Business, Latin American Studies & Spanish Language

Universidad del Pacífico
Lima, Peru

Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Business, Latin American Studies & Spanish Language

  • Location


  • Host University

    Universidad del Pacífico

    The Universidad del Pacífico (UP) was founded in 1962 and specializes in business courses. It is fully accredited by the Peruvian Ministry of Education and considered one of the leading institutions of its kind in Latin America. The Universidad del Pacífico is also accredited by the Association to Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Located in Lima's Jesús María district, the UP currently enrolls approximately 3,000 students at the undergraduate level. ISA students attending the UP have complete access to all the university's facilities just as any local student would. The UP's Centro de Idiomas (Language Center) offers Italian, English and Spanish for foreigners.

  • Term

    Summer 1 2020

  • Program Dates

    Mid May, 2020 - Late Jun, 2020

  • Program Length


  • Application Deadline

    Mar 25, 2020

  • Credit

    90 Contact Hours

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost


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Program Description

Designed for students at all levels of Spanish language proficiency, this program allows you to take business courses in English, Spanish language courses at the beginning, intermediate and advanced Spanish levels or courses in Spanish.

Courses in English include international marketing, trade and policy. Courses in Spanish cover topics such as international relations and literature and require an advanced Spanish language level (4 or more semesters of college-level Spanish). Courses at Universidad del Pacífico are taught by local university faculty.



Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.


What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University


Meals and Laundry Service

Bridging Cultures Program

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model


Cultural Activities


Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities



Contact Hours


Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

6 - 8

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

9 - 15

Academic Information

  • Course Selection
    • The courses below reflect the most current list of courses released by the host university.
    • Course availability and contact hours are subject to change. 
    • Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or prerequisites.
    • Students at the beginning Spanish level will select two courses taught in English as beginning Spanish is not offered in this program.
    • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the Peru Program Manager.
  • Course Credit
    • According to ISA policy, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
    • Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student’s home university.
  • Transcripts
    • The transcript from the UP will reflect credits for each course listed below.
    • The contact hours for each course will not be reflected on the transcript, but are listed below to assist with credit transfer.
    • Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program.



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Universidad del Pacífico
ISA Students Only
64 Contact Hours
Taught In English
45 Contact Hours

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Alan Thompson

Program Manager, Peru


Michelle McRaney

Resident Director, Peru

Cecilia Aramburu

Customized Programs Manager, Peru

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page. 

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Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the Peruvian lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor to Peru. With an open-mind and flexibility, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations, however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.


Host families are best if you are seeking full linguistic and cultural immersion during your time abroad. Each host family has been carefully selected by ISA's resident staff in order to best accommodate your needs and to ensure a comfortable living situation. Homestays will provide two meals daily and laundry service once a week. While students typically have their own room and share a homestay with another ISA student, you might share a room with another ISA student of the same gender.


While similar to a homestay, pensiones are larger homes that provide housing to multiple students. This option includes two meals per day/seven days per week (excluding excursion days) and laundry service at least once per week. You will also be expected to coordinate meals with the meal schedule of the pensión. This is a great option for students who are more independent and would like to live with a larger number of students in a homestay setting.

Student Residence

Residencias are occupied by international students. At the residencia, you may or may not have your own bedroom and you will share bathrooms and common living areas. Residencias do not include meals, but you will have access to the kitchen and storage area at the residencia. All residencias include wi-fi and some include a computer lab.

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.



Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu * Optional

Feed the aplacas, llamas, vicuñas, and guanacos at Awanacancha, visit Pisac and Ollantaytambo and depart for Aguas Calientes. Take a guided tour of the former capital of the Inca empire, Machu Picchu and explore the ruins afterward. Learn about traditional Andean weaving at Chinchero and stroll down the cobblestone streets of Cusco during the historical city tour.

Ica, Paracas & Chincha

Partake in included activities such as dune buggies and sandboarding in the Huacachina Oasis, visit Paracas and the Ballestas Islands for a chance to see Humboldt penguins and sea lionsand visit Chincha and the Hacienda San José.

Iquitos * Optional

Travel by boat deep into the Amazon jungle, fish for piranhas and observe wildlife such as exotic birds, monkeys, pink dolphins and sloths at the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, not to mention a visit to the Manatee Rescue Center and local river communities to learn about environmental conversation and the rescue of the native language and culture of the Kukama Kukamiria.

Lima City Tour

Discover the historical center of the Peruvian capital by visiting the Monasterio San Francisco de Asis, Plaza San Martín, Jirón de la Unión, Palacio Torre Tagle and Iglesia San Pedro.

Cultural Activities in Lima

The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Lima. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Lima special.

These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included a city tour, graffiti lesson, Real Felipe Fortaleza tour, Huaca Pucllana pyramid and museum visits and a service day.