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  • Locations: Puerto Maldonado, Peru
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Please double check brochure below for official program dates.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Housing Options: Apartment, Homestays
Areas of Study: Accounting, Art, Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, English, Finance, History, International Studies, Journalism, Law, Liberal Arts, Managment, Mathematics, Media Studies, Photography, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish Program Type: Study Abroad
Program Description:
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Program Information:
On CISabroad’s Semester in Lima program, you’ll quickly discover that your host city offers a little bit of everything. In Lima, you’ll find incredible ocean views, colonial-era buildings, a fun local spirit, colorful indigenous and religious festivals, and one of the liveliest food scenes anywhere—not to mention a phenomenal university. This vibrant metropolitan setting is perfect for language immersion or exploration while taking courses in your major. After class, you can hit the beach and learn to surf, check out the city’s awesome modern art, or discover the thousand-year-old pre-Hispanic ruins scattered throughout the city.

Key highlights:
  • Stunning colonial architecture and beautiful plazas in Lima’s historic district
  • Superb university with a vibrant urban campus
  • Classes in diverse subjects taught in English and Spanish, including Spanish-language courses at all levels
  • Option to practice Spanish and learn about Peruvian culture with a local language partner
  • Optional excursion to ancient Machu Picchu
Lima is the largest city in Peru, a metropolis of almost nine million people. Despite its size, Lima embraces the natural, exotic beauty of the Latin American landscape. The size of the city and its desert coast overlooking the Pacific ocean is ideal for students who prefer an urban experience. You'll find stunning ocean views, colonial-era buildings, and a fun, local spirit.

Lima has one of the largest concentration of colleges and universities in South America. It's easy to see why so many students flock to its streets. Lima is a financial hub for the continent, making it a great spot for any business student. Likewise, its important contributions to art, literature, architecture, and history create a haven for any student of humanities. Want to embark on intercultural studies? Calle Capon and the largest ethnic Chinese community in Latin America may interest you. Plus, there's the city’s distinctive Afro-Peruvian music. For history seekers, you can easily travel just outside Lima's borders to delve into pre-Columbian sites. You don’t have to study culinary arts to revel in the famously excellent Peruvian food. From fresh ceviche to chifa cuisine and its blend of Chinese and Peruvian influences, there's so much to tempt your palate.

By spending a semester in Lima, you're giving yourself access to Lima’s treasures, such as funky Barranco, colonial Plaza de Armas, seaside Miraflores, great surf spots, stunning sunsets, and an amazing climate. Take home colorful, inexpensive local crafts and an unforgettable experience at a phenomenal university.

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