Academic Programs in Lima

Students may choose from the following Academic Program options:

Academic Year

Semester + Semester options are available for certain programs in this city. In these instances, students will receive a discount off of the second term. ISA support services, housing and insurance are not included during the interim period between sessions but may be added for an additional charge.

To see if this option is available for your specific program of interest, please review that program's semester pages or contact ISA for more information.

Semester / Trimester

The Spring/Fall 1 program at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru (PUCP) offers courses with locals in multiple disciplines. For this reason, students are required to be at the high advanced Spanish level in order to feel comfortable enrolling in a variety of courses with local Peruvians.

The Spring/Fall 2 program at the Universidad del Pacífico (UP) offers courses taught in Spanish with locals, focusing in the fields of Business and Economics. Students may also choose to take courses taught in English as well as Spanish language courses at the intermediate and advanced language levels. This program is ideal for a student with an intermediate level of Spanish looking to take Business courses, as the Universidad del Pacífico is AACSB accredited.


ISA's Lima Summer program is open to students of all levels of Spanish proficiency. Beginning level students can choose from the courses in English, intermediate level students can choose intermediate Spanish courses or courses in English, and advanced students can choose to take electives and/or grammar at the advanced level as well as courses in English.