Liberal Arts with Locals

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Lima, Peru
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Liberal Arts with Locals

  • Location

    Lima

  • Host University

    Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

    Founded in 1917, the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP) is the oldest private higher educational institution in Peru. Fully accredited by the Peruvian Ministry of Education, the PUCP was ranked 25th in the QS Latin American University Rankings in 2018, the highest in Peru. ISA students and the university's 18,000 students and 500 international students have access to on-campus services such as banks, computer labs, cafeterias, 3D printers, sports complexes, library and cultural activities such as dance class.

  • Term

    Spring 1 2020

  • Program Dates

    Mar 08, 2020 - Jul 12, 2020

  • Program Length

    Semester

  • Application Deadline

    Dec 01, 2019

  • Credit

    12 - 16 Credits

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $14,950

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Program Description

Challenge yourself by taking all courses with Peruvians and international students at Peru's top rated university.

Designed for students at the high advanced Spanish level, this program offers course options in the following areas: archaeology, art, business, communication, environmental science, geography, history, information science, linguistics, literature, philosophy and social sciences. Courses at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú 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.

Service-Learning in Lima
In addition to your academic courses, Study + Service-Learning programs allow you to serve alongside a local organization and engage in reflective assignments. Service-learning will develop your intercultural competency skills and increase your understanding of social issues in your host community. Visit the ISA Service-Learning website to see placement opportunities in Lima and for more information about how to receive academic credit.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

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 five semesters (7-8 quarters) of college-level

 

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

Housing

Meals and Laundry Service

Bridging Cultures Program

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

Credits

12 - 16

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

12 - 16

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

18 - 24

Academic Information

  • Course Selection
    • All courses below are with locals. The list below reflects the most current list of courses released by the host university.
    • Course availability and contact hours are subject to change. 
    • Additional courses with locals available in the following departments: Administration, Archaeology, Art, Business, Communication, Geography and Environment, History, Information Science, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Social Sciences and Theology.
    • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the Peru Program Manager.
  • Language Requirement
    • Students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of five semesters (7-8 quarters) of college-level Spanish.
  • 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 PUCP 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

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Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Art and Design
Art and Design
3 Credits
Photography
CCE-201
4 Credits
3 Credits
Arts and Human Sciences
Archeology
3 Credits
Archaeology
ARQ107
4 Credits
4 Credits
Human Osteology
ARQ-250
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
Geography and Environmental Studies
3 Credits
3 Credits
Ecotourism
GEO112
2 Credits
3 Credits
4 Credits
Geomorphology
GEO-239
3 Credits
Human Geography
GEO-237
3 Credits
Hydrography
GEO-236
4 Credits
Rural Planning
GEO-312
4 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
Urban Planning
GEO-316
4 Credits
Humanities
Museology
HUM-270
3 Credits
Language Studies with International Students
4 Credits
Linguistics
4 Credits
Latin 1
LIN-251
4 Credits
Latin 3
LIN-253
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
Quechua 1
LIN-128
3 Credits
Quechumara 2
LIN-259
4 Credits
Semantics
LIN-225
4 Credits
4 Credits
Literature
Philosophy
Ethics
FIL-209
4 Credits
Greek 2
FIL-222
4 Credits
Logic 1
FIL-249
4 Credits
4 Credits
Theology
Theology
TEO-210
4 Credits
Communications
Communication
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
3 Credits
Law
Law
3 Credits
Penal Law 1
DEP 201
3 Credits
Management and Administration
Management and Administration
3 Credits
Science and Engineering
Science and Engineering
Social Sciences
Anthropology
4 Credits
4 Credits
Political Science and Government
Sociology
4 Credits
4 Credits
4 Credits
3 Credits
Urban Sociology
SOC-355
4 Credits
Course Disclaimer
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Alan Thompson

Program Manager, Peru

LIMA TEAM

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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Housing

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.

Homestay

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.

Pensión

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.

Excursions

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.