Business, Spanish Language & Courses with Locals
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.
Fall 2 2020
Early Aug, 2020 - Early Dec, 2020
Jun 01, 2020
184 - 240 Contact Hours
2.50 Minimum GPA*
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Ideal for students at the high intermediate level of Spanish language proficiency (minimum 3 or more semesters of college-level Spanish) who want to take AACSB-accredited business courses in English or Spanish with Peruvians, this program also offers Spanish language courses at the intermediate and advanced Spanish levels.
Courses in English with locals include areas such as business, economics, finance, history, international relations, management, marketing, political science and social sciences. Courses in Spanish with local require an advanced Spanish language level (4 or more semesters of college-level Spanish) and include subjects like accounting, business, economics, finance, international relations, history, math and social sciences. Courses at Universidad del Pacífico are taught by local university faculty.
Semester + Semester Programs Available: You can combine the Spring + Fall OR Fall + Spring sessions at a discounted price. For more information about this option, please contact your ISA Peru Site Specialist.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.
MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES
Students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of four semesters (six quarters) of college-level
Comprehensive Advising and Support
Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support
Tuition at the Host University
Meals and Laundry Service
Bridging Cultures Program
Full-Time Resident Staff
On-Site ISA Offices
ISA Discovery Model
Official Transcript from the Host University
Professional Development Toolbox
184 - 240
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
12 - 16
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
18 - 24
- 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. The courses listed below are only a sampling of what the Universidad del Pacífico offers.
- 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.
- 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.
- Courses with Locals
- Students must test into the Advanced Spanish language level or above in order to enroll in courses with locals instructed in Spanish.
- The Universidad del Pacífico is accredited by the Association to Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Any questions or requests for sample syllabi can be made to the Lima Site Specialist.
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- Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Support & Funding
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.View all Funding Options
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.
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.
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.
THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA
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.
Playas del Sur
Slip away from the city to soak up the sun with Limeños at a local beach and try a traditional stuffed bread made in a clay oven.
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.