Computer and Internet Access

ISA students enjoy free internet access at the ISA Lima on-site offices. Students also have access to computer labs and WIFI at the host universities.

Tutoring

Tutorial assistance is offered to participants who are enrolled in a language class during their ISA program; assistance is arranged by the on-site directors and should be scheduled in advance, and consists of a maximum of 1 hour per week.

Airport Reception

Ground transportation is provided from the Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM) for students who arrive during the ISA designated arrival date and time, and at the appropriate airport.

Housing

Homestay: Included in the price of all ISA Lima programs.

Student Residence: Included in the price of all ISA Lima programs. Each residencia is different; please contact ISA with specific questions.

Pensiones: Included in the price of all ISA Lima programs. Each pension is different; please contact ISA with specific questions.

Meals and Laundry Service

Homestays: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included seven days a week, as well as laundry service once a week.

Residencias: Kitchen available for all meals, as well as laundry facilities.

Pensiones: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included seven days a week; laundry facilities/services vary.

*Lunch and dinner are not provided on ISA excursion days.

Excursions

Excursions are included in the price of all ISA programs. Excursions are designed to complement the academic component of the student's study abroad experience. Transportation and guided tours are included. During multi-day excursions, hotel accommodations and breakfast are also included. Additional optional excursions may be offered but are not included in the ISA program price. Students may sign up and pay for these excursions after they arrive at their program site.

Click here for a list of excursions (may vary according to session).

Cultural Activities in Lima

In order to maximize cultural immersion, the ISA program staff develops unique cultural activities. These custom-designed activities invite students to experience the local color of their host city, while learning about the history and culture of their new surroundings. Speaking the native language with locals, tasting the regional cuisine, and partaking in the native traditions are just a few of the ways these cultural activities lead to full appreciation of the program city.

Medical Insurance

Comprehensive medical insurance is provided during the official period of the program. Extensions of medical coverage can be made for an additional fee if students plan to be abroad before or after the program period. A full description of coverage can be found here.

24-hour Emergency Assistance

ISA regular office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:00am - 7:00pm and Friday, 7:00am - 5:00pm Central Time. For students or parents who need assistance in an emergency situation outside of the regular office hours, please call the ISA office at 512-480-8522 to access the ISA emergency contact information for that particular week. Abroad students also have access to on-site staff 24 hours a day.
ISA  1112 W. Ben White Blvd.  Austin, TX 78704  Tel: 512-480-8522  Fax: 512-480-8866  Email: isa@studiesabroad.com