Wonderful experience with ISA Lima Past Review

By (International Relations and Affairs., Saint Louis University) for

ISA Study Abroad in Lima, Peru

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Finally became fluent in Spanish, living in a Latin American megacity was unforgettable experience

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Courses at the PUCP were more challenging than I expected. Academic expectations were different, but the ISA staff were great at arranging tutoring, orientation, etc. My roommate took Quechua at the PUCP and they paid for him to have a tutor!

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The staff was amazing~ Michelle, Lucia, Wendy, Andy. This program runs like a well-oiled machine!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Wifi in my homestay +++

* Food:

Host mom was the best cook. Peruvian food is delicious~

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

They were all great, especially the excursion to Junin/Huaraz (in the highlands).

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)


If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Peru attracts independent students who have had some travel experience before, but are looking to take it to the next level. If this is you, I would recommend this program hands down!