ISA Study Abroad in Lima, Peru

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Lima, the capital of Peru, is situated on the west coast of the southern Pacific Ocean, along the outlet of the Rímac River. Lima is full of fascinating contrasts between traditional and modern influences. The traditional influences evolved from P... read more

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Yes! My study abroad experience changed my life. I am so thankful I had the opportunity to live in another culture and experience life overseas. I went to improve my Spanish speaking skills and in ALL honesty I think I learned more in one day when I was in Lima than I had learned for the past 4 years studying Spanish in a classr... - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville View Entire Review
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Studying abroad in Peru was amazing! I would highly recommend it for anybody considering Peru, whether or not you speak Spanish. Learning how to get around when you don't speak the language is quite an experience and you definitely learn a lot about yourself. You get to see how people live in other parts of the world and com... - Rice University View Entire Review
My study abroad experience was so worthwhile. It was very different from my expectations, but I think that is a good thing. One of the reasons I studied abroad was to push my comfort zone and do something new, so it is for the best that things didn't always work out how I planned them. As cliche as it sounds, I learned a lot abo... - University of Northern Colorado View Entire Review
I gained a global outlook and got to know a very important side of myself. I developed skills like how to find my way through a foreign city on my own. I learned how to distinguish safe and unsafe, good and bad situations, how to avoid the negative and how to have a positive attitude in even the most harsh of circumstances. I ha... - Rice University View Entire Review

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Lima, the capital of Peru, is situated on the west coast of the southern Pacific Ocean, along the outlet of the Rímac River. Lima is full of fascinating contrasts between traditional and modern influences. The traditional influences evolved from Peru's history as the home of the Inca and numerous other civilized cultures, dating back as far as 2000 BC. Indigenous cultural traditions and languages still thrive today in Peru.

However, Lima is not only a traditional place, but has moved with the pace of modernity and now boasts strong industries and contemporary technologies in Latin America. Lima is known for its interesting museums, colonial churches, vibrant cafe scene, striking architecture and genuinely friendly people. In addition, it is the hub of transport to Peru's endless natural treasures and archeological gems. South of the Capital, long white beaches stretch along the Pacific Ocean and are backed by white sand dunes.

Lima's importance as the capital city of Peru and its idyllic location along the southern Pacific coast, provide an exceptional study abroad site for students to improve their Spanish language and learn about Peruvian culture. Choose from three incredible universities, with a multitude of course offerings in Spanish and English. Go to school with other Spanish speaking international students or take classes with local Peruvians.

Programs in Lima include:

  • Academic Year:
- Business & Latin American Studies Courses with Locals
- Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines

  • Semester / Trimester:
- Business & Latin American Studies Courses with Locals
- Courses with Locals in Multiple Disciplines

  • Summer-Business, Literature & Spanish Language, Health Sciences & Medical Spanish, Spanish Language & Peruvian Studies

  • ISA Service-Learning: Learn about local social issues in Lima by partnering with a community-based organization and following a reflection-based curriculum.

  • Custom: Custom Programs in Lima ( Political Science in Lima Peru with Texas State University )

  • Gap:
             - Service-Learning
             - ISA Academic Semester + Service-Learning
             - ISA Academic Summer + 4-week Service-Learning


Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • Custom
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Business
  • Hospitality Administration
  • International Business
  • Legal Professions and Studies
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International Studies Abroad / ISA Scholarships

In pursuit of its goals of enhancing cultural awareness and providing students with the independence and language skills necessary for the workplace, The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship seek to help those who may not otherwise be able to study abroad. As a testament to his early struggle and lifelong pursuit of academic excellence, ISA offers USD 58,000 annually in scholarships to be used towards ISA programs in memory of Dr. Castañeda. The Dr. Carlos E. Castañeda Memorial Scholarship are both merit and financial need-based scholarships that assist students from affiliated universities with the expenses of studying abroad. Scholarship awardees will have the opportunity to participate in the Correspondent Internship, which gives students the chance to add content to ISA’s Student blog. The student may also be given an opportunity to be part of ISA’s offices abroad based on the need of the particular office.

12 x $2000 for Fall Programs; 12 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Fall-start) Year Programs; 2 x $2,500 for (Spring-start) Year Programs

Deadlines:
Fall (and Fall-start): April 30th Winter/Spring (and Winter-start): October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Attend an ISA-affiliated university. See our list of Affiliated Universities for more information. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. (Courses must appear on official transcript.) • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the Eligibility Requirements and Application for more information on eligibility, scholarship availability, and application instructions.

ISA offers USD 8,000 worth of scholarships annually dedicated to the memory of Michaela Farnum. Michaela was a junior studying International Business and Spanish at Seattle University and was a participant in the ISA program in Chile. Her experience was tragically cut short when she lost her life in a hiking accident in the mountains of La Campana National Park in Chile. ISA hopes that this scholarship will help aspiring study abroad students and will do so in memory of Michaela who only began to realize her dream of study abroad. The scholarship is both merit and financial need-based scholarships for the study abroad expenses for the summer term of the student awardees

8 x $1,000 for Summer Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA Summer study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA. • Have completed at least one year of college level foreign language or the equivalent. Courses must appear on official transcript. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. • Be on financial aid. FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) and home university Award Letter/form required. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

The ISA Diversity Scholarships aim to encourage students of a broader cultural make-up to participate in ISA programs by offering funds to assist with the expenses of studying abroad. The scholarship amounts to USD 14,000 in awards and is to be used towards ISA programs.

2 x $1,000 for Summer Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Fall Programs; 3 x $2,000 for Winter/Spring Programs

Deadlines:
Summer: February 28th Fall: April 30th Winter/Spring: October 30th

Guidelines/Requirements:
• Be accepted to an ISA study abroad program or an applicable ISA Internship or Service-Learning program. • Have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA. • Be enrolled in second or third year of undergraduate education at a U.S. university/college at time of ISA program participation. **Please refer to the ISA scholarship page for more information on guidelines/requirements.

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